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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Belle Fourche School District is an above average, public school district located in Belle Fourche, SD. It has 1,374 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
2305 13th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
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Belle Fourche School District Rankings

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  • Middle
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Elementary Schools in Belle Fourche School District

Middle Schools in Belle Fourche School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
64 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,374
Free or Reduced Lunch
45.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$38,659
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$12,695,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,200/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • 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
$41,145
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$655
National
$949
Median Home Value
$113,600
National
$184,700

Belle Fourche School District Reviews

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This school district has been amazing for my whole family. We moved here from California and we were welcomed immediately. I would not change schools if I had the choice. The schooling system that they contain is amazing. The teachers here deserve to be paid more. We have many great opportunities to achieve great things. One thing that they should change is the grading scale. I believe that a 5.0 scale is a lot easier than a 4.0 scale. It will also encourage other students to do well in school.
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I enjoyed my time here. It was wonderful to be in a small enough school where I knew nearly everyone. However, the administration does not know what is really going on. They are trying to implement student taught classrooms, which don’t work, and do not have students learn.
Belle Fourche School District has some great teachers who really go the extra mile for their students. I feel that more emphasis could be placed on college readiness. Our school district could use more resources. The high school facilities are old and in need of updating.