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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Aberdeen School District is an above average, public school district located in Aberdeen, SD. It has 4,524 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.

Aberdeen School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
50%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1300
11 responses
Average ACT
25
163 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,524
Free or Reduced Lunch
33.1%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,588
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$34,900,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,728/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,471
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$669
National
$949
Median Home Value
$149,100
National
$184,700

Aberdeen School District Reviews

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I attended school in Aberdeen for five years and had a great experience. All of the staff I met were very passionate and helpful. Class sizes were large enough to allow me to meet a variety of people, but small enough that receiving help from teachers wasn't a challenge. I enjoyed attending extra curricular activities because they were always well organized and full of excited students and family members. Overall the Aberdeen school district is something I am proud to say I was able to be a part of.
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They do not listen to students or follow disability plans (which they are required by law to do) the administration is definitely not the best. Reports of bullying or harassment have consequences for the victim not the perpetrator. They have some really good teachers who honestly care about their students, but a lot who couldn't care less. The lunchroom staff are super friendly but none of the guidance counselors have any actual 'guidance' to offer. The administration puts in the least amount of effort as possible and are some of the least accommodating people I have ever had the misfortune of meeting. They almost always disregard 504 plans and my friend with an IEP has frequent panic attacks in her meetings because they harass her with out her mother present.
My daughter loved her high school years here. However, as a parent, I have always felt as if she was capable of so much more academically. Both of my kids rarely brought home homework, but are straight A students. This may say a lot for my kids, but I think that they could do more-and have more expected if them as well. I guess the true test will be how my daughter does in college. College preparedness is important, and I hope Aberdeen Central has succeeded in providing that for my child. The teachers to me seem a little stagnant and pretty lenient with the students. There is a lot of cell phone use among students as well. I think that is something that needs to be controlled better. I honestly think it's because some of the teachers want to be able to pull their phone out just as much as the kids do! Like I said, my daughter loved her time year and excited to go to college. Her experience with this school is different than mine...I'm sure it's because I'm the parent!