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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Dell Rapids High School is an above average, public school located in Dell Rapids, SD. It has 279 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
About Dell Rapids High School...
Address
1216 N Garfield
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
Telephone
(605) 428-5473
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Dell Rapids High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
64 responses
AP Enrollment
5%

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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$65,558
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$814
National
$949
Median Home Value
$156,800
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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  • Homecoming week, when everyone is involved.
    60%
  • Homecoming
    20%
  • Spirit Week
    20%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
279
Free or Reduced Lunch
15%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$39,134
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$9,661/ year
National
$12,239
57%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
14%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
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Dell Rapids High School has no difficult classes, virtually no clubs, almost no AP classes, and focuses heavily on athletics. There are no clubs to join if you aren't interested in sports or drama. There is no focus on academics and this school offers NO challenging classes, save for about two or three. This is not a good school for somebody who wants to succeed academically and/or participate in something other than sports. Little to no opportunities here.
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I love Dell Rapids because it is small and you know pretty much everything which can be the a bad thing also. I used to go to a big school and I fell through the cracks and was getting lost in the school system, but when I moved I didnt seem to fall through to much. The only thing that I would fix is that it needs more class choose, they only have the basic classes to get you into a college but I would like to have a more advanced class to have a head start on the majors I want to go in. I would also fix the way they have extra curriculars set up. They have sports at the top and it they make it seem like that is their number priority, then comes academics, then other things like choir, band, drama, ect. I would like things to be more evenly spread.
Dell Rapids High School is a wonderful school with extracurriculars for everybody. No matter what your interests are, there is a place for you there.