- Last Updated: 07 September 2021 07 September 2021
Sioux Falls Public Schools is proud to offer the following 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, Spanish Immersion at Sonia Sotomayor, Global Studies at Rosa Parks and a Dual Immersion Program at both Rosa Parks and Hayward Elementary. The District has all-day kindergarten at its 23 elementary sites and offers a full complement of early childhood and special education services. Junior Kindergarten classrooms are available at Susan B. Anthony, Harvey Dunn, and John F. Kennedy Elementary Schools. Learning Adventures Preschool is a fee-based program at John Harris, Discovery, and Sonia Sotomayor Elementary. The Elementary Immersion Center provides basic English instruction to preschool through fifth-grade children who do not yet know English. 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.
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.
Junior Kindergarten is a free educational opportunity for families who have a student who is eligible to attend kindergarten based on age but do not believe their child is ready emotionally, socially, and/or academically for the rigor involved in a Kindergarten classroom. Students must be 5 by September 1st of the current school year to participate in our SFSD Junior Kindergarten program. We have 3 locations with 2 programming options for enrollment. Please contact the school that you would like to enroll your student in.
Susan B. Anthony: (605) 367-4560
Harvey Dunn: (605) 371-4120
John F. Kennedy: (605) 362-2784