Top 10 Best Codington County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 4,684 students in Codington County, SD (there are 5 private schools, serving 524 private students). 90% of all K-12 students in Codington County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Codington County, SD are Lincoln Elementary - 05, Mellette Elementary - 07 and Watertown High School - 01. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Codington County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Codington County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 15% 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 Codington County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lincoln Elementary - 05
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1100 13th St Ne
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6340
Grades: K-4
| 369 students
Rank: #22.
Mellette Elementary - 07
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
619 2nd St Nw
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6385
Grades: K-4
| 218 students
Rank: #33.
Watertown High School - 01
Math: 42% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
200 Ne 9th St
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6316
Grades: 9-12
| 1,259 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Henry High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
111 N Cedar
Henry, SD 57243
(605) 532-5364
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Waverly-south Shore High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
319 Mary Pl
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 886-9174
Grades: 9-12
| 80 students
Rank: #66.
Watertown Middle School - 02
Math: 42% | Reading: 63%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1700 11th St Ne
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6370
Grades: 7-8
| 618 students
Rank: #77.
Jefferson Elementary - 09
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1701 N Maple St
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6390
Grades: K-4
| 352 students
Rank: #88.
Florence High School - 01
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Main Ave
Florence, SD 57235
(605) 758-2412
Grades: 9-12
| 85 students
Rank: #99.
Watertown Intermediate School - 13
Math: 36% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
601 11th St Ne
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6355
Grades: 5-6
| 559 students
Rank: #1010.
Florence Middle School - 03
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Main Ave
Florence, SD 57235
(605) 758-2412
Grades: 6-8
| 73 students
Rank: #1111.
Mckinley Elementary - 06
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
5 12th St Sw
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6350
Grades: PK-4
| 239 students
Rank: #1212.
Florence Elementary - 02
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
515 Main Ave
Florence, SD 57235
(605) 758-2412
Grades: PK-5
| 149 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Waverly-south Shore Elementary - 02
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
319 Mary Pl
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 886-9174
Grades: PK-5
| 126 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Waverly-south Shore Middle School - 03
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
319 Mary Pl
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 886-9174
Grades: 6-8
| 60 students
Rank: #1515.
Roosevelt Elementary - 08
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
412 2nd St Se
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6360
Grades: PK-4
| 236 students
Rank: #1616.
Henry Elementary - 02
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
111 N Cedar
Henry, SD 57243
(605) 532-5364
Grades: PK-5
| 82 students
Rank: #1717.
Henry Middle School - 03
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
111 N Cedar
Henry, SD 57243
(605) 532-5364
Grades: 6-8
| 42 students
Rank: n/an/a
216 10th St Se
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6398
Grades: PK-6
| 75 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Codington County, SD

Codington County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
216 10th St Se
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6399
Grades: PK-K
| 66 students
1311 3rd Ave Ne
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 882-6380
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
203 South School St
South Shore, SD 57263
(605) 756-4120
Grades: PK-5
| 30 students
203 S School St
South Shore, SD 57263
(605) 756-4120
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
203 S School St
South Shore, SD 57263
(605) 756-4120
Grades: 7-8
| 11 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Codington County, SD?
The top ranked public schools in Codington County, SD include Lincoln Elementary - 05, Mellette Elementary - 07 and Watertown High School - 01.
How many public schools are located in Codington County, SD?
18 public schools are located in Codington County, SD.
What percentage of students in Codington County, SD go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Codington County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Codington County, SD?
Codington County, SD public schools minority enrollment is 15% 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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