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138K Students | 10.1K Teachers | 152 Districts | 688 Schools

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Canton School District 41-1
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Centerville School District 60-1
Chamberlain School District 07-1
Chester School District 39-1
Clark School District 12-2
Colman-Egan School District 50-5
Colome Consolidated School District 59-3
Corsica-Stickney 21-3 District
Custer School District 16-1
Dakota Valley School District 61-8
Dell Rapids School District 49-3
De Smet School District 38-2
Deubrook School District 05-6
Deuel School District 19-4
Doland School District 56-2
Douglas School District 51-1
Dupree School District 64-2
Eagle Butte School District 20-1
East Dakota Educational Cooperative District
Edgemont School District 23-1
Edmunds Central School District 22-5
Elk Mountain School District 16-2
Elk Point-Jefferson School District 61-7
Elkton School District 05-3
Estelline School District 28-2
Ethan School District 17-1
Eureka School District 44-1
Faith School District 46-2
Faulkton School District 24-4
Flandreau School District 50-3
Florence School District 14-1
Frederick Area School District 06-2
Freeman School District 33-1
Garretson School District 49-4
Gayville-Volin School District 63-1
Gettysburg School District 53-1
Gregory School District 26-4
Groton Area School District 06-6
Haakon School District 27-1
Hamlin School District 28-3
Hanson School District 30-1
Harding County School District 31-1
Harrisburg School District 41-2
Henry School District 14-2
Herreid School District 10-1
Highmore-Harrold School District 34-2
Hill City School District 51-2
Hitchcock-Tulare School District 56-6
Hot Springs School District 23-2
Hoven School District 53-2
Howard School District 48-3
Huron School District 02-2
Ipswich School District 22-6
Irene-Wakonda School District 13-3
Iroquois School District 02-3
Jones County School District 37-3
Kadoka School District 35-2
Kimball School District 07-2
Lake Preston School District 38-3
Langford School District 45-5
Lead-Deadwood School District 40-1
Lemmon School District 52-4
Lennox School District 41-4
Leola School District 44-2
Lyman School District 42-1
Madison Central School District 39-2
Marion School District 60-3
McCook Central School District 43-7
McIntosh School District 15-1
McLaughlin School District 15-2
Meade School District 46-1
Menno School District 33-2
Milbank School District 25-4
Miller Area School District 29-4
Mitchell School District 17-2
Mobridge-Pollock School District 62-6
Montrose School District 43-2
Mount Vernon School District 17-3
Newell School District 09-2
New Underwood School District 51-3
Northwestern Area School District 56-7
Oelrichs School District 23-3
Oldham-Ramona School District 39-5
Parker School District 60-4
Parkston School District 33-3
Pierre School District 32-2
Plankinton School District 01-1
Platte-Geddes School District 11-5
Rapid City School District 51-4
Redfield School District 56-4
Rosholt School District 54-4
Rutland School District 39-4
Sanborn Central School District 55-5
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Selby School District 62-5
Shannon County School District 65-1
Sioux Falls School District 49-5
Sioux Valley School District 05-5
Sisseton School District 54-2
Smee School District 15-3
South Central School District 26-5
Spearfish School District 40-2
Stanley County School District 57-1
Summit School District 54-6
Tea Area School District 41-5
Timber Lake School District 20-3
Todd County School District 66-1
Tripp-Delmont School District 33-5
Tri-Valley School District 49-6
Vermillion School District 13-1
Viborg Hurley 60-6
Wagner School District 11-4
Wall School District 51-5
Warner School District 06-5
Watertown School District 14-4
Waubay School District 18-3
Waverly School District 14-5
Webster School District 18-5
Wessington Springs School District 36-2
West Central School District 49-7
White Lake School District 01-3
White River School District 47-1
Willow Lake School District 12-3
Wilmot School District 54-7
Winner School District 59-2
Wolsey-Wessington School District 02-6
Woonsocket School District 55-4
Yankton School District 63-3
South Dakota Composition
The Racial Divide

ProPublica has found that in states across the country, Black and Hispanic students are, on average, less likely to be selected for gifted programs and take AP courses than their white peers. They are also more likely, on average, to be suspended and expelled. Explore if disparities exist at this school across all racial groups. The first scores shown below are for racial groups with the highest disparities. We don’t show disparity scores between racial groups that represent less than 2.5 percent of a state’s enrollment.

