B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1200 44th St
Rapid City, SD 57702
Telephone
(605) 394-4051
Website

Stevens High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
78%
Percent Proficient - Math
51%
Average Graduation Rate
88%
Average SAT
1270
30 responses
Average ACT
27
167 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.18 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 54 responses
Report
  • Variety shows
    17%
  • Sporting events
    15%
  • Concerts
    13%
  • Participating in sports
    11%
  • Musicals
    9%
  • Pep assemblies
    9%
  • The homecoming coronation
    9%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,557
Free or Reduced Lunch
14%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.23 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.23 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.23 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
24.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.32 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.32 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,336/ year
National
$12,239
75%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.32 responses
31%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.32 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.32 responses
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Stevens High School is a place where everywhere you turn you will find addiction. Drugs are a huge problem here and as a person who doesn't partake in these activities, I hate it. I do not think the staff has enough experience to recognize the telltale signs of someone who is drunk or high. I do love the teachers we have here. I think everywhere you go you can find a teacher who is there to help you. Our fine arts (Drama) teacher is phenomenal! He gets everyone excited about the possibilities of the fine art careers. The sports program is great, except if you're involved in softball. Being apart of a non sanctioned sports sucks. We have to shell out our own money for things other sports don't have to. We win more championships than most the sports that are sanctioned.
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The extracurricular activities at Stevens High School are great, but the level of attention that each club receives is not the same. The most popular after school activities include all the different types of sports that students participate in. A lot of students participate in sports, but Stevens High School gives the most attention to the sports programs over all the other programs. That just isn't right! Whenever there's a football game or a soccer game, announcements are made on the intercom so that students and teachers are aware of the event and can go and support the sports teams, but whenever there's a choir concert or an orchestra performance, no announcements are made on the intercom and people at the school are unaware of the event. At Stevens High School, if the football team gets 5th place at the state competition, everybody has to know, but if the choir gets three superior ratings at a large ensemble competition, nobody will know because the school doesn't recognize fine arts activities like it should. Overall, the extracurricular activities at Stevens High School are great, but the level of recognition for various activities needs to be equal.
Overall, the school is very accommodating of students' issues or problems, whatever they may be. The counselors are very nice and the staff and teachers are usually attentive and caring. The building is in good condition for the most part, and I'm glad that there are on-going renovations to both the facilities and the surrounding outdoor space. They have an admirable gifted program and are usually helping students to excel and do their best. One thing I would like to see change would be making it clearer as to what the steps to create a club are, as well as other ways of getting involved that are not necessarily go-to options. I'd also like to see more initiative to celebrate diversity, but part of that is based on the partial apathy of the student body. The biggest complaint I have is that of the students' attitudes toward certain topics and they ways in which they behave, but that cannot be directly controlled by the school, so that is why I gave the school a high rating.