Butte County - Education & Training
Newell County School District
Students in the Newell School District take the annual Dakota STEP test to ensure that the district is making adequate yearly progress (AYP) in reading and math. According the State of South Dakota's report card, Newell's middle and high school students achieved AYP in all categories in the spring of 2011, but elementary students did not achieve AYP in reading. The subcategry of elementary students with economic disadvantages also failed to make AYP in reading, though white elementary students did make AYP. Wall's high school graduation rate was 72.7 percent in 2011, dramatically lower than the 88.8 percent rate posted in 2010 and lower than the statewide average of 83.3 percent.
During the 2009-2010 academic year, the Newell School District's fall enrollment was 312 in grades K-12. With a 1.4 percent dropout rate, the district graduated 16 students. Thirteen students took the ACT exam. The average composite score was 21.2. To view a statistical profile of funding, student and staff data, see the South Dakota Department of Education's 2009-2010 Profile of Newell School District.