School Details

Dakota Valley Elementary - 02

80 Northshore Dr, North Sioux City, SD 57049
(605) 422-3840
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-4 473 students 14 students/teacher (SD avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

85%
85%
76%
87%
87%
79%

Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (STEP)

In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dakota Valley School District 61-8 average
  • South Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
80%
75%
71%
71%
76%

Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (STEP)

In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Dakota Valley School District 61-8 average
  • South Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dakota Valley Elementary - 02 is a public elementary school in North Sioux City. 473 children attend Dakota Valley Elementary - 02 and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 26% of the 473 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Dakota Valley Elementary - 02 is 14:1. Riverside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 86% 88%
Hispanic 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Asian 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 26% 25%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This is the best school I have been associated with. The teachers and staff are very friendly they care about all of the kids and watch out for them. They have Character Counts which is great for the kids. The facilities are wonderful and the students have many opportunities that are not available in neighboring schools. I haven't seen anything negative in this school system.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers are very friendly and really seem to love the kids. They have incentive programs such as Character Counts. Everyone at the school really watches out for all the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is beautiful and has many nice things like a great library and computer lab. My children have all had different teachers and there is quite a bit of inconsistency between what is taught between teachers at the same grade level. There seems to be a lack of leadership and a tolerance of disrespect not only between teachers but by students. This seems to be the school that kids with discipline issues and special needs opt in. The school is growing by leaps and bounds. By 5th grade the students move to what they call the upper elementary school which is really the Middle School. Once again the resources available are great but the teacher skill and leadership is lacking. Academically I felt that they were a year behind a neighboring state's school system in all areas except reading.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a great school. They have a high standard of education.

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Overall score

(based on 4 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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