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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
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Yankton High School is an above average, public school located in Yankton, SD. It has 901 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
1801 Summit
Yankton, SD 57078
Telephone
(605) 665-2073
Website
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Yankton High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1110
8 responses
Average ACT
26
110 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$41,727
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$592
National
$949
Median Home Value
$137,600
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
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
82%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
Report
  • Watching football games at Crane Youngworth
    26%
  • Burning of the Y
    19%
  • Gong Show
    19%
  • Homecoming Coronation
    13%
  • Participating in the marching band
    13%
  • State one act
    6%
  • None
    3%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
901
Free or Reduced Lunch
25%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$46,133
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.6%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 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
$8,661/ year
National
$12,239
74%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Yankton High School prepared me for college without making me feel overwhelmed. The four years spent at Y-High were the best four years of my life. it was full with amazing memories at school sanctioned activities. The education provided from the school district was perfect all four years, including everything I needed in every class. Each year was meant to prepare me for senior year which led me to now, my first month in an out of state college.
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The Yankton School District is a wonderful school, but I have faced bullying from teachers and students. Most of it has been addressed and quickly fixed, but the teachers are never punished if they act in a racist way. When I went to complain to the vice principal, she had told me that Yankton was too small of a town to put an end to racist comments made in class. This is why I am frustrated here, there is little to no diversity, whether that be race, size, personality, style, or disability. I do not like the way our school district treats kids with disabilities, not only do I see students treat them wrong, but I see teachers who do not understand that children with Autism do not misbehave in class on purpose. Luckily there are some amazing teachers who make up for the racist ones. The only thing that's always made me sad is that we have no African American, Latino, Asian, or Indian teachers. Thank You for letting me rant while having the chance to win an opportunity.
What I loved about Yankton High School is that most of the teachers are open to you and will help no matter what the deal may be. Something I didn’t like was it’s strictness on dress code. For example a girl with a spaghetti strap tank top is not a big deal. If guys can’t learn to control their hormones than that says we still are stuck in our old ways and haven’t progressed as a society,