A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  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 991 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 75% 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
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
6 responses
Average ACT
27
146 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • School musical, talent show, state games
    29%
  • Homecoming Friday
    26%
  • Graduation
    14%
  • Unity Days
    12%
  • Sporting events
    10%
  • Challenge Day
    5%
  • Homecoming
    2%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
991
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
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
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.25 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.25 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.25 responses
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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.
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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.
Overall, my high school experience at BVHS has been fantastic--great friends, great teachers, great opportunities... Since attending, I have become much more outgoing and adventurous, thanks to the optimism and encouragement from peers and teachers. Freshman year, I knew I belonged in the Art Club, but it wasn't until the end of sophomore year that I got involved in (with the help of my favorite English teacher, Mrs. M Sittig) and fell in love with color guard, which allowed me to meet a number of new faces I now refer to as friends. My school is not only unique for its vast opportunities, but also for its accepting spirit. There are many different groups, yet they all seem to interlock and support each other. If I had the choice, I would always choose BV.