South Dakota Public Schools

South Dakota is the #40 largest school system in the United States, serving 130,765 students across 718 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 24% (majority American Indian) and the student:teacher ratio is 14:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(SD) School Average
American Indian
11%
Asian
2%
Hispanic
5%
Black
3%
White
76%
Hawaiian
n/a
Two or more races
3%
Unknown
n/a
SD All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Recent Articles
September 22, 2016
Budgets have become so constrained that several school districts have drastically slashed or entirely cut their athletics program. Learn about the threat to athletics and what it could mean for your child.
September 22, 2016
Learn about the coveted National Blue Ribbon of Distinction and why it is an important education award.
September 22, 2016
While security guards may be commonplace at some public high schools, other districts have resorted to undercover cops to keep their kids safe. Learn about why schools are bringing undercover police officers on campus and what it means for your student.