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Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09 (leave a review)
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+1 (605) 723-0955

2315 Dakota Ave Lower Level

Belle Fourche, South Dakota


About Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09
9th Grade - 12th Grade
Alternative/other school

Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09 is one of 5 schools in the Belle Fourche School District 09-1 of South Dakota.

Classified as an alternative/other school, it teaches pupils from 9th Grade to 12th Grade and has an enrolment of 35 students - compared to other schools in South Dakota, this is a relatively small school.

In recent years, the number of teachers has remained static while the pupil population has remained static in a similar timeframe.

An average teaching salary at Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09 is $53,683, which is higher than the South Dakota state average of $43,327.

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Funding per pupil


Title I eligible school

This school is not eligible for Title I funding. Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

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Nearby Schools Compared
SchoolNumber of pupilsFunding per pupilPupils per teacherAverage teacher salaryDiversity index
Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09 35$9,78335$53,6830.30
South Park Elementary - 03 (0.63 miles) 434$72514$33,1280.23
Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 (0.83 miles) 418$73714$40,3940.23
Belle Fourche High School - 01 (1.23 miles) 369$5,37314$33,5040.21
North Park Elementary - 08 (2.11 miles) 105$7,69413$34,5390.27
Creekside Elem - 07 (9.85 miles) 547$6,05616$44,2660.21

Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09

Number of pupils35
Funding per pupil$9,783
Pupils per teacher35
Average teacher salary$53,683
Diversity index0.30

South Park Elementary - 03 (0.63 miles)

Number of pupils434
Funding per pupil$725
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$33,128
Diversity index0.23

Belle Fourche Middle School - 07 (0.83 miles)

Number of pupils418
Funding per pupil$737
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$40,394
Diversity index0.23

Belle Fourche High School - 01 (1.23 miles)

Number of pupils369
Funding per pupil$5,373
Pupils per teacher14
Average teacher salary$33,504
Diversity index0.21

North Park Elementary - 08 (2.11 miles)

Number of pupils105
Funding per pupil$7,694
Pupils per teacher13
Average teacher salary$34,539
Diversity index0.27

Creekside Elem - 07 (9.85 miles)

Number of pupils547
Funding per pupil$6,056
Pupils per teacher16
Average teacher salary$44,266
Diversity index0.21
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Rankings within South Dakota
There are 730 schools in South Dakota. Rankings don't always go up to 730 because some schools have missing data.
533rdlargest school
655thhighest number of FTE teachers
727thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
57thhighest average teaching salary
120thhighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
169thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
201sthighest diversity index
193rdhighest funding per pupil
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Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Minimum instructional hours unknown.

Kindergarten: Unknown

1st Grade - 11th Grade: Unknown

12th Grade: Unknown

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