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Sioux Falls New Technology High School

Sioux Falls New Technology High SchoolDolly Ellwein, Principal
2205 N. Career Ave.
Sioux Falls, SD 57107

(605) 367-5850
(605) 367-5852 (fax) 

Hours: 8:00am-2:30pm

Fall Enrollment: 323

Real Projects ~ Real World ~ Real Learning

Mission Statement: The mission of New Technology High School is to empower students for success in a global society by cultivating leaders who exemplify 21st century skills and Trust, Respect, Responsibility and Excellence.

Sioux Falls New Technology High School opened in August, 2010 with 106 students.
The Sioux Falls School District is dedicated to implementing the New Tech model through project based learning, which teaches exploration and inquiry while students engage in smaller learning communities to master SD graduation requirements. New Tech H.S. is a school of choice; 8th grade students complete an application if they wish to attend and are randomly chosen by lottery in order to be selected as a student. Students in upper grades can transfer into New Tech pending a transcript evaluation and a meeting with New Tech Administration. Interested parents can contact the school.

Students at New Tech work in a 2:1 computer environment researching, communicating and solving real problems in our community. Traditional freshman high school courses such as English, Speech and Global Issues, Algebra and Physics are combined as students research and problem solve issues that impact our city, state and/or nation.

Sioux Falls New Tech uses an innovative curriculum to engage students as they develop presentations to demonstrate their knowledge and skills. Grades are determined on factors such as Content Knowledge, Collaboration, Oral and Writen Communication and Agency (work ethic, grit, and growth mindset). Students participate in internships and post-secondary coursework during their junior and senior years.

New Tech serves as a model in the community, the state and beyond - of innovative public education that is based on strong partnerships and focuses on educating and inspiring students to develop 21st Century Skills. Project based learning brings relevance to learning, and the collaborative approach to education prepares students to succeed at work, college, and in a global society.

Trust, respect and responsibility are hallmarks of the New Technology learning environment. Students and teachers alike take ownership of learning at this project based high school.

Dare to be Different!

Here is a video about Sioux Falls New Tech high school.


2014 Report Card:
The 2014 Report Card contains information about high school completion, performance on ACT, the percent of core classes taught by highly qualified teachers, and performance on the DSTEP Science test administered to 11th graders. Due to special circumstances, there is no student achievement information for math and reading in 2014.

New Technology High School 2014 Report Card:

New Technology High School 2013 Report Card:

2013 Report Card
: The 2013 Report Card reflects implementation under South Dakota's new accountability system. The system is based on a 100-point School Performance Index, or SPI. The SPI consists of multiple indicators to measure a school's performance. For more information about the SPI, to see report cards for other schools, or to see report cards from previous years, please visit the South Dakota Department of Education's website:

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