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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Dakota Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in North Sioux City, SD. It has 385 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 82% 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
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
76 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$52,417
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$768
National
$949
Median Home Value
$134,000
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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  • Canned food drive
    40%
  • Movie on the Green
    40%
  • HOSA
    20%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
385
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$45,632
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.9%
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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
$9,225/ 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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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.
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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.
I have had a wonderful experience at Dakota Valley High School. I have met many great friends, teachers, coaches and staff who have made the high school experience fun. The thing I would rate the best, other than friends, is the experienced and likable teachers and coaches. I have had so many teachers that I look up to and have helped shape my life. Our football coaches really made a difference in my life as well and their focus on team building, unity, kindness, and our character helped us to achieve a championship last year.