Sioux Falls School District prides itself on educating and preparing each student to succeed in a changing world. Serving more than 24,000 students, the District must also contend with the challenge of meeting the unique needs of each student. In order to focus the District’s efforts and ensure positive student outcomes, Sioux Falls developed a Strategic Plan in 2016 that drives the day-to-day decisions and work of the Sioux Falls School District.

The Priority Areas of this plan include:

  • Student Outcomes
  • District Staff
  • School Climate and Culture
  • Community Engagement

The Plan is a living document with ongoing initiatives and strategies to accomplish goals such as increasing attendance, boosting the high school graduation rate, providing a safe and welcoming work and learning environment for staff and students and seeking input from all stakeholders. A steady rise in enrollment (between 200-500 each year for several years) is prompting a community-wide discussion on the capacity for continued growth in the public schools.