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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Brandon Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Brandon, SD. It has 1,024 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
301 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
Telephone
(605) 582-3211
Website

Brandon Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1320
5 responses
Average ACT
27
154 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    A
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$75,424
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$838
National
$949
Median Home Value
$183,000
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • School musical, talent show, state games
    27%
  • Homecoming Friday
    25%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Unity Days
    13%
  • Sporting events
    8%
  • Challenge Day
    6%
  • Homecoming
    4%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,024
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.18 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,604
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$9,114/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.26 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.26 responses
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Getting out of my comfort zone has given me the possibility of being in the theater productions my school puts on, in oral interpretation, and singing in the school's concert choir. Being in theater has allowed me the chance of being in the school's fall play, One Acts, and musical productions. I have allowed myself to perform in front of an audience and make good friends with who I would like to consider as family. Oral Interp. has allowed me to compete against other high school students by performing pieces of literature in front of judges and an audience. Singing in the concert choir at school has also allowed my voice to reach new levels of determination I never had in middle school. I would say that there are a lot of clubs/opportunities students can participate in to be involved in Brandon Valley High School.
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I like how the teachers prepare the students for college and challenge them. The teachers are extremely invested in the students and passionate about their jobs. In addition, teachers are extremely good at gathering the attention of the students and mixing up the daily routine.
With my experience at BVHS only good things can be said about the school. There are so many different clubs and activities to be involved in that anyone can find one that they like. Also at BVHS the teachers are there to help you succeed in your class, if help is needed, all that you have to do is stop in and see the teacher. The teachers are there before and after school and willing to help.