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For the 2021 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 2,126 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 Chester Elementary -02. 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 30% (majority American Indian).

Best Lake County Public Schools (2021)

  • 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 | 103 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Rutland Elementary - 02 Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    102 School St
    Rutland, SD 57057
    (605) 586-4352

    Grades: K-5 | 94 students
  • Rank: #33.
    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 | 182 students
  • Rank: #44.
    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 | 543 students
  • Rank: #55.
    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 | 21 students
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    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 | 130 students
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    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 | 29 students
  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    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 | 33 students
  • Rank: #99.
    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 | 85 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    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 | 20 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    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: #1212.
    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 | 396 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    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: #1414.
    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 | 80 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Oldham-ramona Junior 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 | 23 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Rutland Junior 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 | 29 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    High Plains - 06 Alternative School
    500 5th St
    Chester, SD 57016
    (605) 489-2411

    Grades: 9-12 | 65 students
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