Dakota Valley High School
- NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD
grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade A
- College Prepgrade B
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B+
- Health & Safetygrade B+
- Administrationgrade B+
- Sportsgrade A
- Foodgrade B
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade B
Dakota Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in NORTH SIOUX CITY, SD. It has 388 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 82% in reading.
Dakota Valley High School Rankings
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
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- grade B+69 Students
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- grade A minus34 Students
- grade A24 Students
- grade A minus19 Students
- grade B minus18 Students
- grade B16 Students
- grade B15 Students
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade B+
- Good for Familiesgrade B+
- Housinggrade A minus
Median Household Income
Median Home Value
Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
67%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 3 responses
33%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 3 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 5 responses
- Canned food drive40%
- Movie on the Green40%
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
100%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 3 responses
100%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 3 responses
100%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 3 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
75%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 4 responses
75%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 4 responses
75%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 4 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$14,475 / year
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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Dakota Valley High School Reviews
Rating 3.83 out of 5 40 reviews
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Students at Dakota Valley High School are all involved in a tight-knit community that always strives for bringing out the best in people. The teachers and staff greet students with a smile and kindness as they try to educate students not only about a specific academic subject, but also about being a leader, friend, and a kind person.
The teachers at Dakota Valley truly put the needs of students first. When you think of South Dakota schools, good school districts is not the first thing that probably comes to mind due to the state being the lowest paying teacher salary rate, but the teachers at Dakota Valley are like no others. They assure that the students are comprehending the information as well as making the learning process fun. It’s not everyday you hear of a high school student enjoying school, but Dakota Valley could sure change other students prospective on that.
Dakota Valley is a great school to go to if you begin going there at a young age. If you transfer there when you are a teenager, this can make it a lot more difficult to make friends. Since it is considered a rather small school and most of the students come from higher-classed families, this results in the students being very cliquey. I didn't have as many opportunities as I feel I would have if I had gone to a larger school, but I got a good education and liked my classes for the most part. This was just my personal experience. I know others that have had much different experiences here.