Tongue River High School

Summary:

Tongue River High School is a public high school serving grades 9-12 in Dayton, Wyoming, with a student population of 258. The school is part of the Sheridan County School District #1, which is ranked 1 out of 42 districts in Wyoming and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Tongue River High School has consistently ranked among the top 20 high schools in Wyoming over the past decade, with a peak ranking of 9th in 2011-2012 and 2021-2022. The school's performance on state assessments, such as WY-TOPP, is generally higher than the state and district averages, particularly in certain student subgroups like female students, male students, White students, special education students, and low socioeconomic status students. Tongue River High School also has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 13.6 to 17.2 over the past three school years, which is lower than the nearby Big Horn High School (10.7) and Sheridan High School (16.2).

While Tongue River High School's overall performance is strong, there are some areas where the school's performance is lower than the district or state averages, such as in 9th-grade mathematics proficiency. Compared to the nearby Big Horn High School, which is also part of the Sheridan County School District #1, Tongue River High School has a lower student-teacher ratio but slightly lower academic performance on some metrics. The John C. Schiffer Collaborative School and Sheridan High School, which are part of the Sheridan County School District #2, have different performance profiles, with Sheridan High School being a larger school with generally stronger academic results, while the John C. Schiffer Collaborative School has a lower performance.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1150 US Highway 14
       Dayton, WY  82836


(307) 655-2236

District: Sheridan County School District #1

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 80 Wyoming High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,239 Help


Feeder schools for Tongue River High School:

Elementary:    Big Horn Elementary
    Slack Elementary
    Tongue River Elementary
Middle:    Big Horn Middle School
    Tongue River Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  17.2 Help
Number of students:  258

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.4%
Two or more races:
5.8%
American Indian:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  21.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Tongue River High School ranks better than 75% of high schools in Wyoming. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 67.79. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Tongue River High School has the largest high school student body size in the Sheridan County School District #1. Racial makeup is: White (86.4%), two or more races (5.8%), American Indian (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 21.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the highest percentage in the Sheridan County School District #1. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Tongue River High School is 17.2, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Sheridan County School District #1! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Tongue River High School is $15,239, which is the lowest among 3 high schools in the Sheridan County School District #1!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Tongue River High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Tongue River High School 20th of 80 Wyoming public high schools. (See Tongue River High School in the ranking list.)

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Sheridan County School District #1:

SchoolDigger ranks Sheridan County School District #1 1st of 42 Wyoming school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Tongue River High School

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Rank History for all students at Tongue River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 93.68 2nd 62 96.8%
2005 85.47 6th 66 90.9%
2006 48.69 40th 62 35.5%
2007 57.26 35th 67 47.8%
2008 77.71 15th 66 77.3%
2009 64.58 26th 71 63.4%
2010 83.94 5th 69 92.8%
2011 76.19 15th 69 78.3%
2012 83.06 9th 71 87.3%
2013 70.02 23rd 80 71.3%
2014 79.19 13th 78 83.3%
2016 63.80 30th 79 62.0%
2017 63.70 35th 79 55.7%
2018 25.93 60th 73 17.8%
2019 54.47 36th 77 53.2%
2021 75.43 10th 81 87.7%
2022 80.43 9th 80 88.8%
2023 67.79 20th 80 75.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Tongue River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 98.90 1st 32 96.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Tongue River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 16.15 46th 52 11.5%
2019 67.03 14th 55 74.5%
2021 74.87 9th 52 82.7%
2022 87.35 5th 52 90.4%
2023 77.48 9th 61 85.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Tongue River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 23.50 51st 60 15.0%
2019 55.61 26th 62 58.1%
2021 82.51 6th 63 90.5%
2022 75.27 9th 62 85.5%
2023 58.51 21st 64 67.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Tongue River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 80.44 4th 27 85.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Tongue River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.19 51st 62 17.7%
2019 50.07 34th 61 44.3%
2021 63.77 13th 61 78.7%
2022 84.13 7th 66 89.4%
2023 70.77 13th 64 79.7%
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Rank History for Virtual Education students at Tongue River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 43.10 8th 12 33.3%
2022 47.54 6th 10 40.0%
2023 49.76 4th 6 33.3%
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Rank History for White students at Tongue River High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools WY State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 90.29 2nd 51 96.1%
2021 80.08 7th 53 86.8%
2022 94.44 2nd 51 96.1%
2023 81.77 6th 47 87.2%
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Data source: test scores: Wyoming 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.

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Enrollment information for Tongue River High School

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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 142 142
1990 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 151 151
1991 150 0 0 6 3 n/a n/a 0 159
1992 159 1 0 2 3 n/a n/a 0 165
1993 140 0 1 7 11 n/a n/a 0 159
1994 139 1 4 5 14 n/a n/a 0 163
1995 172 1 6 3 8 n/a n/a 0 190
1996 172 1 6 3 8 n/a n/a 0 190
1997 178 0 2 5 7 n/a n/a 0 192
1998 177 1 0 6 5 n/a n/a 0 189
1999 166 0 1 6 7 n/a n/a 0 180
2000 173 0 1 9 6 n/a n/a 0 189
2001 156 0 0 5 9 n/a n/a 0 170
2002 149 0 0 6 6 n/a n/a 0 161
2003 149 0 0 6 6 n/a n/a 0 161
2004 150 0 0 1 9 n/a n/a 0 160
2005 152 0 1 4 13 n/a n/a 0 170
2006 146 0 1 4 15 n/a n/a 0 166
2007 142 0 0 2 18 n/a n/a 0 162
2008 137 0 1 6 14 n/a n/a 0 158
2009 125 0 2 9 17 n/a n/a 0 153
2010 128 0 0 9 12 0 7 0 156
2011 130 0 0 8 10 0 4 0 152
2012 121 0 0 8 9 1 2 0 141
2013 113 0 0 2 3 1 2 0 121
2014 113 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 122
2015 122 0 0 0 13 0 2 0 137
2016 110 0 0 2 6 0 3 0 121
2017 116 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 129
2018 119 1 0 0 10 0 2 0 132
2019 134 2 1 0 8 0 4 0 149
2020 163 2 2 0 8 1 3 0 179
2021 181 3 0 0 11 0 6 0 201
2022 176 2 0 0 12 0 10 0 200
2023 223 1 0 7 12 0 15 0 258

