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For the 2021 school year, there are 7 public schools serving 2,939 students in Hughes County, SD. Hughes County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
The top ranked public schools in Hughes County, SD are T F Riggs High School - 01, Buchanan Elementary - 03 and Kennedy Elementary - 08. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Hughes County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 56% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Hughes County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Hughes County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    T F Riggs High School - 01 Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1010 E Broadway Ave
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605) 773-7350

    Grades: 9-12 | 726 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Buchanan Elementary - 03 Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    100 N Buchanan Ave
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605) 773-7310

    Grades: K-5 | 456 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Kennedy Elementary - 08 Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2306 Brookstone Loop
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605) 773-7370

    Grades: K-5 | 445 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Georgia Morse Middle School - 02 Math: 59% | Reading: 55%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    309 E Capitol Ave
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605) 773-7330

    Grades: 6-8 | 631 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Jefferson Elementary - 06 Math: 45% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    900 N. Poplar Ave.
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605) 773-7320

    Grades: K-5 | 440 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Blunt Elementary - 03 Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    202 W Butte St
    Blunt, SD 57522
    (605) 258-2617

    Grades: K-5 | 35 students
  • Rank: #77.3001 East Sully Avenue
    Pierre, SD 57501
    (605) 224-8661

    Grades: 1-8 | 206 students
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