Opportunity

7.7x

White students are 7.7 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Native American or Alaska Native students

White students are 1.3 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Black students.

White students are 1.9 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as Hispanic students.

A comparison between Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students and White students enrolled at least one AP class is not available.

White students are 2.7 times as likely to be enrolled in at least one AP class as students of Two or More Races.

Discipline

4.7x

Native American or Alaska Native students are 4.7 times as likely to be suspended as White students

Black students are 4 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

Hispanic students are 2.4 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

A comparison between Asian, Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian students and White student suspensions is not available.

students of Two or More Races are 2.7 times as likely to be suspended as White students.

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Opportunity

States offer a variety of curricula and enrichment programs. Explore what advanced courses and specialized staff members are available for students in this state.


AP Course Composition

Gifted & Talented Composition

This State

National

Students

25% Nonwhite Students

42% Students Who Get Free/Reduced-Price Lunch

84% High School Graduation Rate

9% Students Taking an AP Course

3,549 students

2% Students in a Gifted & Talented Program

2,797 students

22% Students Taking the SAT or ACT

8,513 students

7% Students Enrolled in Physics

2,692 students

11% Students Enrolled in Advanced Math

4,229 students

22% Students Enrolled in Geometry

8,535 students

28% Students Enrolled in Biology

10.9K students

20% Students Enrolled in Chemistry

7,824 students

4% Students Enrolled in Calculus

1,637 students

1%Students Enrolled in 8th-Grade Algebra

2,025 students

Teachers & Resources

13.6 Students for Every Teacher

12% Inexperienced Teachers

18% Chronically Absent Teachers

(Missed more than 10 days in a 180-day school year)

4.5 Average Number of AP Courses

4.4 Social Workers, Psychologists & Counselors per 1000 students

100 Schools With Credit Recovery Programs

137 Schools With Dual Enrollment Programs

72 Schools With Gifted & Talented Programs

0 Schools With International Baccalaureates

This State

National

Discipline

States differ in how they discipline students. Explore how often this state punishes its students with suspensions, expulsions and corporal punishment.


Out-of-School Suspension Composition

Expulsion Composition

This State

National

Students

4,833 Total Out-of-School Suspended Students

4% of all students in this state

7,300 Total In-School Suspended Students

122 Total Expelled Students

< 1% of all students in this state

Outcomes & Resources

32 Average Days Missed to Out-of-School Suspension, per School

1.3 Average Number of Days of an Out-of-School Suspension

0.4 Average Arrests, per School

270 Total Arrests

1.6 Average Referrals to Law Enforcement, per School

1069 Total Referrals to Law Enforcement

0.1 Average Transfers to Alternative Schools, per School

0.6 Security Guard or Law Enforcement Officer per 1000 students

State

National

All School Districts

Explore the disparities in discipline and access to opportunities across all districts in this state.

Sources & Notes

Sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Stanford University's Center for Education Policy Analysis, EDFacts, U.S. Department of Education’s Common Core of Data. Maps courtesy of Mapbox Community. Read our methodology

Notes: The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights occasionally updates the underlying dataset. ProPublica may update the interactive’s data in response.

Disparity scores are not available if there are too few students in a specific racial group to make a statistically significant calculation. They are also not available if data about a particular racial group was not reported. Some schools or districts reported an overcount of students in a disparity category (such as suspensions or AP courses) when compared with the total enrollment of that particular student group. In such cases, we also omit the disparity score.

Due to rounding, demographic breakdowns in composition charts may add up to more than 100 percent.

The racial categories we show data for are: Black, Hispanic, White, Asian/Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, Two or More Races, and Native American or Alaska Native. In some cases, we abbreviate the last three of these racial groups to Asian, Two+ Races, and Native Am.

Due to a technical issue with the Office for Civil Rights’ collection of data on sworn law enforcement officers in schools, the data for security staff may be an undercount.

As with any self-reported data, there may be errors in the federal Civil Rights Data Collection. Though districts are required to ensure the accuracy of their data, some may still report incorrect figures. Additionally, for some variables, the CRDC rounds the number of students for privacy reasons. In these cases, groups of students may represent a slight undercount or overcount.

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Data specific to high school testing or high school level courses (including geometry, biology, calculus, AP enrollment, SAT testing rates, etc.) is calculated out of total high school enrollment, while data for other classes (such as eighth-grade algebra) is calculated out of total student enrollment. Read more about our data in our methodology

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