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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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 1,067 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 87% in reading.
About Brandon Valley High School...
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
87%
Percent Proficient - Math
62%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1330
7 responses
Average ACT
27
170 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$80,727
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$872
National
$949
Median Home Value
$198,300
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.19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.19 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • School musical, talent show, state games
    26%
  • Homecoming Friday
    24%
  • Graduation
    13%
  • Unity Days
    11%
  • Sporting events
    9%
  • Challenge Day
    6%
  • Homecoming
    6%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,067
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,030
Teachers in First/Second Year
8.2%
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 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
$12,041/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.27 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.27 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.27 responses
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Brandon Valley High School Reviews

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Some of the teachers are passionate about what they teach and make the experience for students amazing. They have a way of interesting you in things you’d never taken an interest in before. Brandon offers students great academic opportunities including college credit and career based classes through the Career and Technical Education Academy in Sioux Falls. The environment is very safe with all individuals working to make a strong community. Brandon Valley gives a sense of home where most everyone is friendly, and there are multiple adults ready to help in any way possible.
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Brandon Valley High School has its perks, but it also has some things that could be worked on. An example of a perk and one reason I love my school is juniors and seniors do not have to take semester exams as long as we don't miss more than 2 days of school. This encourages good attendance and time management. A downside to this is that you can't go on vacations or if you are sick, you feel obligated to attend school. During homecoming, our school goes all out. We have a full week of dressing up and the last day is just a fun day with no classes. One thing I think our school should work on is supporting things other then sports. Overall, my time attending BVHS has been fun and I will carry many memories with me forever.
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.