Deadwood - Education & Training
Lead-Deadwood School District
Students in the Lead-Deadwood 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, Lead-Deadwood students achieved AYP in all categories in all grades tested in elementary, middle and high schools in the spring of 2011, with the exception of high school sudents, who did not make AYP in math.
118 students graduated from the Lead-Deadwood School District in 2012. According to the South Dakota Department of Education, Lead-Deadwood HIgh School's graduation rate was 93.33 percent in 2012, a rise from the 89.06 percent in 2011 and much higher than the statewide average of 83.3 percent.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Lead-Deadwood School District's fall enrollment was 868 in grades K-12. Forty-four students took the ACT exam. The average composite score was 21.0. To compare Lead-Deadwood School District ACT scores with other Black Hills districts, click here. To view a statistical profile of funding, student and staff data, see the South Dakota Department of Education's 2010-2011 Profile of the Lead-Deadwood School District. A map of the Lead-Deadwod School District is available on the Lawrence County website.