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 Tongue River High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 142 n/a n/a n/a
1990 151 16.0 9.4 n/a
1991 159 17.0 9.3 18.9
1992 165 9.8 16.8 20.6
1993 159 15.7 10.1 24.5
1994 163 16.0 10.2 22.7
1995 190 16.0 11.9 22.6
1996 190 16.0 11.9 22.6
1997 192 14.5 13.2 28.6
1998 189 14.0 13.5 30.7
1999 180 14.5 12.4 35.6
2000 189 16.5 11.5 30.7
2001 170 15.8 10.8 37.1
2002 161 14.9 10.8 26.1
2003 161 14.9 10.8 26.1
2004 160 15.0 10.7 31.3
2005 170 14.3 11.9 26.5
2006 166 14.2 11.7 29.5
2007 162 14.9 10.9 24.7
2008 158 15.9 9.9 30.4
2009 153 14.5 10.5 28.8
2010 156 15.1 10.7 25
2011 152 n/a n/a 28.9
2012 141 25.4 5.5 23.4
2013 121 n/a n/a 26.4
2014 122 13.8 8.8 29.5
2015 137 14.0 9.7 31.4
2016 121 14.0 8.6 21.5
2017 129 13.2 9.7 18.6
2018 132 12.6 10.4 27.3
2019 149 12.6 11.8 24.2
2020 179 14.1 12.6 24.6
2021 201 14.6 13.7 27.4
2022 200 14.6 13.6 24
2023 258 15.0 17.2 21.3

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 Tongue River High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1989 142 n/a n/a n/a
1990 151 16.0 9.4 n/a
1991 159 17.0 9.3 18.9
1992 165 9.8 16.8 20.6
1993 159 15.7 10.1 24.5
1994 163 16.0 10.2 22.7
1995 190 16.0 11.9 22.6
1996 190 16.0 11.9 22.6
1997 192 14.5 13.2 28.6
1998 189 14.0 13.5 30.7
1999 180 14.5 12.4 35.6
2000 189 16.5 11.5 30.7
2001 170 15.8 10.8 37.1
2002 161 14.9 10.8 26.1
2003 161 14.9 10.8 26.1
2004 160 15.0 10.7 31.3
2005 170 14.3 11.9 26.5
2006 166 14.2 11.7 29.5
2007 162 14.9 10.9 24.7
2008 158 15.9 9.9 30.4
2009 153 14.5 10.5 28.8
2010 156 15.1 10.7 25
2011 152 n/a n/a 28.9
2012 141 25.4 5.5 23.4
2013 121 n/a n/a 26.4
2014 122 13.8 8.8 29.5
2015 137 14.0 9.7 31.4
2016 121 14.0 8.6 21.5
2017 129 13.2 9.7 18.6
2018 132 12.6 10.4 27.3
2019 149 12.6 11.8 24.2
2020 179 14.1 12.6 24.6
2021 201 14.6 13.7 27.4
2022 200 14.6 13.6 24
2023 258 15.0 17.2 21.3

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Tongue River High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $275 (1.6%) $16,482 (98.4%) $16,757
2020 $358 (2.3%) $15,407 (97.7%) $15,765
2021 $490 (3.5%) $13,382 (96.5%) $13,872
2022 $711 (4.3%) $15,769 (95.7%) $16,481
2023 $1,730 (11.4%) $13,509 (88.6%) $15,239

Data source: Wyoming Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Tongue River High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 36th of 77 High schoolsRanks 20th of 80 High schools
 21.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
9th Grade English Language Arts (Tongue River High School)68.850.9
 17.9%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Sheridan County School District #1)62.866.3
 3.5%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)52.752.6
 0.1%
9th Grade Mathematics (Tongue River High School)60.443.6
 16.8%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Sheridan County School District #1)62.858.2
 4.6%
   9th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)40.441
 0.6%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Tongue River High School)51.167.1
 16%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Sheridan County School District #1)5572.7
 17.7%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Wyoming)52.853.7
 0.9%
10th Grade Mathematics (Tongue River High School)35.660.8
 25.2%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Sheridan County School District #1)47.566.1
 18.6%
   10th Grade Mathematics (Wyoming)45.243.7
 1.5%
10th Grade Science (Tongue River High School)4064.6
 24.6%
   10th Grade Science (Sheridan County School District #1)48.871.9
 23.1%
   10th Grade Science (Wyoming)48.346.6
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students149258
 73.2%
African American21
 50%
American Indian812
 50%
Asian10
 100%
Hispanic07
Pacific Islander00
White134223
 66.4%
Two or More Races415
 275%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.2%21.3%
 2.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Tongue River High School

Tongue River High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Big Horn Elementary
Elementary : Slack Elementary
Elementary : Tongue River Elementary
Middle : Big Horn Middle School
Middle : Tongue River Middle School

Tongue River High School ranks 20th of 80 Wyoming high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 258 students attended Tongue River High School.

Students at Tongue River High School are 86% White, 6% Two or more races, 5% American Indian, 3% Hispanic.


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

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