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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
    A
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Spearfish High School is an above average, public school located in Spearfish, SD. It has 592 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1725 N Main
Spearfish, SD 57783
Telephone
(605) 717-1212
Website

Spearfish High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1240
7 responses
Average ACT
26
94 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    B+
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$44,330
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$641
National
$949
Median Home Value
$203,000
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.
Poll
90%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
70%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
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  • Games
    33%
  • Dances
    25%
  • Homecoming Week
    25%
  • Ultimate Frisbee Tournaments
    17%
  • 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
592
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$40,561
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$8,538/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 responses
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I loved the teaching/learning environment it challenged me to do my best. Over the four years of high school, I was able to become closer with a lot of the teachers, which made learning super fun! I highly recommend the We the People program offered for seniors there, it was such a rewarding and fun experience. I would love to see more variety of classes and a change in the PE staff. Overall Spearfish High School is a great place to go to school and a great place to prepare you for the adult life in College.
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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.
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.