Top 10 Best Aberdeen Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 4,430 students in Aberdeen, SD (there are 7 private schools, serving 1,003 private students). 82% of all K-12 students in Aberdeen, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Aberdeen, SD are C C Lee Elementary - 05, Mike Miller Elementary - 07 and Holgate Middle School - 02. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Aberdeen, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Aberdeen have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best Public Schools in Aberdeen, SD (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
C C Lee Elementary - 05
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1900 N State St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7500
Grades: K-5
| 366 students
Rank: #22.
Mike Miller Elementary - 07
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3010 Milwaukee Ave Ne
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7800
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: #33.
Holgate Middle School - 02
(Math: 49% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2200 N Dakota St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7700
Grades: 6-8
| 511 students
Rank: #44.
Central High School - 01
(Math: 41% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2200 S Roosevelt St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-8100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,412 students
Rank: #55.
New Beginnings - 89
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1601 Milwaukee Ave Ne
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-8100
Grades: 5-12
| 8 students
Rank: #66.
Lincoln Elementary - 08
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
414 S 10th St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 281 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
May Overby Elementary - 09
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
612 14th Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7300
Grades: K-5
| 353 students
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
O M Tiffany Elementary - 11
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
819 8th Ave Ne
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7400
Grades: K-5
| 332 students
Rank: #99.
Simmons Middle School - 03
(Math: 36% | Reading: 44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 S 3rd St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 507 students
Rank: #1010.
Simmons Elementary - 10
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 S 3rd St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7600
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sdsbvi Elementary - 01
Special Education School
605 14th Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 626-2580
Grades: PK-8
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sdsbvi High School - 02
Special Education School
605 14th Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 626-2580
Grades: 9-12
| 13 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Aberdeen, South Dakota

Aberdeen, South Dakota Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1300 3 St S
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 2 students
640 9th Ave Sw
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7800
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Aberdeen, SD?
The top ranked public schools in Aberdeen, SD include C C Lee Elementary - 05, Mike Miller Elementary - 07 and Holgate Middle School - 02.
How many public schools are located in Aberdeen, SD?
12 public schools are located in Aberdeen, SD.
What percentage of students in Aberdeen, SD go to public school?
82% of all K-12 students in Aberdeen, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Aberdeen, SD?
Aberdeen, SD public schools minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the South Dakota public schools average of 31% (majority American Indian).

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