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For the 2021 school year, there are 15 public schools serving 3,308 students in Lawrence County, SD. Lawrence County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
The top ranked public schools in Lawrence County, SD are Whitewood Elementary - 04, Creekside Elementary - 07 and Spearfish High School - 01. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Lawrence County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Lawrence 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 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Lawrence County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Whitewood Elementary - 04 Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    603 Garfield St
    Whitewood, SD 57793
    (605) 269-2264

    Grades: K-6 | 97 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Creekside Elementary - 07 Math: 52% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2325 N Ave
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1210

    Grades: 3-5 | 612 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Spearfish High School - 01 Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1725 N Main
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1212

    Grades: 9-12 | 626 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Lead-deadwood Career & Technical Education - 10 Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    22023 Job Corps Ctr
    Nemo, SD 57759
    (605) 578-2371

    Grades: 9-12 | 115 students
  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Spearfish Academy At Canyon Hills Elementary - 09 Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2519 Windmill Dr
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1229

    Grades: K-8 | 10 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Spearfish Middle School - 05 Math: 47% | Reading: 53%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1600 N Canyon
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1215

    Grades: 6-8 | 587 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Lead-deadwood High School - 01 Math: 20-29% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    320 S Main St
    Lead, SD 57754
    (605) 717-3899

    Grades: 9-12 | 212 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Lead-deadwood Middle School - 02 Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    234 S Main St
    Lead, SD 57754
    (605) 717-3898

    Grades: 6-8 | 174 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Lead-deadwood Elementary - 03 Math: 40-44% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    716 Main St
    Deadwood, SD 57732
    (605) 717-3884

    Grades: K-5 | 317 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Black Hills Education Connections - 06 Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2910 4th Ave
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 642-8286

    Grades: 10-12 | 25 students
  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.
    Black Hills Academy At Canyon Hills - 08 Alternative School
    2519 Windmill Dr
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 347-4467

    Grades: 7-8 | 1 student
  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.2519 Windmill Dr
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 347-4467

    Grades: 9-12 | 4 students
  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.400 E Hudson
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1209

    Grades: K | 149 students
  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.2519 Windmill Dr
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1229

    Grades: 9-12 | 14 students
  • Rank: #11-1511.- 15.
    West Elementary - 03
    920 W King St
    Spearfish, SD 57783
    (605) 717-1205

    Grades: 1-2 | 365 students
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