Jones County Public Schools

All Schools
(3)
High Schools
(1)
Middle Schools
(1)
Elementary
(1)
There are 3 public schools in Jones County, South Dakota, serving 166 students.
Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the South Dakota state average of 22%.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is less than the state average of 12:1.

Jones County Public Schools

  • School Location Students Grades
  • MurdoJones County Elementary - 02
    305 Jefferson
    MurdoSD57559
    (605)669-2297
    60 students | Gr. KG-4
  • Murdo
    Jones County High School - 01
    404 Jackson
    MurdoSD57559
    (605)669-2258
    54 students | Gr. 9-12
  • Murdo
    Jones County Middle School - 04
    404 Jackson
    MurdoSD57559
    (605)669-2258
    52 students | Gr. 5-8

County Statistics

About Jones County County Statistics (SD) State Statistics
Population (Approximate) 964 people 812,987 people
Age 25+ w/College Degree 26% 22%
Median Household Income $56,136 $45,139
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Are the Three Rs Robbing our Children?
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School-to-Prison Pipeline Persists Despite Local, State and National Efforts
Inadequate funding and resources for schools, harsh zero-tolerance discipline policies, police presence in public schools, and de facto segregation continue to create school environments in which poor and minority students have little chance of succeeding. The result is a continuation of the school-to-prison pipeline that has been commonplace in the American education system for decades, despite federal, state and local efforts to curb the problem.
Did You Know?
Jones County, SD public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.39, which is higher than the South Dakota average of 0.38. The most diverse school district in Jones County is Jones County Schools School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Dakota or in the USA.