Achieving our mission, to educate and prepare each student to succeed in a changing world, hinges on our ability to continually improve the effectiveness of our schools.
Sioux Falls Public Schools are proud to offer five specialized elementary schools, including: All City Elementary which requires a parent/guardian volunteer commitment, Challenge Center for students in grades 2-5 who meet testing requirements, Eugene Field A+ School featuring Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence, Lowell Math, Science & Technology School, and Global Studies/World Language at Rosa Parks Elementary. The District has all day kindergarten at its 24 elementary sites and offers a full complement of early childhood and special education services. The Elementary Immersion Center provides basic English instruction to preschool through fifth grade children. Immersion programs are also located in middle and high schools. As students gain English skills, they move from immersion classrooms to standard classrooms, with a variety of support services still available.
One source of data for identifying a school's present status, assessing overall student progress, and planning for continual school improvement is the data profile. Data profile pages include: attendance and enrollment information; student demographics; staffing levels; special program enrollments; District survey results; District, state, and national test result comparisons.
Each school’s data profile is accessed via the school link. District Summaries for each level are included in the related documents.
School Improvement PlansComprehensive School Improvement Plans provide quality professional development activities that promote research-based strategies to accelerate student learning. Professional development and parent involvement activities are designed and aligned with state standards, district goals/benchmarks, and specific student needs.
Individual School Improvement Plans are accessed via each school’s link. The District Improvement Plan is included in the related documents.
Public School ChoiceUnder the No Child Left Behind Act, parents with children attending a Title I School in School Improvement have the right to transfer their child to one of the following schools:
Laura Wilder Elementary
Horace Mann Elementary
Patrick Henry Middle School