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The Wall High School's graduation rate is higher than the state average.
The Wall High School's graduation rate is higher than the state average.
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Wall - Education & Training

K-12

The Wall School District has a grade, middle and high school all located in Wall, and a kindergarten through fifth grade country school called Big White Country School, which enrolled 5 students in the fall of 2015. The Wall School District Board of Education meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, in the Wall School Library. Agendas and minutes are posted on the school website. Wall’s Superintendent is Cooper Garnos ([email protected]) who also serves as the 7-12 principal.

In 2013-2014, the state began incorporating a new accountability system using multiple indicators. It will be in full implementation the 2014-2015 school year.

Wall School District

Fall 2015 enrollment for the entire Wall School District was 253 students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade, with 19 in the senior class. The majority of Wall students–224 for school year 2013-2014–are white. Twenty-five students in the district are of American Indian descent .In the district, 28.2 percent of students at the high school level take advantage of free and reduced lunches, while 30 percent of students at the grade school qualify for free and reduced lunches.

In 2016, the graduation rate in Wall was 100 percent, according to the South Dakota Department of Education’s 2015-2016 report card. The high school graduation rate was 83.3 percent in 2015, down from 92.8 percent in 2014 and slightly lower than the state average of 83.9 percent.

With a 1.7 percent dropout rate, the district graduated 19 students. 15 students took the ACT exam with an average composite score of 21.2. To view a statistical profile of funding, student and staff data, see the South Dakota Department of Education's 2015-2016 Profile of the Wall School District.

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