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Sioux Falls school kids more hopeful, positive than national average


Sioux Falls, SD (KELO-AM) Sioux Falls public school children are more hopeful about the future and more engaged in class than the national average, according to a new Gallup Poll.

Some 8,680 Sioux Falls students in grades 5 through 12 were polled in the following areas: hope, engagement, and well-being.  Those areas are considered key factors driving grades.

The poll indicates that local kids are much more hopeful, positive and engaged in school than nationally. For example, the poll shows that 64% of local students feel engaged in class, compared to a national average of 55%.

Sioux Falls School District Vice President, Kent Alberty, tells KELO-AM that the District's emphasis on safety for students has an impact on student satisfaction.

To see the poll results click here:  www.sf.k12.sd.us/index.php?option=com_flexicontent&view=items&cid=82:featured-news&id=1075:sf-students-more-engaged-hopeful-than-peers