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B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Tea Area High School is a public school located in Tea, SD. It has 449 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.
About Tea Area High School...
Address
500 W Brian
Tea, SD 57064
Telephone
(605) 498-2700
Website
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
67 responses
AP Enrollment
3%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$79,978
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$875
National
$949
Median Home Value
$196,000
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.
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
449
Free or Reduced Lunch
16%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$35,670
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.1%
40%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 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
$11,444/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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It's a great high school! It has about 100 students per grade and is great for parents who want their students in smaller classes where everyone knows everyone else. The only problem with this, is that drama is extremely present. Rumors and bullying are prevalent, but not bad if you stay out of the limelight. The teachers are mostly great, very helpful to the students and great resources for out of class help. If you can go to a teacher crying and they console you, you're in a good school. While the teachers are nice and most are lenient and laid back, the grading scale is rough. Anything lower than a 95.5% means you'll no longer get the 4.0 you need to raise your GPA back up.
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I liked how Tea Area High School taught me important lessons that I am now using after graduation, I felt like they did prepare me well for our futures. For a change, I would like to see the music/art department to get more funding. It was disappointing how biased the activity director is and how clear he wanted sports, particularly football and men's basketball, to succeed through the resources given to those sports.
I've attended Tea Area School District since kindergarten. I've build friendships with a lot of my classmates, but as time went on we all eventually drifted apart. I met my best friend here and have created my whole high school career at this school. Though I wasn't involved in sports, this school will always be a part of my past and I wouldn't want it any other way! Great teachers, good administration, and very focused on sports and activities.