Average Teacher Salary in Rapid City Area School District 51-4

The average teacher salary in Rapid City Area School District 51-4 is $41,890.

Grade Level Average 10th percentile 25th percentile Median 75th percentile 90th percentile
Pre-school $28,120 $21,570 $23,790 $28,180 $31,690 $35,700
Kindergarten $42,540 $25,170 $30,430 $40,520 $54,330 $62,970
Elementary $46,360 $30,200 $36,030 $44,770 $56,840 $64,550
Middle school $48,350 $32,530 $37,830 $47,110 $58,720 $65,600
High school $44,080 $29,420 $34,120 $42,200 $53,360 $62,550

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General Facts

  • Staff: 1,668
  • Full time teachers: 822
  • Pupil to teacher ratio: 15 to 1
  • Teacher assistants (instructional aides): 274
  • Instructional Coordinators: 2
  • Elementary Teachers: 505
  • Kindergarten Teachers: 25
  • Pre-K Teachers: 8
  • High School Teachers: 194
  • Pre-K to 12 Students: 13,522

Financial Statistics for Rapid City Area School District 51-4

Revenue

  • Revenue from local sources: $66,856,000
  • Revenue from state sources: $27,621,000
  • Revenue from federal sources: $12,091,000
  • Total revenue: $106,568,000

Expenses

  • Expenditures on instruction: $57,182,000
  • Expenditures on teacher salary: $61,642,000
  • Expenditures on teacher benefits: $15,517,000
  • Expenditures per student: $269,000
  • Total expenditures: $107,702,000

Breakdown of Teacher Salary Expenses

  • Teacher salary expenses on regular education: $27,631,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on special education: $3,150,000
  • Teacher salary expenses on vocational education: $622,000

Information on Schools within Rapid City Area School District 51-4

Elementary Schools within the Rapid City Area School District 51-4

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Black Hawk Elementary - 03
7108 Seeaire St
Black Hawk, SD 57718
605-787-6701
  • Total: 360
  • Pre-k: 3
  • Kindergarten: 64
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 66
  • 3rd grade: 48
  • 4th grade: 57
  • 5th grade: 49
17 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Canyon Lake Elementary - 04
1500 Evergreen
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-394-1817
  • Total: 257
  • Pre-k: 6
  • Kindergarten: 41
  • 1st grade: 43
  • 2nd grade: 34
  • 3rd grade: 47
  • 4th grade: 42
  • 5th grade: 44
13 to 1 20 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Corral Drive Elementary - 21
4503 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-394-6789
  • Total: 449
  • Pre-k: 5
  • Kindergarten: 57
  • 1st grade: 73
  • 2nd grade: 68
  • 3rd grade: 75
  • 4th grade: 83
  • 5th grade: 88
18 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
General Beadle Elementary - 01
10 Van Buren St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1841
  • Total: 385
  • Pre-k: 36
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 68
  • 2nd grade: 46
  • 3rd grade: 48
  • 4th grade: 54
  • 5th grade: 58
15 to 1 25 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Grandview Elementary - 06
3301 Grandview Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1829
  • Total: 584
  • Kindergarten: 94
  • 1st grade: 97
  • 2nd grade: 97
  • 3rd grade: 92
  • 4th grade: 113
  • 5th grade: 91
18 to 1 33 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Horace Mann Elementary - 07
902 Anamosa St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1847
  • Total: 296
  • Pre-k: 2
  • Kindergarten: 50
  • 1st grade: 51
  • 2nd grade: 43
  • 3rd grade: 51
  • 4th grade: 55
  • 5th grade: 44
18 to 1 17 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Knollwood Heights Elementary - 08
1701 Downing St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1851
  • Total: 598
  • Pre-k: 1
  • Kindergarten: 114
  • 1st grade: 111
  • 2nd grade: 89
  • 3rd grade: 105
  • 4th grade: 91
  • 5th grade: 87
16 to 1 36 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Meadowbrook Elementary - 10
3125 West Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-394-1821
  • Total: 556
  • Pre-k: 14
  • Kindergarten: 91
  • 1st grade: 92
  • 2nd grade: 82
  • 3rd grade: 107
  • 4th grade: 85
  • 5th grade: 85
18 to 1 31 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Pinedale Elementary - 11
4901 West Chicago St
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-394-1805
  • Total: 402
  • Kindergarten: 48
  • 1st grade: 64
  • 2nd grade: 71
  • 3rd grade: 76
  • 4th grade: 77
  • 5th grade: 66
18 to 1 23 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Rapid Valley Elementary - 12
2601 Covington St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-393-2221
  • Total: 542
  • Kindergarten: 98
  • 1st grade: 94
  • 2nd grade: 96
  • 3rd grade: 83
  • 4th grade: 79
  • 5th grade: 92
18 to 1 30 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Robbinsdale Elementary - 14
424 East Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1825
  • Total: 409
  • Pre-k: 27
  • Kindergarten: 78
  • 1st grade: 63
  • 2nd grade: 60
  • 3rd grade: 59
  • 4th grade: 57
  • 5th grade: 65
17 to 1 24 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
South Canyon Elementary - 15
218 Nordbye Ln
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-394-1801
  • Total: 279
  • Pre-k: 19
  • Kindergarten: 45
  • 1st grade: 37
  • 2nd grade: 48
  • 3rd grade: 50
  • 4th grade: 45
  • 5th grade: 35
15 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
South Park Elementary - 16
207 East Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1833
  • Total: 385
  • Pre-k: 11
  • Kindergarten: 75
  • 1st grade: 67
  • 2nd grade: 61
  • 3rd grade: 58
  • 4th grade: 56
  • 5th grade: 57
17 to 1 22 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Valley View Elementary - 13
4840 Homestead St
Rapid City, SD 57703
605-393-2812
  • Total: 529
  • Kindergarten: 100
  • 1st grade: 96
  • 2nd grade: 91
  • 3rd grade: 81
  • 4th grade: 82
  • 5th grade: 79
18 to 1 29 Prekindergarten 5th Grade
Woodrow Wilson Elementary - 17
827 Franklin
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-1837
  • Total: 377
  • Kindergarten: 79
  • 1st grade: 72
  • 2nd grade: 59
  • 3rd grade: 49
  • 4th grade: 59
  • 5th grade: 59
21 to 1 18 Prekindergarten 5th Grade

