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South Dakota

South Dakota
South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs, 700 Governor's Drive,
Pierre, SD 57501-2291

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Superintendent of Education
Secretary Ray Christensen, (605) 773-5669
National Cooperative Education Statistics Liaison
Susan Ryan, (605) 773-4748
Common Core of Data Survey Coordinator
Susan Ryan, (605) 773-4748

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
1987 1996 Demographics
126,817 143,331 Students in public elementary and secondary schools
790 832 Public schools
8,172 9,625 Teachers in public elementary and secondary schools
77,047 77,047 Land area in square miles
1.6 1.9 Public school students per square mile
1.0 1.1 Public schools per 100 square miles


Figure 1
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools
School-age population in public elementary and secondary schools


1987 1996 Fiscal summary
696 738 State population (in thousands)
$1,995 $3,138 State revenue per capita
$1,623 $2,806 State expenditure per capita
$211 $404 State expenditure for elem. and secondary education per capita
$78,622 $135,041 Gross state product per school-age child

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AGENCY/SCHOOL INFORMATION
1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by type
100% 227 100% 218 Total public education agencies
85.5% 194 81.2% 177 Regular school districts
5.7% 13 7.8% 17 Regional service agencies
0.0% 0 2.3% 5 State-operated agencies
8.8% 20 8.7% 19 Federally operated and other types


1987 1996 Distribution of agencies by number of schools
0.0% 0 0.0% 0 100 or more schools
0.9% 2 0.9% 2 25 to 99 schools
3.1% 7 2.3% 5 10 to 24 schools
17.6% 40 18.8% 41 5 to 9 schools
59.5% 135 72.5% 158 1 to 4 schools
18.9% 43 5.5% 12 No schools reported


Figure 2
Regular school districts by student membership size
Regular school districts by student membership size


1987 1996 Distribution of schools by type
100% 790 100% 832 Total public elementary and secondary schools reported
97.6% 771 96.6% 804 Regular schools
1.1% 9 1.6% 13 Special education schools
0.0% 0 0.5% 4 Vocational schools
1.3% 10 1.3% 11 Other and alternative schools


Figure 3
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97
Distribution of public schools and students by type of locale: 1996-97


Figure 4
Public schools by size of student membership
Public schools by size of student membership


1987 1996 Number of public schools by grade span category
33.8% 267 32.2% 268 PK, K, 1 to 3, 4, 5, 6
15.7% 124 11.8% 98 PK, K, 1 to 8
5.8% 46 9.3% 77 4, 5, 6, to 6, 7, 8
13.5% 107 13.6% 113 7 to 8, 9
0.0% 0 0.2% 2 7, 8 to 12
22.2% 175 22.7% 189 9, 10, 11 to 12
7.7% 61 7.9% 66 Other grades
1.3% 10 0.8% 7 Ungraded
0.0% 0 1.4% 12 Not reported

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STUDENT INFORMATION
1987 1996 Public school membership by grade
367 1,192 Prekindergarten
11,165 10,284 Kindergarten
11,312 10,625 First
10,853 10,454 Second
10,251 10,264 Third
9,702 10,668 Fourth
9,524 10,905 Fifth
9,262 11,235 Sixth
9,249 11,430 Seventh
8,573 11,377 Eighth
8,461 12,497 Ninth
8,789 11,313 Tenth
8,987 10,521 Eleventh
8,829 9,552 Twelfth
1,493 1,014 Ungraded


Figure 5
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category
Public school student membership by racial/ethnic category


1987 1996  
11.0% Students in special education with IEPs
25.1% School membership eligible for free lunch
13.6% School-age children below poverty


1987 1995 High school completers and dropouts
86.2% 8,074  98.1% 8,532 Regular diploma
  1.7% 149 Other diploma
13.8% 1,289   High school equivalency
  0.2% 20 Other completers
     Dropouts
        Dropouts who were male
        Dropouts who were minority


Figure 6
Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science average scale scores for the state () and nation () and the 25th () and 75th () percentiles
 
  did not participate in the NAEP 1996 State Assessment


Grade 4 Grade 8 1996 Mathematics and Science achievement levels
Average Mathematics scale score [scale 0 to 500]
    Students below basic level
    Students at or above basic level
    Students at or above proficient level
    Students at advanced level
Average Science scale score [scale 0 to 300]
    Students below basic level
    Students at or above basic level
    Students at or above proficient level
    Students at advanced level

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STAFF INFORMATION
1987 1996 Educational staff
100% 14,202 100% 18,088 Total education staff
        Instructional staff
57.5% 8,172 53.2% 9,625 Teachers
8.3% 1,178 13.5% 2,450 Instructional aides
        Support staff
1.8% 249 1.9% 345 Guidance counselors/directors
1.8% 255 1.4% 247 Librarians/library support
7.7% 1,087 5.2% 942 Administrative support
18.9% 2,678 20.0% 3,617 Other support services
        Administrators
3.0% 430 2.5% 461 School-based
1.1% 153 2.2% 401 School district officials/administrators


Figure 7
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level
Average number of students per teacher, by grade level


1987 1996  
1.4 1.1 Teacher to all other staff ratio
14.0 11.2 Teacher to administrator ratio


Figure 8
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience
Average salary of full-time teachers by years of experience


1987 1996  
$15,026 $19,820 Average beginning teacher salary
$19,758 $27,072 Average teacher salary


Figure 9
Distribution of public school teachers by age
Distribution of public school teachers by age


1987 1993 Preparation of teachers: highest degree earned
0.5% 0.1% Public school teachers with no degree
82.0% 75.1% Public school teachers with a Bachelor's or lower degree
16.2% 23.2% Public school teachers with a Master's degree
1.3% 1.6% Public school teachers with a degree beyond Master's

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FISCAL INFORMATION
FY88 FY97 Federal aid to education under selected programs
(in thousands of current dollars)
$11,222 $17,356 National school lunch
$1,544 $2,658 National school breakfast
$11,448 $20,469 Title I
$5,776 $10,251 Education for the handicapped
$4,978 $5,202 Vocational and adult education
$3,903 $7,994 School improvement
$14,790 $23,869 School assistance (federally affected areas)
$962 $1,787 Bilingual education
$1,728 $86 Indian education


Figure 10
Revenues by source
Revenues by source


Figure 11
Current expenditures by function
Current expenditures by function


FY88 FY97 Revenues and expenditures (in current dollars)
$434,761 $747,324 Revenues (in thousands of dollars)
$3,428 $5,214 Revenue per pupil in membership
$389,436 $627,109 Current expenditures (in thousands of dollars)
$3,071 $4,375 Current expenditure per pupil in membership


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