Top 10 Best South Dakota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 41 blue ribbon public schools serving 7,252 students in South Dakota.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public schools in South Dakota are Challenge Center - 51, Warner Elementary - 02 and Canistota Elementary - 02. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
South Dakota blue ribbon public schools have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 54% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Best South Dakota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Challenge Center - 51
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
3101 S 4th Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 367-6170
Grades: 2-5
| 156 students
Rank: #22.
Warner Elementary - 02
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Grades: K-5
| 151 students
Rank: #33.
Canistota Elementary - 02
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
431 4th Ave
Canistota, SD 57012
(605) 296-3458
Grades: PK-5
| 108 students
Rank: #44.
Gettysburg Junior High - 03
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
100 E King Ave
Gettysburg, SD 57442
(605) 765-2436
Grades: 7-8
| 47 students
Rank: #55.
Dell Rapids Elementary - 02
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
309 W 15th St
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
(605) 428-5473
Grades: K-4
| 372 students
Rank: #66.
Webster Area Elementary - 03
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
102 East Ninth Ave
Webster, SD 57274
(605) 345-4651
Grades: PK-5
| 283 students
Rank: #77.
Ethan High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
320 S 2nd St
Ethan, SD 57334
(605) 227-4211
Grades: 9-12
| 78 students
Rank: #88.
Kimball Elementary - 02
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
300 S East St
Kimball, SD 57355
(605) 778-6231
Grades: PK-4
| 119 students
Rank: #99.
Timber Lake Middle School - 03
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
500 Main St
Timber Lake, SD 57656
(605) 865-3654
Grades: 6-8
| 80 students
Rank: #1010.
Pinedale Elementary - 11
Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4901 W Chicago St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1805
Grades: K-5
| 416 students
Rank: #1111.
Robert Bennis Elementary - 05
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2001 S Sioux Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-8010
Grades: K-4
| 517 students
Rank: #1212.
Corral Drive Elementary - 21
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
4503 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-6789
Grades: K-5
| 470 students
Rank: #1313.
All City Elementary - 50
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2511 W Brookings St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-6120
Grades: K-5
| 148 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Corsica-stickney Elementary - 02
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
506 Main St
Stickney, SD 57375
(605) 732-4221
Grades: PK-6
| 153 students
Rank: #14 - 1514. - 15.
Faulkton Elementary - 02
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1114 Court St
Faulkton, SD 57438
(605) 598-6266
Grades: PK-6
| 158 students
Rank: #1616.
Groton Area Elementary - 02
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
810 N 1st St
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-2317
Grades: PK-5
| 285 students
Rank: #1717.
Ethan Elementary - 02
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
320 S 2nd St
Ethan, SD 57334
(605) 227-4211
Grades: PK-6
| 150 students
Rank: #1818.
Wall Elementary - 02
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 S Blvd W
Wall, SD 57790
(605) 279-2156
Grades: K-5
| 122 students
Rank: #1919.
Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary - 04
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1301 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-3091
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Rank: #2020.
Harvey Dunn Elementary - 54
Math: 59% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2400 S Bahnson Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
(605) 371-4120
Grades: PK-5
| 745 students
Rank: #2121.
Whitewood Elementary - 04
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(1)
603 Garfield St
Whitewood, SD 57793
(605) 269-2264
Grades: K-6
| 97 students
Rank: #2222.
Baltic Elementary - 02
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1 Bulldog Ave
Baltic, SD 57003
(605) 529-5464
Grades: PK-5
| 265 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Burke High School - 01
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
900 Washington St
Burke, SD 57523
(605) 775-2645
Grades: 9-12
| 69 students
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Timber Lake High School - 01
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 Main St
Timber Lake, SD 57656
(605) 865-3654
Grades: 9-12
| 97 students
Rank: #2525.
Frederick Elementary - 02
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
202 E Main St
Frederick, SD 57441
(605) 329-2145
Grades: K-6
| 88 students
Rank: #2626.
Tabor Elementary - 05
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
(1)
227 N Lidice St
Tabor, SD 57063
(605) 463-2271
Grades: K-5
| 43 students
Rank: #2727.
Hamlin Middle School - 02
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
44577 188th St
Hayti, SD 57241
(605) 783-3644
Grades: 6-8
| 180 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Armour High School - 01
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
604 3rd St
Armour, SD 57313
(605) 724-2153
Grades: 9-12
| 53 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
White Lake High School - 01
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
502 E Division St
White Lake, SD 57383
(605) 249-2251
Grades: 9-12
| 32 students
Rank: #3030.
Harding County High School - 01
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12474 Tipperary St
Buffalo, SD 57720
(605) 375-3241
Grades: 9-12
| 59 students
Rank: #3131.
Avon Elementary - 02
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
210 Pine St
Avon, SD 57315
(605) 286-3291
Grades: K-6
| 119 students
Rank: #3232.
Howard Elementary - 02
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
201 N Minnie St
Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-4443
Grades: K-6
| 171 students
Rank: #3333.
Blunt Elementary - 03
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
202 W Butte St
Blunt, SD 57522
(605) 258-2617
Grades: K-5
| 35 students
Rank: #3434.
Armour Elementary - 02
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
905 Dobson Ave
Armour, SD 57313
(605) 724-2698
Grades: K-5
| 72 students
Rank: #3535.
Medary Elementary - 05
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
718 5th St S
Brookings, SD 57006
(605) 696-4300
Grades: K-3
| 370 students
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