State Accreditation

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.

Part One

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).

Part Two

All districts seeking accreditation must institute a continuous school improvement plan as a part of accreditation.

Part Three

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.

State Accreditation