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. Multiple factors impact student achievement and serve as indicators of effective schools. This Data Profile Directory is prepared to provide parents, educators, and the community with a data profile of various school effectiveness indicators. The directory should be used as one source of data for identifying a school's present status, assessing overall student progress, and planning for continual school improvement.
All schools in the District are submitting their School Improvement Plan to the Board for approval prior to submitting them to the State. The Plans, developed by a team of parents, community members and staff, serve as a roadmap for future planning and professional development and measure student achievement.
Each school has a building leadership team that meets regularly throughout the year to guide the development, implementation, and evaluation of the School Improvement Plan. Building leadership teams divide the larger plan into smaller segments with the following focuses: staff roles, goals, meetings summary, data processes, priorities and strategies, and the professional development plan.
This document guides the work in order to meet the District’s mission, priority statements from the Strategic Plan, and the achievement goals set by the South Dakota Department of Education. These can be found on each school's website.
The South Dakota Board of Education has granted the Sioux Falls School District full accreditation valid through the 2022-2023 school year. In order to receive accreditation from the Board of Education, school districts must participate in a three-part accreditation and school improvement process.
All districts seeking accreditation from the South Dakota Department of Education are required to submit yearly information to the department's Office of Data Collection through the Personnel Record Form (PRF) and Student Information Management System (SIMS).
All districts seeking accreditation must institute a continuous school improvement plan as a part of accreditation.
All districts seeking accreditation are required to host an on-site visit every five years. The on-site visits are conducted by a peer-review team that works with the district to review its goals, plans, and progress.