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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    C
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
McCook Central High School is a public school located in Salem, SD. It has 123 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 14 to 1. According to state test scores, 55% of students are at least proficient in math and 55% in reading.
About McCook Central High School...
Address
200 E Essex
Salem, SD 57058
Telephone
(605) 425-2264
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
55%
Percent Proficient - Math
55%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
Average ACT
23
22 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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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
Suburban
Median Household Income
$51,250
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$638
National
$949
Median Home Value
$87,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
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
123
Free or Reduced Lunch
27%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$37,853
Teachers in First/Second Year
22.2%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Very High
Expenses Per Student
$11,031/ year
National
$12,239
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The bullying at our school I think use to be a lot worse i dont knowabout in the younger classes but in my class for the most part we get along now. The bullying in our school use to pretty bad the pricipal would come talk to us and nothng would change. The students were horible to each other and it was non- stop. There are police at our school every now and then but i dont know what for. We do not have police in our school unless there called in about something. We do not have a school nurse. I feel like out lockdown, and tornado drill is poor. Im sure its like most other schools but i dont feel save sitting in the hallway if a tornado was coming. I also dont feel safe walking across the street to the court house while the shooter is in a diffrent part of the school.
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Some teachers are very good and have very good teaching skills. There are a few teachers in the school that have no control over the students in there class and have horrible teaching skills. I feel like one of the teachers i have has no intrest in the students and doesent really feel like being at the school. Overall the teachers are very aproachable and easy to talk to so they have good communication skills. I feel like some teachers play favorites so the grading is not always consistent.
What stands out with McCook Central is their music department and FFA Chapter (the FFA Chapter is one of the best in the nation and the best in the state). Students are extremely involved in extracurriculars and school activities.