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301 Valley Drive
Valley Springs, SD 57068-9336
p. 605-757-6285

Valley Springs Elementary 04 School
in Valley Springs, SD

Phone Number, Test Scores, Demographics, Faculty, Address, and Students

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Brandon Valley School District 49 2
State Agency:
South Dakota Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeRegular school
Grades offeredKindergarten – 5th Grade
LevelPrimary School
Teacher FTEs11.5
Surrounding communityRural, Distant Census-defined rural territory that is more than 5 miles but less than or equal to 25 miles from an urbanized area, as well as rural territory that is more than 2.5 miles but less than or equal to 10 miles from an urban cluster.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title I
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Valley Springs, SD 57068-9336
Total Population1,585 (N/A urban / 1,585 rural)
Households547 (2.9 people per house)
Median Household Income$55,107
Families441 (3.22 people per family)
Pop. — African American7
Pop. — Asian9
Pop. — Pacific Islander1
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native3
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)1,561
Pop. — Other10

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students 27 17%  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students  
Low-Cost Lunch Students 27 17%  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     11%
English Language Learners    

Averaged Freshmen Graduation Rate (AGFR)

The averaged freshman graduation rate is the number of graduates with regular diplomas compared to the size of the incoming freshman class.
  District State
Black Non-HispanicN/A47%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A66%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A75%
White Non-HispanicN/A87%
All Students>87%83%

Completion / Diploma Recipients

Senior students that successfully complete through High-School and receive either a diploma or other completion certificate. Note: %'s are based on total population and do not imply dropout rates.
  # in District % of Seniors
in District
% of Seniors
in State
H.S. Diploma Recipients 187 93.76%
GED Recipients     4.80%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Valley Springs Elementary 04 School?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-Hispanic5>3%2%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A1%
American Indian / Alaskan Native1<N/A11%
White Non-Hispanic149>95%83%
Kindergarten 37 37
1st Grade 1 18 19
2nd Grade 1 30 31
3rd Grade 1 16 17
4th Grade 2 1 1 28 32
5th Grade 20 20
Total 5 1 1 149 156

Brandon Valley School District 49 2 – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Valley Springs Elementary 04 School's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional AidesN/A14%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors1.0<1%2%
Library / Media Specialist4.0>3%2%
Library / Media Support1.2<1%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)3.8>3%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)2.0<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total5.8>4%4%
District Admins10.0<7%8%
Dist. Admin/Sppt2.5<2%5%
School Admins6.5<5%5%
School Admin/Sppt5.0<3%6%
Other Support89.5>63%43%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Brandon Valley School District 49 2 Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools  $9
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$11,820,000<$3,917$4,861
 Issued During Fiscal Year  $3,520
 Retired During Fiscal Year  $3,520
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$11,035,000<$3,657$5,471
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund$383,000<$126$441
 Bond Fund  $1,747
 Other Funds$5,129,000<$1,700$6,059
Total Revenues$22,415,000<$7,429$10,783
Total Expenses$21,300,000<$7,059$10,320

Brandon Valley School District 49 2 Teacher / Support Staff Salaries & Benefits

District compensation packages for teachers, instructional aides, and support staff.
  District † State Ave. †
† Limited to Teacher Salaries
Regular Education Programs$5,526,000$1,730,212
Special Education Programs$270,000$150,623
Vocational Education Programs$143,000$69,541
Other Education Programs$255,000$92,619
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$6,985,000$2,284,000$2,406,711$638,812
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$421,000$105,000$138,261$35,474
 General Administration$333,000$94,000$107,814$31,706
 School Administration$686,000$235,000$216,673$63,000
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$783,000$283,000$206,230$63,994
 Student Transportation$535,000$91,000$73,534$18,384
 Business / Central / Other$211,000$59,000$90,633$28,921
Food Services$408,000$135,000$100,586$32,471

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Brandon Valley School District 49 2.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$565,000<$187$311
  General Administration$569,000<$188$492
  School Administration$969,000<$321$388
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$2,134,000<$707$977
  Student Transportation$880,000<$291$402
  Business / Central / Other$558,000<$184$356
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$1,286,000<$426$426
  Enterprise Operations  $36
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$60,000<$19$118
 Adult Education  $10
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures   
 Instructional Equipment$498,000>$165$89
 Other Equipment$271,000<$89$150
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$73,000<$24$246
Debt Interest$506,000<$167$213

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Brandon Valley School District 49 2.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$99,000<$32$370
  Children with Disabilities Idea$457,000<$151$228
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$98,000<$32$122
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$15,000<$4$15
  Title V, Part A$9,000<$2$8
  Vocational and Tech Education  $18
  Bilingual Education  $96
  Child Nutrition Act$229,000<$75$192
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $2,499
  Indian Education  $118
  Other  $225
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$7,614,000<$2,523$3,164
 Staff Improvement Programs  $44
 Special Education Programs$688,000<$228$407
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs  $65
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs  $32
 School Lunch Programs$7,000<$2$3
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs   
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs  $20
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits$206,000<$68$70
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$10,581,000<$3,507$4,324
 General Sales Taxes$446,000<$147$216
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$29,000<$9$32
 From Other School Systems$113,000<$37$147
 From Cities and Counties  $50
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents  $12
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents$58,000>$19$7
 School Lunch$1,091,000>$361$212
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$98,000<$32$68
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services  $60
 Interest Earnings$116,000<$38$192

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