Study show Pierre students performing better than state’s average

PIERRE, S.D.(KCCR)- The parents group Moms for Liberty again presented concerns about test scores to the Pierre School Board last week.  The Hughes County Chapter of Moms for Liberty has taken issue for the last five months, low scores on the State District Report card for the last school year. Chapter president Maggie Seidel says Moms for Liberty wants to work with the Board to raise the scores of 54-percent in English; 51-percent in math and 50-percent in science.

Compared to the rest of South Dakota schools in English, specifically Pierre is three percent above the state average of 51-percent.  In Math, Pierre is above the state average by seven-percent and in science is eight-percent higher than the state average.  After sitting by for five months of the Moms for Liberty appearances, Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt spoke up.

In student progress, according to the state District report card Pierre is at 52-percent compared to 53-percent for the state in English.  In math, Pierre is 51-percent to the state average of 47-percent.  Board President Dan Cronin says he’s confused by the group’s approach.

Pierre’s on-time graduation rate according to the report card for the 2021-22 school year is 90-percent compared to the state average of 82-percent.  High School completion is 97-percent compared to the state average of 90-percent.