Proposed Accountability Updates
South Dakota’s Accountability system recognizes the top performing schools in the state by giving them one of two designations, Exemplary or Status. Designations are assigned based on the results of the School Performance Index, or SPI.
All South Dakota public schools are eligible for recognition in one of two Exemplary categories:
1) Exemplary High Performing Schools: Schools whose overall SPI scores rank in the top 5 percent of schools across the state.
2) Exemplary High Progress Schools: Schools that rank in the top 5 percent for improvement of Student Achievement and Attendance Indicators for the Gap Group elementary and middle school levels); and Student Achievement and four-year cohort Graduation Gate for the Gap Group (high school level) over a period of two years. Results of the 2014-15 assessments will be used to make this determination for the first time.
Current Exemplary Schools
|Sully Buttes Junior High||Arlington Elementary||Armour Elementary||Avon Elementary||Hutterusche Colony Elementary, Bon Homme||Robert Bennis Elementary, Brandon Valley|
|Emery Elementary||Clark Elementary||Colome Elementary||Corsica Elementary||Deubrook Elementary||Clark Colony Elementary, Doland|
|Hillside Colony Elementary, Doland||Ethan Elementary||Faulkton Elementary||Midland Elementary||Leola Elementary||Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary, Mitchell|
|Rutland Junior High||All City Elementary, Sioux Falls||Challenge Center, Sioux Falls||Stickney Elementary||Wall Elementary||Warner Elementary|
|White Lake Elementary||Arlington High School||Armour High School||Groton Area High School||Hitchcock-Tulare High School||Ipswich High School|
|Leola High School||Rosholt High School||Scotland High School||Timberlake High School||Wall High School|
Schools whose total score on the SPI is between the top 5 and 10% of schools in the state are classified as status schools.
Current Status Schools
|Lincoln Elementary, Aberdeen||Lakeview Colony Elementary, Andes Central||Baltic Elementary||Springfield Elementary, Bonhomme||Medary Elementary, Brookings||Eureka Elementary|
|Eureka Kindergarten||Faulkton Junior High||Frederick Elementary||Herreid Elementary||Howard Elementary||Ipswich middle School|
|Lake Preston Elementary||Presho Elementary||LB Williams Elementary, Mitchell||Montrose Middle School||Oldham-Ramona Junior High||Parker Elementary|
|Platte-Geddes Elementary||Selby Elementary||Selby Junior High||Harvey Dunn Elementary, Sioux Falls||Garfield Elementary, Watertown||Lincoln Elementary, Watertown|
|Webster Area Elementary||Burke High School||Centerville High School||Corsica High School||Phillip High School||Jones County High School|
|McCook Central High School||Spearfish High School||Warner High School|
No school with a significant achievement gap, as determined by the Focus School calculation, will be classified as an Exemplary or a Status School.
CONTACT: Contact the Office of Assessment and Accountability Staff.