South Dakota Public Schools

South Dakota is the #41 largest school system in the United States, serving 127,979 students students across 722 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 22% (majority American Indian), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is less than the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(SD) School Average
American Indian
12%
Asian
1%
Hispanic
4%
Black
3%
White
78%
Unknown
2%
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Did You Know?
South Dakota 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 .38, which is lower than the national average of .48. The most diverse school district in South Dakota is Bennett County School District 03-1 School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in South Dakota or in the USA.