Top 10 Best South Dakota Alternative Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 29 alternative public schools serving 433 students in South Dakota.
The top ranked alternative public schools in South Dakota are Our Home Asap - 12, Sequel Transition - 07 and Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
South Dakota alternative public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 40% (versus the 52% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best Alternative Public Schools in South Dakota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Our Home Asap - 12
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
40354 210th St
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 353-6997
Grades: 5-12
| 21 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Sequel Transition - 07
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
46560 264th St
Hartford, SD 57033
(605) 528-3799
Grades: 8-12
| 18 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1301 12th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
(605) 723-0955
Grades: 9-12
| 51 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Black Hills Education Connections - 06
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2910 4th Ave
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 642-8286
Grades: 10-12
| 31 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
High Plains - 06
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 5th St
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
Rank: #3 - 63. - 6.
Summit Oaks-day - 40
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
621 E Presentation Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7647
Grades: K-12
| 22 students
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
E. A. G. L. E. Center High School - 07
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
E St
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
(605) 964-8773
Grades: 9-12
| 2 students
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
E.a.g.l.e. Center - 09
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
E St
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
(605) 964-8773
Grades: 5-8
| 0 students
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
Falls - 08
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
46560 264th St
Hartford, SD 57033
(605) 528-3799
Grades: 5-12
| 23 students
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
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: #7 - 127. - 12.
Spearfish At Canyon Hills Elementary - 09
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2519 Windmill Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 717-1229
Grades: 4-8
| 5 students
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
Todd County Achievement Middle School - 18
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
181 W Denver St
Mission, SD 57555
(605) 856-3544
Grades: 6-8
| 8 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Aurora Plains High School - 05
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 E 10th St
Plankinton, SD 57368
(605) 942-5437
Grades: 9-12
| 6 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Todd County Achievement High School - 17
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
815 Ave D
Mission, SD 57555
(605) 856-3544
Grades: 9-12
| 20 students
Rank: #1515.
Our Home
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
102a S Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Grades: 5-12
| 18 students
Rank: #1616.
Odyssey - 47
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
201 N West Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-4266
Grades: 6-8
| 19 students
Rank: #1717.
Aurora Plains Middle School - 04
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 E 10th St
Plankinton, SD 57368
(605) 942-5437
Grades: 4-8
| 4 students
Rank: n/an/a
Arise Shelter Care - 71
Alternative School
621 E Presentation St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7647
Grades: K-12
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
Avera Adolescent Addiction Care Program - 81
Alternative School
4400 W 69th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7647
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Avera Behavioral Health Program - 82
Alternative School
4400 W 69th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7647
Grades: n/a
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Black Hills At Canyon Hills - 08
Alternative School
2519 Windmill Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 347-4467
Grades: 4-8
| 4 students
Rank: n/an/a
Black Hills At Canyon Hills High School - 07
Alternative School
2519 Windmill Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 347-4467
Grades: 9-12
| 2 students
Rank: n/an/a
Leola Alternative School - 07
Alternative School
820 Leola Ave
Leola, SD 57456
(605) 439-3142
Grades: 9-12
| 7 students
Rank: n/an/a
Our Home Rediscovery - 77
Alternative School
40354-210th St
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 353-6997
Grades: 5-12
| 0 students
Rank: n/an/a
Spearfish At Canyon Hills High School - 10
Alternative School
2519 Windmill Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 717-1229
Grades: 9-12
| 17 students
Rank: n/an/a
Teachwell Elementary And Intermediate - 09
Alternative School
715 E 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7680
Grades: K-5
| 4 students
Rank: n/an/a
Teachwell High School - 01
Alternative School
824 E 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7680
Grades: 9-12
| 51 students
Rank: n/an/a
Teachwell Middle School - 04
Alternative School
824 E 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7680
Grades: 6-8
| 12 students
Rank: n/an/a
Wellfully - 65
Alternative School
22 Waterloo St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 1-12
| 9 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in South Dakota?
The top ranked alternative public schools in South Dakota include Our Home Asap - 12, Sequel Transition - 07 and Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09.
How many alternative public schools are located in South Dakota?
29 alternative public schools are located in South Dakota.
What is the racial composition of students in South Dakota?
South Dakota alternative public schools minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public schools average of 31% (majority American Indian).

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