Sioux Falls has 24 elementary schools, serving grades K-5. Elementary instruction emphasizes the mastery of basic skills along with respect for one's self and others.

We have five middle schools, serving grades 6-8. Middle schools are designed to meet the academic, social, and emotional needs of early adolescents. The middle school format fosters a sense of community and cooperation while allowing plenty of opportunity for exploration - both in the academic setting and through co-curricular activities.

Sioux Falls has three traditional high schools, an alternative high school, a project based learning high school, and a career and technical education academy.  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.

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Data Profiles

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 Plans

Comprehensive 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 Choice

Under 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:

Horace Mann Elementary
Patrick Henry Middle School