Ethan Elementary - 02

Summary:

Ethan Elementary - 02 is a public elementary school serving grades PK-6 in the small town of Ethan, South Dakota. With 152 students and a student-teacher ratio of 14.4, this school consistently outperforms the state average on academic assessments and ranks among the top elementary schools in the state.

Ethan Elementary - 02 is a standout performer, with 70% of students proficient or better in English Language Arts and 81.25% in Mathematics, far exceeding the state averages of 49.7% and 41.86% respectively. The school's exceptional academic achievement has earned it a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger and a statewide ranking of 7th out of 204 elementary schools, placing it in the top 3.5% in South Dakota. However, the school's student population is predominantly white, with very low percentages of minority students, which may limit students' exposure to diverse perspectives.

Compared to nearby schools like Longfellow Elementary - 05 and L.B. Williams Elementary - 03, Ethan Elementary - 02 spends less per student ($7,534 vs. $9,468 and $9,687 respectively) while maintaining exceptional academic performance. This suggests the school is able to allocate resources effectively and efficiently to support student learning, despite serving a more homogeneous student population than the nearby schools.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-6

 320 S 2nd St
       Ethan, SD  57334


(605) 227-4211

District: Ethan School District 17-1

SchoolDigger Rank:
7th of 204 South Dakota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $7,534 Help


Students who attend Ethan Elementary - 02 usually attend:

Middle:    Ethan Junior High - 03
High:    Ethan High School - 01

Student/teacher ratio:  14.4 Help
Number of students:  152

Racial breakdown:

White:
92.1%
Two or more races:
3.3%
Hispanic:
2.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  27% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Ethan Elementary - 02 ranks better than 96.6% of elementary schools in South Dakota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 91.08. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (92.1%), two or more races (3.3%), Hispanic (2.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 27% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Ethan Elementary - 02 is 14.4. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Ethan Elementary - 02 is $7,534.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Ethan Elementary - 02:

SchoolDigger ranks Ethan Elementary - 02 7th of 204 South Dakota public elementary schools. (See Ethan Elementary - 02 in the ranking list.)

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Ethan School District 17-1:

SchoolDigger ranks Ethan School District 17-1 2nd of 126 South Dakota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Ethan Elementary - 02

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Rank History for all students at Ethan Elementary - 02

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 81.89 12th 187 93.6%
2004 83.82 5th 189 97.4%
2005 86.68 3rd 194 98.5%
2006 70.04 48th 197 75.6%
2007 84.91 4th 194 97.9%
2008 70.78 43rd 194 77.8%
2009 69.24 53rd 196 73.0%
2010 76.24 33rd 206 84.0%
2011 73.03 43rd 205 79.0%
2012 75.95 31st 214 85.5%
2013 79.75 14th 201 93.0%
2015 82.31 13th 209 93.8%
2016 86.06 10th 206 95.1%
2017 89.22 9th 207 95.7%
2018 78.63 27th 204 86.8%
2019 83.09 19th 206 90.8%
2021 81.94 20th 202 90.1%
2022 86.59 16th 202 92.1%
2023 91.08 7th 204 96.6%
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Rank History for Female students at Ethan Elementary - 02

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 76.65 24th 163 85.3%
2019 87.41 8th 155 94.8%
2021 82.84 13th 151 91.4%
2022 75.68 32nd 150 78.7%
2023 74.91 33rd 154 78.6%
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Rank History for Male students at Ethan Elementary - 02

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.52 57th 170 66.5%
2022 93.32 5th 154 96.8%
2023 97.56 3rd 166 98.2%
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Rank History for White students at Ethan Elementary - 02

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools SD State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.90 39th 186 79.0%
2019 75.72 30th 191 84.3%
2021 77.81 24th 185 87.0%
2022 82.63 19th 184 89.7%
2023 85.66 10th 185 94.6%
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Data source: test scores: South Dakota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Ethan Elementary - 02

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1989 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 101 101
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 111 111
1991 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 112 112
1992 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 112 112
1993 113 0 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 115
1994 86 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 86
1995 82 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 82
1996 82 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 82
1997 89 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 89
1998 81 0 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 83
1999 81 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 82
2000 87 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 88
2001 80 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 82
2002 103 1 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 106
2003 103 1 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 106
2004 90 1 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 93
2005 91 1 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 94
2006 101 2 0 0 2 n/a n/a 0 105
2007 112 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 114
2008 116 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 117
2009 117 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 117
2010 109 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 110
2011 106 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 109
2012 145 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 149
2013 145 0 0 3 2 0 3 0 153
2014 146 0 0 5 2 0 3 0 156
2015 136 0 0 4 2 0 4 0 146
2016 141 0 0 4 2 0 2 0 149
2017 148 0 0 5 2 0 3 0 158
2018 140 0 0 4 2 0 4 0 150
2019 149 1 0 6 3 0 5 0 164
2020 145 1 0 5 4 0 7 0 162
2021 140 1 0 4 4 0 11 0 160
2022 148 1 0 4 3 0 5 0 161
2023 140 1 0 4 2 0 5 0 152

