Hot Springs - Education & Training
Students in the Hot Springs 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, Hot Springs students achieved AYP in all categories in all grades tested in elementary, middle and high schools in the spring of 2011 except for the category of middle school students with disabilities in reading with the exception of middle school students with disabilities, who did not make AYP in reading. Hot Springs's high school graduation rate was 87.8 percent in 2012, higher than the 84.5 percent rate posted in 2011 and the statewide average of 83.3 percent.
During the 2011-2012 academic year, the Hot Springs School District's fall enrollment was 813 in grades K-12. With a 0.5 percent dropout rate, the district graduated 70 students. Thirty-three students took the ACT exam. The average composite score was 21.0. To compare Hot Springs 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 2011-2012 Profile of Hot Springs School District.