Top 10 Best Lake County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 18 public schools serving 2,040 students in Lake County, SD. Lake County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
The top ranked public schools in Lake County, SD are Chester High School - 01, Rutland Elementary - 02 and Shannon Colony Elementary - 08. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lake County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 50% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Lake County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best Lake County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Chester High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 9-12
| 106 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Rutland Elementary - 02
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
102 School St
Rutland, SD 57057
(605) 586-4352
Grades: PK-5
| 75 students
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Shannon Colony Elementary - 08
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
43945 235th St.
Winfred, SD 57076
(605) 772-4443
Grades: K-8
| 31 students
Rank: #44.
Chester Elementary -02
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: PK-5
| 163 students
Rank: #55.
Madison Elementary - 07
Math: 58% | Reading: 60%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
700 Nw 9th St
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-7721
Grades: K-5
| 504 students
Rank: #66.
Rustic Acres Elementary - 04
Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
24243 456th Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: K-8
| 32 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Chester Area Cyber School - 92
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
500 5th St
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 9-12
| 118 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Oldham-ramona High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
220 W 2nd St
Ramona, SD 57054
(605) 482-8244
Grades: 9-12
| 37 students
Rank: #7 - 97. - 9.
Rutland High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
102 School St
Rutland, SD 57057
(605) 586-4352
Grades: 9-12
| 39 students
Rank: #1010.
Chester Middle School - 03
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 6-8
| 84 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Camridge Colony School - 04
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
102 School St
Rutland, SD 57057
(605) 586-4352
Grades: K-8
| 23 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Graceville Colony - 07
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
23843 - 446a Ave
Winfred, SD 57076
(605) 256-2267
Grades: K-8
| 16 students
Rank: #1313.
Madison High School - 01
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
800 Ne 9th St
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-7706
Grades: 9-12
| 343 students
Rank: #1414.
Madison Middle School - 02
Math: 46% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
830 Ne 9th St
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-7717
Grades: 6-8
| 277 students
Rank: #1515.
Oldham-ramona Elementary - 02
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
220 W 2nd St
Ramona, SD 57054
(605) 482-8244
Grades: PK-6
| 66 students
Rank: #1616.
Oldham-ramona Jr. High - 03
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
220 W 2nd St
Ramona, SD 57054
(605) 482-8244
Grades: 7-8
| 21 students
Rank: #1717.
Rutland Jr. High - 03
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
102 School St
Rutland, SD 57057
(605) 586-4352
Grades: 6-8
| 39 students
Rank: n/an/a
High Plains - 06
Alternative School
500 5th St
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Grades: 9-12
| 66 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Lake County, SD

Lake County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
211 Se 4th St
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-7703
Grades: PK-5
| 94 students
23843 446 Ave
Winfred, SD 57076
(605) 256-7721
Grades: K-8
| 32 students
520 Nw 3rd St
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-7714
Grades: 3-5
| 212 students
514 N Washington
Madison, SD 57042
(605) 256-7721
Grades: K-2
| 254 students

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