Top 10 Best Mccook County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 1,124 students in Mccook County, SD (there are 1 private school, serving 46 private students). 96% of all K-12 students in Mccook County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Mccook County, SD are Montrose High School - 01, Canistota Elementary - 02 and Bridgewater-emery Elementary - 02. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Mccook County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 51% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Mccook County have an average ranking of 7/10, which is in the top 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best Mccook County Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Montrose High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
309 S Church Ave
Montrose, SD 57048
(605) 363-5025
Grades: 9-12
| 59 students
Rank: #22.
Canistota Elementary - 02
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
431 4th Ave
Canistota, SD 57012
(605) 296-3458
Grades: PK-5
| 127 students
Rank: #33.
Bridgewater-emery Elementary - 02
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
510 N Main St
Bridgewater, SD 57319
(605) 729-2541
Grades: PK-5
| 169 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Canistota Middle School - 03
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
431 4th Ave
Canistota, SD 57012
(605) 296-3458
Grades: 6-8
| 61 students
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Montrose Elementary - 02
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
309 S Church Ave
Montrose, SD 57048
(605) 363-5025
Grades: PK-5
| 114 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Canistota High School - 01
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
431 4th Ave
Canistota, SD 57012
(605) 296-3458
Grades: 9-12
| 74 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Orland Colony Elementary - 04
Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
45050 246th St
Montrose, SD 57048
(605) 363-5025
Grades: K-8
| 34 students
Rank: #88.
Mccook Central Middle School - 03
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
200 E Essex
Salem, SD 57058
(605) 425-2264
Grades: 5-8
| 108 students
Rank: #99.
Goldenview Colony School - 04
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
25473 438th Ave
Salem, SD 57058
(605) 425-2264
Grades: K-8
| 27 students
Rank: #1010.
Montrose Middle School - 03
Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
309 S Church Ave
Montrose, SD 57048
(605) 363-5025
Grades: 6-8
| 47 students
Rank: #1111.
Mccook Central High School - 01
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
200 E Essex
Salem, SD 57058
(605) 425-2264
Grades: 9-12
| 118 students
Rank: #1212.
Mccook Central Elementary - 02
Math: 20-29% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
200 E Essex
Salem, SD 57058
(605) 425-2264
Grades: PK-4
| 186 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Mccook County, SD

Mccook County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
510 North Main
Bridgewater, SD 57319
(605) 729-2541
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
510 North Main
Bridgewater, SD 57319
(605) 729-2541
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
309 S Church Avenue
Montrose, SD 57048
(605) 363-5025
Grades: 9-12
| 76 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Mccook County, SD?
The top ranked public schools in Mccook County, SD include Montrose High School - 01, Canistota Elementary - 02 and Bridgewater-emery Elementary - 02.
How many public schools are located in Mccook County, SD?
12 public schools are located in Mccook County, SD.
What percentage of students in Mccook County, SD go to public school?
96% of all K-12 students in Mccook County, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Mccook County, SD?
Mccook County, SD public schools minority enrollment is 7% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public schools average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Recent Articles

Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Should My Child Enroll in Honors Or General Courses?
Honors or general courses? Find out which type is best for your child's learning environment and GPA.
Education Investment Unveiled: Which State Leads the Nation in Public School Funding?
Education Investment Unveiled: Which State Leads the Nation in Public School Funding?
Discover which state allocates the highest funding per student in public schools. Dive into US Census Data to unveil the most financially supportive state and explore if increased spending translates to enhanced student learning outcomes.
Public Schools in a Minute
Public Schools in a Minute
Explore the diverse world of public schools in a minute! Our brief overview provides a snapshot of the educational landscape, school districts, curriculum, and more. Get a quick glance at the big picture of K-12 education.