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21 St Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
p. 605-394-4048

Virtual School 74
in Rapid City, SD

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

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District & State Agencies

School District:
Rapid City Area School District 51 4
State Agency:
South Dakota Department Of Education

Information Summary

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School Demographics and Characteristics

School TypeOther/alternative school
Grades offered6th Grade – 12th Grade
LevelOther (mixed, ungraded, etc.)
Teacher FTEsN/A
Surrounding communityCity, Small Territory inside an urbanized area and inside a principal city with a population less than 100,000.
Title I Eligible
School-wide Title IN/A
Magnet SchoolN/A
Charter SchoolN/A
Shared-time School

Demographics of Surrounding Area

Reported area around or near Rapid City, SD 57701
Total Population39,772 (36,330 urban / 3,442 rural)
Households15,679 (2.42 people per house)
Median Household Income$30,905
Families9,609 (3.02 people per family)
Pop. — African American759
Pop. — Asian625
Pop. — Pacific Islander66
Pop. — American Indian / Alaskan Native6,378
Pop. — White (incl. Hispanic)32,829
Pop. — Other527

Special Student Programs

What portion of students are enrolled in special programs?
  # in School % of School % of District
Free Lunch Students  
Reduced-Price Lunch Students  
Low-Cost Lunch Students  
Migrant Students
Special Ed. Students     13%
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<72%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 872 93.76%
GED Recipients     4.80%
Other Completers N/A

Student Demographics

How many students enroll at Virtual School 74?
  # in School % of School % of State
Black Non-HispanicN/A<N/A2%
Asian / Pacific IslanderN/A<N/A1%
American Indian / Alaskan NativeN/A<N/A11%
White Non-Hispanic1>100%83%
12th Grade 1 1
Total 1 1

Rapid City Area School District 51 4 – District Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff FTEs (Full-Time Equivalents) for Virtual School 74's local district.
  FTEs % of District % of State
Instructional Aides85.0<12%14%
Instructional Coordinators &amp; Supervisors21.5>3%2%
Library / Media Specialist17.5>2%2%
Library / Media Support2.5<0%1%
Guidance Staff (Elementary)15.4<2%2%
Guidance Staff (Secondary)8.6<1%2%
Guidance Staff Total24.0<3%4%
District Admins17.0<2%8%
Dist. Admin/Sppt102.5>14%5%
School Admins37.4<5%5%
School Admin/Sppt35.0<5%6%
Other Support293.3<41%43%
  FTEs % of District % of State

Rapid City Area School District 51 4 Financial Summary

General district financials with comparisons to all districts in state.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Payments to Private Schools$85,000<$6$9
Payments to Charter Schools   
Long–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year$26,795,000<$2,022$4,861
 Issued During Fiscal Year$7,500,000<$566$3,520
 Retired During Fiscal Year$7,500,000<$566$3,520
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year$31,445,000<$2,373$5,471
Short–Term Debt
 Outstanding at Beginning of Fiscal Year   
 Outstanding at End of Fiscal Year   
 Sinking Fund  $441
 Bond Fund  $1,747
 Other Funds$31,957,000<$2,412$6,059
Total Revenues$106,568,000<$8,043$10,783
Total Expenses$107,702,000<$8,129$10,320

Rapid City Area School District 51 4 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$27,631,000$1,730,212
Special Education Programs$3,150,000$150,623
Vocational Education Programs$622,000$69,541
Other Education Programs$703,000$92,619
  District State Ave.
  Salary Benefits Salary Benefits
Instruction (incl. Teachers)$41,707,000$10,088,000$2,406,711$638,812
Support Services
 Instructional Staff$3,547,000$821,000$138,261$35,474
 General Administration$1,106,000$246,000$107,814$31,706
 School Administration$3,904,000$942,000$216,673$63,000
 Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$3,700,000$1,098,000$206,230$63,994
 Student Transportation$824,000$382,000$73,534$18,384
 Business / Central / Other$1,478,000$387,000$90,633$28,921
Food Services$1,378,000$583,000$100,586$32,471

Local District Expense Detail

Expense categories and state-level comparison for Rapid City Area School District 51 4.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Elementary / Secondary Education
  Support Services
  Instructional Staff$5,507,000>$415$311
  General Administration$1,898,000<$143$492
  School Administration$5,011,000<$378$388
  Operation &amp; Maintenance of Plant$12,025,000<$907$977
  Student Transportation$1,610,000<$121$402
  Business / Central / Other$3,375,000<$254$356
  Other Expenses
  Food Services$3,523,000<$265$426
  Enterprise Operations  $36
Non-Elementary / Non-Secondary Education
 Community Services$269,000<$20$118
 Adult Education  $10
Capital Outlay
 Land &amp; Existing Structures   
 Instructional Equipment$435,000<$32$89
 Other Equipment$885,000<$66$150
 Non-Specified Equipment   
Payments to State Govt's   
Payments to Local Govt's   
Payments to Other School Systems$142,000<$10$246
Debt Interest$865,000<$65$213

Local District Revenue Detail

Revenue categories and state-level comparison for Rapid City Area School District 51 4.
  District State Ave.
  Amount Per Student Per Student
Federal Revenue
  Through State
  Title I$4,081,000<$308$370
  Children with Disabilities Idea$2,734,000<$206$228
  Math, Science, and Teacher Quality$1,307,000<$98$122
  Safe and Drug Free Schools$141,000<$10$15
  Title V, Part A$46,000<$3$8
  Vocational and Tech Education$131,000<$9$18
  Bilingual Education$25,000<$1$96
  Child Nutrition Act$1,439,000<$108$192
    Direct from Federal Government
  Impact Aid  $2,499
  Indian Education$392,000<$29$118
State Revenue
 General Formula Assistance$22,277,000<$1,681$3,164
 Staff Improvement Programs  $44
 Special Education Programs$3,917,000<$295$407
 Compensatory and Basic Skills Programs$118,000<$8$65
 Bilingual Education Programs   
 Gifted and Talented Programs   
 Vocational Education Programs$22,000<$1$32
 School Lunch Programs$22,000<$1$3
 Capital Outlay and Debt Services Programs   
 Transportation Programs   
 Other Programs$344,000>$25$20
  On Behalf
  Employee Benefits   
  Not Employee Benefits$921,000<$69$70
Local Revenue
 Parent Government Contributions   
 Property Taxes$59,264,000>$4,473$4,324
 General Sales Taxes$901,000<$68$216
 Public Utility Taxes   
 Individual and Corporate Income Taxes   
 All Other Taxes$106,000<$8$32
 From Other School Systems$62,000<$4$147
 From Cities and Counties$792,000>$59$50
 Tuition Fees from Pupils and Parents$137,000<$10$12
 Transportation Fees from Pupils and Parents  $7
 School Lunch$1,942,000<$146$212
 Textbook Sales and Rentals   
 District Activity Receipts$811,000<$61$68
 Students Fees, Non-Specified   
 Other Sales and Services$1,000 $60
 Interest Earnings$806,000<$60$192

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