Sioux Falls has 23 elementary schools, serving grades K-5. Elementary instruction emphasizes the mastery of basic skills along with respect for one's self and others.

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+ Elementary featuring Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligence, Sonia Sotomayor Spanish Immersion Elementary, and Global Studies at Rosa Parks Elementary. The District has all-day kindergarten at its 23 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.

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.

Junior Kindergarten

Students must be 5 by September 1st to participate and have the option of attending the morning or afternoon sessions. For enrollment information please contact the school that you would like to attend:

Susan B. Anthony: (605) 367-4560
Harvey Dunn: (605) 371-4120
John F. Kennedy: (605) 362-2784