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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dakota Valley High School is an above average, public school located in North Sioux City, SD. It has 356 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1150 Northshore Dr
North Sioux City, SD 57049
Telephone
(605) 422-3820
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Dakota Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
50 responses
AP Enrollment
8%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,718
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$708
National
$949
Median Home Value
$129,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
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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
356
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$44,563
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.3%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$8,989/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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I was very lucky to go to Dakota valley high school. In my viewpoint Dakota Valley is a very fortunate school in the tri-state area. We not only have the highest grading scale, but our teachers thrive to make us better students. One thing that I loved about Dakota Valley was every teacher knew you by your name. At Dakota Valley you weren’t just a number but you were what made the school better. Another thing that I liked about Dakota Valley was the grading scale. In the tri-state area, (union, Woodbury, and Dakota county) Dakota Valley has the toughest grading scale and it made us work harder for what we wanted. Lastly, there is only one thing I would change about Dakota Valley and that is the diversity in the school. By all means it is getting better, but DV is mainly a white preppy school. In the future I would love to see other nationalities within the school district.
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My experience at Dakota Valley High School has been amazing. First of all, there are plenty of choices for academics. I also love how there are AP courses available and how we are able to take college courses online starting out junior year. There are also a plethora of options for fun clubs to join. Some examples of clubs that are available are: FBLA, HOSA, Science Olympiad, Quiz Bowl, Theater, Spanish Club and more. One thing that I absolutely love about Dakota Valley is that they are always trying to make things better for us students. For instance, we just got a brand new high school that is absolutely amazing. Also, almost every year new courses are added that we are allowed to take. Another new thing that I am excited about is that they are going to offer an internship program starting next semester. Overall, Dakota Valley High School is an absolutely amazing high school.
Dakota Valley feels like a small town school, but with significant opportunity for our students. We have great team sports, great teachers, and are really growing our arts programs! The district is only 24 years old, so it has really grown quickly over that time period. Brand new modern facilities give our students a leg up!!