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  • For the 2020-21 school year, there are 4 public elementary schools in Clay County, SD, serving 1,068 students.
  • Clay County, SD public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the South Dakota public elementary school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 52% statewide average). Elementary schools in Clay County have an average ranking in the top 10% of South Dakota public elementary schools.
  • The top ranked public elementary schools in Clay County, SD are Vermillion Middle School - 02, Irene - Wakonda Elementary - 02 and Jolley Elementary - 04. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 21% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the South Dakota public elementary school average of 33% (majority American Indian).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the South Dakota public elementary school average of 14:1.

Top Clay County Public Elementary Schools (2020-21)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Austin Elementary - 03
    300 High St
    Vermillion, SD 57069
    (605) 677-7010

    Grades: PK-1 | 254 students
  • Irene - Wakonda Elementary - 02 Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank: Top 20%
    202 Nebraska St
    Wakonda, SD 57073
    (605) 267-2644

    Grades: PK-6 | 178 students
  • Jolley Elementary - 04 Math: 49% | Reading: 59%
    Rank: Top 50%
    224 S University
    Vermillion, SD 57069
    (605) 677-7015

    Grades: 2-5 | 348 students
  • Vermillion Middle School - 02 Math: 58% | Reading: 71%
    Rank: Top 20%
    422 Princeton St
    Vermillion, SD 57069
    (605) 677-7025

    Grades: 6-8 | 288 students
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