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Ethan Elementary - 02

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 101 8.3 12.1 n/a
1990 111 6.6 16.8 n/a
1991 112 6.6 16.9 n/a
1992 112 6.6 16.9 n/a
1993 115 9.4 12.2 n/a
1994 86 9.4 9.1 n/a
1995 82 8.2 10.0 n/a
1996 82 8.2 10.0 n/a
1997 89 7.1 12.5 24.7
1998 83 5.6 14.8 53
1999 82 5.4 15.2 43.9
2000 88 8.5 10.4 39.8
2001 82 9.1 9.0 35.4
2002 106 9.0 11.8 36.8
2003 106 9.0 11.8 36.8
2004 93 8.9 10.4 25.8
2005 94 9.0 10.4 22.3
2006 105 9.2 11.4 17.1
2007 114 8.7 13.1 19.3
2008 117 8.7 13.4 21.4
2009 117 9.9 11.8 24.8
2010 110 10.9 10.0 30
2011 109 11.0 9.8 22
2012 149 12.1 12.2 23.5
2013 153 12.1 12.5 29.4
2014 156 11.0 14.1 32.1
2015 146 12.0 12.1 31.5
2016 149 11.0 13.5 35.6
2017 158 10.9 14.4 39.2
2018 150 11.1 13.4 31.3
2019 164 11.2 14.5 35.4
2020 162 12.2 13.2 35.8
2021 160 10.5 15.1 27.5
2022 161 10.5 15.2 8.7
2023 152 10.5 14.4 27

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Ethan Elementary - 02

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 101 8.3 12.1 n/a
1990 111 6.6 16.8 n/a
1991 112 6.6 16.9 n/a
1992 112 6.6 16.9 n/a
1993 115 9.4 12.2 n/a
1994 86 9.4 9.1 n/a
1995 82 8.2 10.0 n/a
1996 82 8.2 10.0 n/a
1997 89 7.1 12.5 24.7
1998 83 5.6 14.8 53
1999 82 5.4 15.2 43.9
2000 88 8.5 10.4 39.8
2001 82 9.1 9.0 35.4
2002 106 9.0 11.8 36.8
2003 106 9.0 11.8 36.8
2004 93 8.9 10.4 25.8
2005 94 9.0 10.4 22.3
2006 105 9.2 11.4 17.1
2007 114 8.7 13.1 19.3
2008 117 8.7 13.4 21.4
2009 117 9.9 11.8 24.8
2010 110 10.9 10.0 30
2011 109 11.0 9.8 22
2012 149 12.1 12.2 23.5
2013 153 12.1 12.5 29.4
2014 156 11.0 14.1 32.1
2015 146 12.0 12.1 31.5
2016 149 11.0 13.5 35.6
2017 158 10.9 14.4 39.2
2018 150 11.1 13.4 31.3
2019 164 11.2 14.5 35.4
2020 162 12.2 13.2 35.8
2021 160 10.5 15.1 27.5
2022 161 10.5 15.2 8.7
2023 152 10.5 14.4 27

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Ethan Elementary - 02

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2020 $461 (6.5%) $6,654 (93.5%) $7,115
2021 $626 (8.3%) $6,908 (91.7%) $7,534

Data source: South Dakota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Ethan Elementary - 02

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 19th of 206 Elementary schoolsRanks 7th of 204 Elementary schools
 5.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ethan Elementary - 02)70.677.8
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ethan School District 17-1)70.677.8
 7.2%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (South Dakota)49.145.3
 3.8%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Ethan Elementary - 02)88.283.3
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ethan School District 17-1)88.283.3
 4.9%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (South Dakota)52.751.1
 1.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Ethan Elementary - 02)62.573.1
 10.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ethan School District 17-1)62.573.1
 10.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (South Dakota)50.347.2
 3.1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Ethan Elementary - 02)81.384.6
 3.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ethan School District 17-1)81.384.6
 3.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (South Dakota)4947.7
 1.2%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Ethan Elementary - 02)6061.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Ethan School District 17-1)6061.9
 1.9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (South Dakota)54.148.7
 5.4%
5th Grade Mathematics (Ethan Elementary - 02)5671.4
 15.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Ethan School District 17-1)5671.4
 15.4%
   5th Grade Mathematics (South Dakota)40.539.4
 1.2%
5th Grade Science (Ethan Elementary - 02)6457.2
 6.8%
   5th Grade Science (Ethan School District 17-1)6457.2
 6.8%
   5th Grade Science (South Dakota)42.139.9
 2.2%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Ethan Elementary - 02)69.666.7
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Ethan School District 17-1)69.666.7
 2.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (South Dakota)50.844.6
 6.3%
6th Grade Mathematics (Ethan Elementary - 02)73.986.7
 12.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Ethan School District 17-1)73.986.7
 12.8%
   6th Grade Mathematics (South Dakota)41.339.1
 2.2%
All Grades English Language Arts (Ethan Elementary - 02)65.470
 4.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Ethan School District 17-1)68.871.4
 2.7%
   All Grades English Language Arts (South Dakota)53.249.7
 3.5%
All Grades Mathematics (Ethan Elementary - 02)72.881.3
 8.4%
   All Grades Mathematics (Ethan School District 17-1)70.175.7
 5.6%
   All Grades Mathematics (South Dakota)44.941.9
 3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students164152
 7.3%
African American11
American Indian32
 33.3%
Asian00
Hispanic64
 33.3%
Pacific Islander00
White149140
 6%
Two or More Races55
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients35.4%27%
 8.4%


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Students who attend Ethan Elementary - 02 usually go on to attend:

Middle : Ethan Junior High - 03
High : Ethan High School - 01

In the 2022-23 school year, 152 students attended Ethan Elementary - 02.

Students at Ethan Elementary - 02 are 92% White, 3% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic, 1% American Indian.

Yes! Ethan Elementary - 02 is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 7th of 204 South Dakota elementary schools.


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the South Dakota Department of Education.

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