Middle Schools within the Rapid City Area School District 51-4

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Dakota Middle School - 31
615 Columbus St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4092
  • Total: 706
  • 6th grade: 232
  • 7th grade: 236
  • 8th grade: 238
12 to 1 59 6th Grade 8th Grade
North Middle School - 35
1501 North Maplacee St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4042
  • Total: 538
  • 6th grade: 172
  • 7th grade: 187
  • 8th grade: 179
12 to 1 45 6th Grade 8th Grade
South Middle School - 36
2 Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4024
  • Total: 659
  • 5th grade: 3
  • 6th grade: 213
  • 7th grade: 216
  • 8th grade: 227
15 to 1 45 6th Grade 8th Grade
Southwest Middle School - 38
4501 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-394-6792
  • Total: 434
  • 5th grade: 1
  • 6th grade: 143
  • 7th grade: 161
  • 8th grade: 129
13 to 1 33 6th Grade 8th Grade
West Middle School - 37
1003 So San Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-394-4033
  • Total: 662
  • 6th grade: 218
  • 7th grade: 225
  • 8th grade: 219
16 to 1 43 6th Grade 8th Grade

High Schools within the Rapid City Area School District 51-4

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
Central High School - 41
433 North 8th
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4023
  • Total: 2,237
  • 9th grade: 763
  • 10th grade: 616
  • 11th grade: 442
  • 12th grade: 416
23 to 1 100 9th Grade 12th Grade
Stevens High School - 42
1200 44th St
Rapid City, SD 57702
605-394-4051
  • Total: 1,520
  • 9th grade: 397
  • 10th grade: 428
  • 11th grade: 358
  • 12th grade: 337
20 to 1 76 9th Grade 12th Grade

Other Schools within the Rapid City Area School District 51-4 (Alternative, Special Education)

School Students Student to Teacher Ratio Full Time Certified Teachers Lowest Grade Offered Highest Grade Offered
10th Grade Academy - 76
1315 Quincy St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-3087
  • Total: 5
  • 9th grade: 1
  • 10th grade: 4
2 to 1 3 9th Grade 12th Grade
9th Grade Academy - 72
1315 Quincy St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-3553
  • Total: 90
  • 9th grade: 90
11 to 1 9 9th Grade 12th Grade
Alternative Education Center - 73
21 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4048
  • Total: 39
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 13
  • 11th grade: 13
  • 12th grade: 5
39 to 1 1 9th Grade 12th Grade
Career Learning Center - 71
730 East Watertown
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-6718
  • Total: 36
  • 11th grade: 7
  • 12th grade: 29
10 to 1 4 9th Grade 12th Grade
Jefferson Academy - 64
21 St Joseph
Rapid City, SD 57701
605-394-4048
  • Total: 188
  • 9th grade: 18
  • 10th grade: 50
  • 11th grade: 77
  • 12th grade: 43
12 to 1 16 9th Grade 12th Grade

General District Statistics

  • Per capita income: $19,396
  • Median family income: $45,750
  • Median male income: $24,398
  • Median female income: $15,961
  • Median income of a renter: $22,368
  • Median income of a home owner: $46,854
  • Number of Households making:
    10 - 25k25 - 40k40 - 60k60 - 100k100k+
    4,395 4,385 5,535 4,950 2,080

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