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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
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Lake Preston School District is a public school district located in Lake Preston, SD. It has 181 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
300 1st St NE
Lake Preston, SD 57249
Telephone
(605) 847-4455
Website

Lake Preston School District Rankings

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Elementary Schools in Lake Preston School District

High Schools in Lake Preston School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
181
Free or Reduced Lunch
39.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$32,043
Teachers in First/Second Year
33.4%

Finances

Total Expenses
$2,441,000
Expenses Per Student
$13,957/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    52%
  • Support Services
    44%
  • Other
    4%

Lake Preston School District Reviews

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I have attended Lake Preston school all my life and believe I have received an excellent education. I like the small class sizes and the friendly teachers who are there to help you whenever you need help, including the summer while studying for ACTs!
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I have gone to this school all my life. A few things come to mind. Sports are overemphasized, while academics get little reward. Being an athlete is more important than being an ambitious student. As for clubs, there aren't any besides FFA. It would be great to see more clubs created or study groups start up. Being that bullying is a problem in all schools, this school is no exception. But the way the staff and teachers handle bad behavior is mostly about silencing the victim, especially if the offending student has a parent/relation on the school board/staff. Most students if they applied themselves or were ambitious academically, would be prepared for college, since sports are overemphasized, most students will not be ready for the work load associated with college. Parents are very little involved, except for sports, and helping pay for fundraisers.
I like the fact that the teachers are always there to help each and every student to do their best everyday. They are always pushing us to try harder and are getting us ready for the real world. They also help prepare us for college by doing things that get us college ready. I also feel very safe here because of the way that our school is and also because of the teachers that we have. One thing that I would like them to change about Lake Preston is their school lunches because sometimes they are bad and other times they are good.