B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  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
1001 E Main St
Vermillion, SD 57069
Telephone
(605) 677-7035
Website

Vermillion High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
52 responses
AP Enrollment
14%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
40%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
370
Free or Reduced Lunch
28%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.9 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.9 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.9%
27%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$9,741/ year
National
$12,239
30%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.10 responses
20%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.10 responses
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The main thing that I enjoy the most about Vermillion High school is the friendly environment and staff. I would not have gotten as far as I have academically if it weren't for my amazing teachers. They're always there if you need help with something and are always willing to spend one on one time with you if you need help. Another thing I enjoy is the athletics! I have a passion for volleyball and our program really lets me shine and, most importantly, have fun. I would recommend Vermillion High School to anyone that asks because of the friendly staff and amazing athletic programs.
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Overall, Vermillion High School is just your ordinary high school. The education is pretty simple but almost too easy; teachers and faculty are very laid back. That's what I love most about our school-the teachers. Vermillion High School teachers love to connect with their students but also will remain fairly strict and teacher-like. I do wish a lot of things could change about my school. For instance, the bullying policy: the school district will say bullying is not tolerated, however, bullying occurs almost everyday, with no one doing anything about it. But all around, the school is decent; but then again, I'm a life long student of the Vermillion School district, so I have no other school experience anywhere else.
I attended VHS for three years after finishing middle school in the same town, all I can say was that it was, overall, a less than adequate experience. VHS is rated C- on Niche, and that rating is firmly backed up by my experience at the school. The teachers change literally every year for the same subjects (Art, Spanish, English, etc.) which is hard for students to form relationships with them and/or get recommendations from someone they'll know well. Also, the teachers they hire are either fresh out of college and terrible at their jobs, or older people who have bad attitudes. These seem to be the only teachers who will dare work at VHS, because the district has such a desolate reputation.

The student body is even worse, with groups who will only associate in cliques and groups who spread gossip constantly. There is literally no diversity at this school, and for graduates going into the real world, VHS isn't going to prepare you. There isn't very much bullying, though, which I found was a good thing- although the backstabbing I witnessed other people go through was almost as bad as bullying would have been.

As for the classes themselves, there were a select few that were mentally stimulating. To find good classes, you'd have to either join an advanced or AP course, and even those weren't guaranteed to even challenge you. Teachers generally didn't do much to help students who were struggling with the homework, and someone I knew had such a hard time with a teacher who literally refused to help her that the principal had to intervene. The departments where the decent teachers ended up were only History, English, and Social Studies related courses.

Overall, I wouldn't recommend attending VHS if you want to be successful, be exposed to the real world, and gain the skills to be accepted to a better college than a community, country-bumpkin one. Don't get me wrong, VHS is perfectly below average, but that's all it is, below the average.