Top 10 Best South Dakota Alternative Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 27 alternative public schools serving 395 students in South Dakota.
The top ranked alternative public schools in South Dakota are Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09 Elementary School, Black Hills Education Connections - 06 Elementary School and High Plains - 06. 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 42% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 54% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best South Dakota Alternative Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Belle Fourche Education Connection - 09 Elementary School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1301 12th Ave
Belle Fourche, SD 57717
(605) 723-0955
Grades: 9-12
| 41 students
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
Black Hills Education Connections - 06 Elementary School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2910 4th Ave
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 642-8286
Grades: 10-12
| 33 students
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
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
| 66 students
Rank: #1 - 41. - 4.
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
| 18 students
Rank: #55.
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
| 17 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
| 7 students
Rank: n/an/a
Aurora Plains Academy High School - 05
Alternative School
1400 E 10th St
Plankinton, SD 57368
(605) 942-5437
Grades: 9-12
| 7 students
Rank: n/an/a
Aurora Plains Academy Middle School - 04
Alternative School
1400 E 10th St
Plankinton, SD 57368
(605) 942-5437
Grades: 4-8
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
Black Hills Academy At Canyon Hills - 08
Alternative School
2519 Windmill Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 347-4467
Grades: 4-8
| 2 students
Rank: n/an/a
2519 Windmill Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 347-4467
Grades: 9-12
| 1 students
Rank: n/an/a
E. A. G. L. E. Center High School - 07
Alternative School
E St
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
(605) 964-8773
Grades: 9-12
| 2 students
Rank: n/an/a
E.a.g.l.e. Center - 09
Alternative School
E St
Eagle Butte, SD 57625
(605) 964-8773
Grades: 5-8
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Falls Academy - 08
Alternative School
Math: <50%
46560 264th St
Hartford, SD 57033
(605) 528-3799
Grades: 5-12
| 30 students
Rank: n/an/a
Leola Alternative School - 07
Alternative School
820 Leola Ave
Leola, SD 57456
(605) 439-3142
Grades: 8-12
| 9 students
Rank: n/an/a
New Beginnings - 89
Alternative School
1601 Milwaukee Ave Ne
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-8100
Grades: 5-12
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
Our Home
Alternative School
Math: <50%
102a S Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Grades: 5-12
| 20 students
Rank: n/an/a
Our Home Asap - 12
Alternative School
40354 210th St
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 353-6997
Grades: 5-12
| 18 students
Rank: n/an/a
Our Home Rediscovery - 77
Alternative School
40354-210th St
Huron, SD 57350
(605) 353-6997
Grades: 5-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Sequel Transition Academy - 07
Alternative School
Math: <50%
46560 264th St
Hartford, SD 57033
(605) 528-3799
Grades: 8-12
| 16 students
Rank: n/an/a
2519 Windmill Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 717-1229
Grades: 4-8
| 8 students
Rank: n/an/a
2519 Windmill Dr
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 717-1229
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students
Rank: n/an/a
Teachwell Academy High School - 01
Alternative School
824 E 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7680
Grades: 9-12
| 32 students
Rank: n/an/a
Teachwell Academy Middle School - 04
Alternative School
824 E 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7680
Grades: 6-8
| 13 students
Rank: n/an/a
Teachwell Elementary And Intermediate - 09
Alternative School
824 E 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-7680
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Todd County Achievement High School - 17
Alternative School
815 Ave D
Mission, SD 57555
(605) 856-3544
Grades: 9-12
| 14 students
Rank: n/an/a
Todd County Achievement Middle School - 18
Alternative School
181 W Denver St
Mission, SD 57555
(605) 856-3544
Grades: 6-8
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
Wellfully - 65
Alternative School
22 Waterloo St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 1-12
| 6 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative public schools in South Dakota?
How many alternative public schools are located in South Dakota?

27 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 40% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

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