Top 10 Most Improved Public Schools in South Dakota (2024)

The most improved public schools in South Dakota are Rutland Jr.
A school's improvement is based on a its total rise in ranking spots during the last five years (2019-24).
Improved Rank Range: 249 478 Avg. Improved Rank: 337

Most Improved Public Schools in South Dakota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Ranking Change (2019-24)
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Rutland Jr. High - 03
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +478
(from 565 to 87)
Grades: 6-8
102 School St
Rutland, SD 57057
(605) 586-4352
Rank: #22.
Bridgewater-emery High School - 01
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Rank Change: +469
(from 490 to 21)
Grades: 9-12
130 N 6th St
Emery, SD 57332
(605) 449-4271
Rank: #33.
Hillside Colony Elementary - 04
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Rank Change: +450
(from 471 to 21)
Grades: K-8
18248 Hillside Ln
Doland, SD 57436
(605) 635-5302
Rank: #44.
Mount Vernon High School- 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +441
(from 549 to 108)
Grades: 9-12
500 N Main
Mount Vernon, SD 57363
(605) 236-5237
Rank: #55.
Avon High School - 01
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Rank Change: +434
(from 441 to 7)
Grades: 9-12
210 Pine St
Avon, SD 57315
(605) 286-3291
Rank: #66.
Oldham-ramona Elementary - 02
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Rank Change: +410
(from 459 to 49)
Grades: PK-6
220 W 2nd St
Ramona, SD 57054
(605) 482-8244
Rank: #77.
Highmore Jr. High - 03
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Rank Change: +395
(from 576 to 181)
Grades: 7-8
415 Iowa Ave S
Highmore, SD 57345
(605) 852-2275
Rank: #88.
Worthing Elementary - 05
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +391
(from 459 to 68)
Grades: PK-4
230 Cedar St
Lennox, SD 57039
(605) 372-4114
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Onida Elementary - 04
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Rank Change: +386
(from 435 to 49)
Grades: K-5
500 8th St
Onida, SD 57564
(605) 258-2617
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Tea Area Frontier Elementary - 05
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +386
(from 486 to 100)
Grades: K-5
2700 S Lancaster Dr
Tea, SD 57064
(605) 498-2700
Rank: #1111.
Northwestern High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +382
(from 490 to 108)
Grades: 9-12
221 3rd St
Mellette, SD 57461
(605) 887-3467
Rank: #1212.
Selby Elementary - 02
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Rank Change: +379
(from 426 to 47)
Grades: PK-5
108 E Dakota St
Selby, SD 57472
(605) 649-7818
Rank: #1313.
Plankinton Elementary - 02
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +375
(from 452 to 77)
Grades: PK-6
404 E Davenport St
Plankinton, SD 57368
(605) 942-7743
Rank: #1414.
Blumengard Colony Elementary - 06
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +360
(from 579 to 219)
Grades: K-8
35075 148th St
Faulkton, SD 57438
(605) 598-6266
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Doland Jr. High - 02
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +330
(from 549 to 219)
Grades: 7-8
405 N Humphrey Dr
Doland, SD 57436
(605) 635-6241
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Waverly-south Shore High School - 01
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +330
(from 549 to 219)
Grades: 9-12
319 Mary Pl
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 886-9174
Rank: #1717.
Dakota Prairie Elementary - 07
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Rank Change: +329
(from 501 to 172)
Grades: K-3
111 26th St S
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4900
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Huron Colony Elementary - 13
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +311
(from 593 to 282)
Grades: K-8
40068 399th Ave
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 353-7800
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Norris Elementary - 08
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +311
(from 593 to 282)
Grades: K-5
331 School Loop
White River, SD 57579
(605) 462-6455
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
O'kreek Elementary - 14
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +311
(from 593 to 282)
Grades: K-8
44 School St
Okreek, SD 57563
(605) 856-3507
Rank: #2121.
Newell High School - 01
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +310
(from 529 to 219)
Grades: 9-12
501 Dartmouth Ave
Newell, SD 57760
(605) 456-0102
Rank: #2222.
Gregory High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Rank Change: +306
(from 441 to 135)
Grades: 9-12
505 Logan St
Gregory, SD 57533
(605) 835-9672
Rank: #2323.
Eureka Jr. High - 03
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +303
(from 585 to 282)
Grades: 7-8
805 10th St
Eureka, SD 57437
(605) 284-2875
Rank: #2424.
Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +297
(from 579 to 282)
Grades: 9-12
1301 12th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
(605) 723-0955
Rank: #2525.
Piedmont Valley Elementary - 05
(Math: 61% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Rank Change: +285
(from 411 to 126)
Grades: K-4
16159 2nd St
Piedmont, SD 57769
(605) 787-5295
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Hoven Jr. High - 03
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +271
(from 490 to 219)
Grades: 7-8
98 5th Ave W
Hoven, SD 57450
(605) 948-2252
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
South Central Elementary - 03
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +271
(from 490 to 219)
Grades: PK-5
401 Birdsell St
Bonesteel, SD 57317
(605) 654-2314
Rank: #2828.
Tea Area High School - 03
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Rank Change: +269
(from 308 to 39)
Grades: 9-12
500 W Brian St
Tea, SD 57064
(605) 498-2700
Rank: #2929.
Bowdle Jr. High - 03
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
Rank Change: +267
(from 549 to 282)
Grades: 7-8
3083 2nd Ave
Bowdle, SD 57428
(605) 285-6590
Rank: #3030.
Howard Jr. High - 05
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +265
(from 383 to 118)
Grades: 7-8
500 N Section Line
Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-5515
Rank: #3131.
Chamberlain High School - 01
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Rank Change: +263
(from 419 to 156)
Grades: 9-12
1000 Sorensen Dr
Chamberlain, SD 57325
(605) 234-4467
Rank: #3232.
Burke Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +259
(from 377 to 118)
Grades: PK-5
933 Lincoln St
Burke, SD 57523
(605) 775-2246
Rank: #3333.
Arlington Jr. High - 03
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Rank Change: +255
(from 262 to 7)
Grades: 7-8
306 S Main St
Arlington, SD 57212
(605) 983-5598
Rank: #3434.
Beadle Elementary - 03
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Rank Change: +250
(from 400 to 150)
Grades: K-5
1214 Mulberry St
Yankton, SD 57078
(605) 665-2282
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
Langford Area Middle School - 03
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Rank Change: +249
(from 317 to 68)
Grades: 6-8
206 Chestnut St
Langford, SD 57454
(605) 493-6454
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