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
Address
301 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
Telephone
(605) 582-3211
Website

Brandon Valley High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
75%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1270
6 responses
Average ACT
27
124 responses
AP Enrollment
8%

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.16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • School musical, talent show, state games
    32%
  • Homecoming Friday
    29%
  • Graduation
    15%
  • Unity Days
    12%
  • Sporting events
    9%
  • Challenge Day
    3%
  • Homecoming
    0%

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.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.2%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.24 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.24 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.24 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
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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Brandon Valley High School Reviews

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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.
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I have really enjoyed Brandon Valley as a high school because it has offered many different opportunities to be involved in extra circulars. Also the staff is amazing whether it is counselors, teachers, or even janitors. I would like to see Brandon Valley include more opportunities for college courses.
Brandon Valley High School is a great school. The teachers are very hardworking, and put the time and effort to assist their students to their best of their ability. Some teachers even stay late just to be of more help to you if need to be. As long as you show willingness to learn, they will be there for you along the way.