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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Brandon Valley School District is a top rated, public school district located in Brandon, SD. It has 4,092 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.

Brandon Valley School District Rankings

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  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Brandon Valley School District

High Schools in Brandon Valley School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1210
8 responses
Average ACT
27
199 responses

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,092
Free or Reduced Lunch
17.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,030
Teachers in First/Second Year
11.9%

Finances

Total Expenses
$28,293,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,041/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    59%
  • Support Services
    34%
  • Other
    6%
Living in the Area
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$84,075
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$914
National
$949
Median Home Value
$206,600
National
$184,700

Brandon Valley School District Reviews

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I gave Brandon Valley High School a five-star ranking because I truly believe that it is one of the best high schools in the country. We have led our state in academics the majority of the last few years and was even ranked #1 on Niche's top schools in South Dakota. I like my school for many reasons. Brandon Valley goes above and beyond the main purpose of a high school, and that is to ready kids for college. Here we have sported the highest ACT scores and sent many kids of the post-secondary schools where they became successful in life, while also being successful as people. Yes, when people think about school they think mostly academically. Brandon Valley is much more than that! There are so many extra-curricular activities at school that you are sure to find something that you are interested in. For many, finding your club and your group of people is something great that will help you grow in many ways. Brandon Valley is truly a great place to be.
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Brandon Valley School District is a place I'm proud to say I graduated from. The school is friendly all around and has activities for everyone, no matter their interests. The school promotes school council which allows kids to learn about decision making, especially in professional situations. Academics, sports, and theater are the schools biggest assets hands down. The district is rated number one in the state for academic standings and everyone gets together on Friday nights to watch the Lynx football games or to see the latest musical put on in the performing arts center. Overall, my experience at Brandon Valley was fantastic and I would definitely recommend it as a choice for children and their education.
Things that I like about Brandon Valley School District are that not just the teachers but all of the staff are very polite and understanding. Many good things have happened to me from just talking to the counselor about my health issues not just physical but mental. There are many other ways that make the Brandon Valley School District a five-star place for a student and that would be that every student in the school is very nice and easy to make friends with. To add on the ways the teachers teach there is every teacher teaches differently I know it sounds weird but from the ways that I learn for every subject, the teacher taught just the way I liked.