Top 10 Best Hutchinson County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 20 public schools serving 1,351 students in Hutchinson County, SD (there are 1 private school, serving 180 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Hutchinson County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Hutchinson County, SD are Parkston Elementary - 02, Freeman High School - 01 and Parkston High School - 01. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Hutchinson County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Hutchinson County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 8% 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 Hutchinson County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Parkston Elementary - 02
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
102c S Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Grades: PK-6
| 282 students
Rank: #22.
Freeman High School - 01
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1001 S Wipf St
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4214
Grades: 9-12
| 82 students
Rank: #33.
Parkston High School - 01
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
102a S Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Grades: 9-12
| 142 students
Rank: #44.
Freeman Elementary - 02
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1001 S Wipf St
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4216
Grades: K-5
| 150 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Menno High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
410 S 5th St
Menno, SD 57045
(605) 387-5161
Grades: 9-12
| 72 students
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Wolf Creek Colony Elementary - 04
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
42906 Colony Rd
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4216
Grades: K-8
| 33 students
Rank: #77.
Freeman Middle School - 05
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1001 S Wipf St
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4214
Grades: 6-8
| 71 students
Rank: #8 - 118. - 11.
Clearfield Colony Elementary - 07
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
40248 293rd Ave
Tripp, SD 57376
(605) 935-6766
Grades: K-8
| 18 students
Rank: #8 - 118. - 11.
Jamesville Colony Elementary - 03
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
43582 Ne Jim River Rd
Menno, SD 57045
(605) 387-5161
Grades: K-8
| 21 students
Rank: #8 - 118. - 11.
Tripp-delmont High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
105 S Sloan
Tripp, SD 57376
(605) 935-6766
Grades: 9-12
| 48 students
Rank: #8 - 118. - 11.
Tschetter Colony Elementary - 03
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
27709 Tschetter Ave
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4216
Grades: K-8
| 45 students
Rank: #1212.
Menno Middle School - 05
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
410 S 5th St
Menno, SD 57045
(605) 387-5161
Grades: 6-8
| 54 students
Rank: #1313.
Parkston Jr. High - 05
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
102a S Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Grades: 7-8
| 62 students
Rank: #1414.
Menno Elementary - 02
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
410 S 5th St
Menno, SD 57045
(605) 387-5161
Grades: PK-5
| 91 students
Rank: #1515.
Old Elm Spring Colony Elementary - 03
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
42021 268th St
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Grades: PK-8
| 34 students
Rank: #1616.
Tripp Elementary - 03
Math: 30-39% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
105 S Sloan
Tripp, SD 57376
(605) 935-6766
Grades: PK-6
| 77 students
Rank: #1717.
Maxwell Colony Elementary - 04
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
42805 Maxwell Rd
Menno, SD 57045
(605) 387-5161
Grades: K-8
| 47 students
Rank: n/an/a
28781 402nd Ave
Tripp, SD 57376
(605) 935-6766
Grades: K-8
| 4 students
Rank: n/an/a
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Alternative School
Math: <50%
102a S Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Grades: 5-12
| 18 students
Rank: n/an/a
41844 269th St
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Hutchinson County, SD

Hutchinson County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Po Box 430
Tripp, SD 57376
(605) 779-2251
Grades: PK-4
| 80 students
Po Box 430
Tripp, SD 57376
(605) 779-2251
Grades: PK-4
| 80 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Hutchinson County, SD?
The top ranked public schools in Hutchinson County, SD include Parkston Elementary - 02, Freeman High School - 01 and Parkston High School - 01.
How many public schools are located in Hutchinson County, SD?
20 public schools are located in Hutchinson County, SD.
What percentage of students in Hutchinson County, SD go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Hutchinson County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Hutchinson County, SD?
Hutchinson County, SD public schools minority enrollment is 8% 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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