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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Stevens High School is a highly rated, public school located in Rapid City, SD. It has 1,626 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 21 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 83% in reading.

Stevens High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
83%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1280
46 responses
Average ACT
26
308 responses
AP Enrollment
13%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
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  • Variety shows
    16%
  • Sporting events
    16%
  • Concerts
    12%
  • Participating in sports
    11%
  • Musicals
    9%
  • The homecoming coronation
    8%
  • Pep assemblies
    8%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,626
Free or Reduced Lunch
13%
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
21:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,856
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.3%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 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
$8,681/ year
National
$12,239
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.38 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.38 responses
53%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.38 responses
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My experience at Stevens High School has been very good! I had many amazing teachers that helped me when i struggled but also were very great at what they did and seemed to enjoy students. I really enjoyed being a student because I felt like I always had a place and mattered. I really respect Stevens for allowing organizations to encourage students-such as younglife- which is an organization that really helped make my high school experience so wonderful. I enjoyed going to sporting events, and school functions. Something i would change is allowing for more intermural sports. I think students that aren't trying to be competitive should still get the opportunity to do physical activity in school, with other classmates. Having more intermural sports could really create a great community of athletes that just want to have fun and enjoy doing things besides homework. Overall i enjoyed Stevens High School.
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I believe that the atmosphere and the people around Stevens High School are amazing. The administration is extremely friendly and majority of the teachers genuinely care about you and your life. Stevens offers a variety of classes to help you get ahead for college and become more advanced. The extra curricular activities are always so much fun, and everyone there always shows a lot of school spirit. It has been a very fun environment to spend my last 4 years in!
SHS was a pretty good high school. Teachers are technically challenged therefore holding back students from getting the best and greatest education.
Teachers and students do so many manual tasks that take away from the educational learning process because there is just so much time in a day. If Technology could be utilized more readily, more time could be spent in actually learning and keeping up with 21 century learning opportunities.