School Details

Explorer Elementary - 04

4010 West 82nd St, Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 743-2567
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 530 students 14 students/teacher (SD avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade

79%
82%
76%
83%
89%
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
  • Harrisburg School District 41-2 average
  • South Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
78%
75%
87%
81%
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
  • Harrisburg School District 41-2 average
  • South Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
72%
74%
75%
77%
74%

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
  • Harrisburg School District 41-2 average
  • South Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Explorer Elementary - 04 is a public elementary school in Sioux Falls. 530 students attend Explorer Elementary - 04 and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 14% of the 530 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Explorer Elementary - 04 is 14:1. John F. Kennedy Elementary - 57 is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 94%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% %
Multiracial 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14% 16%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    Explorer is amazing. I am so impressed that when looking for a house I'm trying to get it by this school. I'm nervous about other schools in Harrisburg as some parents have said that they are not good due to the politics...if you can choose a school choose explorer!

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