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
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
1725 N Main
Spearfish, SD 57783
Telephone
(605) 717-1212
Website

Spearfish High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1240
7 responses
Average ACT
25
81 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
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  • Games
    35%
  • Dances
    26%
  • Homecoming Week
    26%
  • Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments
    13%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
571
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.15 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,538/ year
National
$12,239
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.17 responses
41%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.17 responses
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Spearfish High School Reviews

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Spearfish High School is a very good school where learning is the number one priority. Students are given equal opportunity throughout the school and many different options on what classes they would like to enroll in. Students are also given a laptop their freshman year which they utilize every day in class. Every teacher I've had while in high school is willing to stay after class or come in early to help students with work. The school has many different clubs and activities. For example we have Key Club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes(FCA). The athletics at Spearfish High are also very successful most years, just this year our boys soccer team won the state championship. Our facilities that we use are great, we have some of the best courts and fields in the state. We also have an amazing auditorium for all of our concerts and plays. I couldn't have asked for a better school to attend for my four years of High School.
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Spearfish High School was one of the best schools that I have went to. It was clean, friendly, and the courses that I took had taught me a lot. There were also numerous amounts of extracurricular activities and sports which were well-funded and respectable. From what I had experienced, the majority of my instructors care about my education and what I was getting from their class.
High School is simply that interesting, complicated, and frustrating place in all of our lives for four years; however, Spearfish High School did definitely take an extra step in my opinion to change that for me. I had the same struggles as any High School student, but the support I found was overwhelming, and I was very happy there.