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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Rapid City High School - 45 is a public, alternative school located in Rapid City, SD. It has 367 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. According to state test scores, 10% of students are at least proficient in math and 25% in reading.
601 Columbus St
Rapid City, SD 57701
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
25%
Percent Proficient - Math
10%
Average Graduation Rate
33%
Average SAT
Average ACT
19
15 responses
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$50,742
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$816
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
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Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
367
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$48,934
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
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Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,856/ year
National
$12,239
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We absolutely loved RCHS! The teachers were very supportive and worked hard to create a bond with each student. The teacher to student ratio was very low and accommodating for the building size. Everyone was supporting me and pushing me to be my best and to do my best and it worked because I graduated! I am so glad that I went to this school because without the staff I probably would no have graduated at all.
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I would like to see a new school be created in the valley. Central is way too crowded, The parking lot is also a mess because people do not follow the speed limit and they speed through the parking lot, they almost hit students and other drivers.
They help you succeed. Teachers care and provide resources to help you understand the material. Counselors provide guidance on steps to take in preparation for graduation.