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    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
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  6. Health & Safety
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  7. Administration
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Sioux Falls School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Sioux Falls, SD. It has 24,662 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 52% in reading.
Address
201 E 38th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Telephone
(605) 367-7900

Sioux Falls School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
52%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1290
106 responses
Average ACT
26
984 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
24,662
Free or Reduced Lunch
42.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,306
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.1%

Finances

Total Expenses
$217,436,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,089/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$56,714
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$771
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,600
National
$184,700

Sioux Falls School District Reviews

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I have had some very great teachers in the past 12 years of my Sioux Falls School District experience. As I got to high school, some teachers really tested my personal opinion and downgraded me for it. That was one of the hardest things about high school for me. But Harvey Dunn and Patrick Henry have some phenomenal teachers! They are so great at working with individual students who are struggling and making sure they get the help they need.
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The Sioux Falls School District is a district that focuses on preparing students for a changing world. The teachers are always ready to work with students one on one if needed. The teachers and administration are committed on seeing their students succeed. Most teachers' main goal was to prepare their students for college and life in general. There have been some teachers that aren't as passionate, but the district does its absolute best to ensure that isn't a normal thing. I have had a great experience not only in my district, but in my high school as well. I feel ready for what life has to offer, and that is because of the Sioux Falls School District.
I went to Washington High School, there was an incredible amount of diversity, which allowed students like myself to break barriers and celebrate cultural differences. The teachers here are always caring and prepared to help students succeed in life, but also making sure they take responsibility for their own actions. The biggest change that needs to happen in the entirety of the Sioux Falls School District comes in through funding. All departments need more funding to make the student's experience the best it can possibly be, though students make the best of what their given, they need more to excel in what they do.