Top 10 Best Brown County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 22 public schools serving 5,518 students in Brown County, SD (there are 8 private schools, serving 1,027 private students). 84% of all K-12 students in Brown County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Brown County, SD are Warner Elementary - 02, Warner Middle School - 03 and C C Lee Elementary - 05. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Brown County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Brown County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 22% 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 Brown County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Warner Elementary - 02
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Grades: K-5
| 164 students
Rank: #22.
Warner Middle School - 03
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Grades: 6-8
| 62 students
Rank: #33.
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: #44.
Groton Area Middle School - 04
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
502 N 2nd St
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-8381
Grades: 6-8
| 136 students
Rank: #55.
Frederick Elementary - 02
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
202 E Main St
Frederick, SD 57441
(605) 329-2145
Grades: K-6
| 80 students
Rank: #66.
Warner High School - 01
Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Grades: 9-12
| 89 students
Rank: #77.
Groton Area Elementary - 02
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
810 N 1st St
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-2317
Grades: PK-5
| 286 students
Rank: #88.
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: #99.
Frederick Jr. High - 03
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
202 E Main St
Frederick, SD 57441
(605) 329-2145
Grades: 7-8
| 31 students
Rank: #1010.
Groton Area High School - 01
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
502 N 2nd St
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-8381
Grades: 9-12
| 177 students
Rank: #1111.
Frederick High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
202 E Main St
Frederick, SD 57441
(605) 329-2145
Grades: 9-12
| 63 students
Rank: #1212.
Holgate Middle School - 02
Math: 49% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
2200 N Dakota St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7700
Grades: 6-8
| 511 students
Rank: #1313.
May Overby Elementary - 09
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
612 14th Ave Se
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7300
Grades: K-5
| 353 students
Rank: #1414.
O M Tiffany Elementary - 11
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
819 8th Ave Ne
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7400
Grades: K-5
| 332 students
Rank: #1515.
Central High School - 01
Math: 33% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2200 S Roosevelt St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-8100
Grades: 9-12
| 1,412 students
Rank: #1616.
Lincoln Elementary - 08
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
414 S 10th St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7200
Grades: PK-5
| 281 students
Rank: #1717.
Simmons Middle School - 03
Math: 40% | Reading: 45%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1300 S 3rd St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 507 students
Rank: #1818.
Simmons Elementary - 10
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 S 3rd St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7600
Grades: K-5
| 377 students
Rank: n/an/a
14625 401st Ave
Stratford, SD 57474
(605) 395-7497
Grades: n/a
| 0 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
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 Brown County, SD

Brown County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1300 3 St S
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7900
Grades: 6-8
| 2 students
Po Box 410
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-8381
Grades: 9-12
| 169 students
Po Box 410
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-8381
Grades: PK-8
| 7 students
640 9th Ave Sw
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7800
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
14625 401st Ave
Stratford, SD 57474
(605) 395-6362
Grades: 9-12
| 10 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Brown County, SD?
The top ranked public schools in Brown County, SD include Warner Elementary - 02, Warner Middle School - 03 and C C Lee Elementary - 05.
How many public schools are located in Brown County, SD?
22 public schools are located in Brown County, SD.
What percentage of students in Brown County, SD go to public school?
84% of all K-12 students in Brown County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Brown County, SD?
Brown County, SD public schools minority enrollment is 22% 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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