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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
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Douglas School District is a public school district located in Box Elder, SD. It has 2,824 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 43% of students are at least proficient in math and 47% in reading.
Address
400 Patriot Dr
Box Elder, SD 57719
Telephone
(605) 923-0000
Website

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Middle Schools in Douglas School District

High Schools in Douglas School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
47%
Percent Proficient - Math
43%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1140
12 responses
Average ACT
24
101 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,824
Free or Reduced Lunch
30.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,492
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$24,381,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,299/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    33%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$49,290
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,011
National
$949
Median Home Value
$130,700
National
$184,700

Douglas School District Reviews

6 reviews
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It's a district with an easy program for students. It isn't really challenging considering all of the learning departments are under-funded and football is over-funded. The material is taught to the lowest-possible-common denominator causing most students to get upset with the teachers, but it truly isn't their fault. The math department is the worst offender considering how all of the teachers got their teaching degrees from a farmer's market.

The only other foul mark is the lack of college readiness. I once went into the counselor's office to ask about what my steps for going into college should be. I was told that I should look it and then was promptly kicked out of that office.

Otherwise, it's an alright experience.
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There are a few absolutely wonderful teachers throughout the Douglas School System, however on average the teachers are poor. Many students face major issues with specific teachers, which goes ignored by school officials, despite parent complaints. The school size is decent, since class sizes are small, however the population has began to outgrow the school infrastructure itself. In addition, compared to students in other states, the douglas curriculum does not seem nearly as advanced.
Before I came to this school district, I had been to 7 other schools. This district is by far my favorite and gave me the ability to create life long friends in a safe environment that fostered my learning.