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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Garretson High School is a public school located in Garretson, SD. It has 142 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 45% of students are at least proficient in math and 65% in reading.
About Garretson High School...
Address
505 2nd St
Garretson, SD 57030
Telephone
(605) 594-3452
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Garretson High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
65%
Percent Proficient - Math
45%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
33 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

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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
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,750
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$624
National
$949
Median Home Value
$146,900
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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What are your favorite school events or traditions?
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  • Dressing up for basketball game
    31%
  • Homecoming
    23%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Prom
    15%
  • FFA Week
    8%
  • Soccer games
    8%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
142
Free or Reduced Lunch
11%
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,655
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.7 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.7 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$10,811/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
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Garretson School District is a small school in a wonderful community. The involvement of not only the students but the people in the community is very high when it comes to school activities. In the small town, you come to know your teachers and other faculty members very well which builds that community foundation. My experience at Garretson High School has been very good. I have enjoyed getting to know my classmates and teachers very well. The one thing I would like to see change would be easier access to a variety of classes.
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I am a senior at Garretson right now and honestly, we have new renovations at the school. We are recently dealing with a Walk Out cancellation. The principal is receiving some backlash for canceling it. Otherwise, administrative tends to favor certain students.
My overall experience at this school has been pretty great! I would have to say one unique thing about my school is that everyone gets along and there is barely any drama. This makes school and our events more fun because there aren't any rifts between any of us. If I had a chance to start over here, I would and I would even send my kids here because it is a great school and community to live in.