Top 10 Best South Dakota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 38 blue ribbon public schools serving 6,770 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, Robert Bennis Elementary - 05 and Dell Rapids 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 66% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 68% (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).

Top South Dakota Blue Ribbon Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Students Year
  • 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

    156 students
    Year: 2004, 2005
  • Rank: #22.
    Robert Bennis Elementary - 05 Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    2001 S Sioux Blvd
    Brandon, SD 57005
    (605) 582-8010

    517 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #33.
    Dell Rapids Elementary - 02 Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    309 W 15th St
    Dell Rapids, SD 57022
    (605) 428-5473

    372 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #44.
    Canistota Elementary - 02 Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    431 4th Ave
    Canistota, SD 57012
    (605) 296-3458

    108 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Corsica-stickney Elementary - 02 Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    506 Main St
    Stickney, SD 57375
    (605) 732-4221

    153 students
    Year: 2019
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Warner Elementary - 02 Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    110 1st Ave Sw
    Warner, SD 57479
    (605) 225-6194

    151 students
    Year: 2016
  • Rank: #5-75.-7.
    Webster Area Elementary - 03 Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    102 East Ninth Ave
    Webster, SD 57274
    (605) 345-4651

    283 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #88.
    Ethan High School - 01 Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    320 S 2nd St
    Ethan, SD 57334
    (605) 227-4211

    78 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #99.
    Wall Elementary - 02 Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    401 S Blvd W
    Wall, SD 57790
    (605) 279-2156

    122 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #1010.
    Corral Drive Elementary - 21 Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4503 Park Dr
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-6789

    470 students
    Year: 2004
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    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

    148 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Ethan Elementary - 02 Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    320 S 2nd St
    Ethan, SD 57334
    (605) 227-4211

    150 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Faulkton Elementary - 02 Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1114 Court St
    Faulkton, SD 57438
    (605) 598-6266

    158 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #13-1413.- 14.
    Tabor Elementary - 05 Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    227 N Lidice St
    Tabor, SD 57063
    (605) 463-2271

    43 students
    Year: 2009
  • Rank: #1515.
    Timber Lake Middle School - 03 Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    500 Main St
    Timber Lake, SD 57656
    (605) 865-3654

    80 students
    Year: 2020
  • Rank: #1616.
    Kimball Elementary - 02 Math: ≥90% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    300 S East St
    Kimball, SD 57355
    (605) 778-6231

    119 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Frederick Elementary - 02 Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    202 E Main St
    Frederick, SD 57441
    (605) 329-2145

    88 students
    Year: 2017
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Whitewood Elementary - 04 Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    603 Garfield St
    Whitewood, SD 57793
    (605) 269-2264

    97 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #1919.
    Harvey Dunn Elementary - 54 Math: 64% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2400 S Bahnson Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103
    (605) 371-4120

    745 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Baltic Elementary - 02 Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1 Bulldog Ave
    Baltic, SD 57003
    (605) 529-5464

    265 students
    Year: 2015
  • Rank: #20-2120.- 21.
    Groton Area Elementary - 02 Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    810 N 1st St
    Groton, SD 57445
    (605) 397-2317

    285 students
    Year: 2012
  • Rank: #2222.
    Gertie Belle Rogers Elementary - 04 Math: 57% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1301 N Kimball St
    Mitchell, SD 57301
    (605) 995-3091

    424 students
    Year: 2013
  • Rank: #2323.
    Howard Elementary - 02 Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    201 N Minnie St
    Howard, SD 57349
    (605) 772-4443

    171 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #2424.
    Hamlin Middle School - 02 Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    44577 188th St
    Hayti, SD 57241
    (605) 783-3644

    180 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #2525.
    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

    97 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #2626.
    Avon Elementary - 02 Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    210 Pine St
    Avon, SD 57315
    (605) 286-3291

    119 students
    Year: 2011
  • Rank: #2727.
    Armour Elementary - 02 Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    905 Dobson Ave
    Armour, SD 57313
    (605) 724-2698

    72 students
    Year: 2008
  • Rank: #2828.
    Medary Elementary - 05 Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    718 5th St S
    Brookings, SD 57006
    (605) 696-4300

    370 students
    Year: 2014
  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Armour High School - 01 Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    604 3rd St
    Armour, SD 57313
    (605) 724-2153

    53 students
    Year: 2018
  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Harding County High School - 01 Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    12474 Tipperary St
    Buffalo, SD 57720
    (605) 375-3241

    59 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #3131.
    White Lake High School - 01 Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    502 E Division St
    White Lake, SD 57383
    (605) 249-2251

    32 students
    Year: 2006
  • Rank: #3232.
    Burke High School - 01 Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    900 Washington St
    Burke, SD 57523
    (605) 775-2645

    69 students
    Year: 2010
  • Rank: #3333.
    Alcester-hudson Junior High - 03 Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    102 E 5th
    Alcester, SD 57001
    (605) 934-1890

    38 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #3434.
    Alcester-hudson Elementary - 04 Math: 45-49% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    409 E 6th St
    Alcester, SD 57001
    (605) 934-2171

    230 students
    Year: 2005
  • Rank: #3535.
    White Lake Elementary - 02 Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    502 E Division St
    White Lake, SD 57383
    (605) 249-2251

    76 students
    Year: 2006
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