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For the 2021 school year, there are 40 public schools serving 17,281 students in Pennington County, SD. Pennington County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
The top ranked public schools in Pennington County, SD are Wall Elementary - 02, Corral Drive Elementary - 21 and Southwest Middle School - 38. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pennington County, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 45% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Pennington County have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Pennington County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Wall Elementary - 02 Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    401 S Blvd W
    Wall, SD 57790
    (605) 279-2156

    Grades: K-5 | 122 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Corral Drive Elementary - 21 Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4503 Park Dr
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-6789

    Grades: K-5 | 470 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Southwest Middle School - 38 Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4501 Park Dr
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    (605) 394-6792

    Grades: 6-8 | 660 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Stevens High School - 42 Math: 60% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4215 Raider Rd
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    (605) 394-4051

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,626 student
  • Rank: #55.
    Wall Middle School - 06 Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    401 S Blvd W
    Wall, SD 57790
    (605) 279-2156

    Grades: 6-8 | 56 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Pinedale Elementary - 11 Math: 67% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4901 W Chicago St
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    (605) 394-1805

    Grades: K-5 | 416 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Hill City High School - 01 Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    341 Main St
    Hill City, SD 57745
    (605) 574-3000

    Grades: 9-12 | 140 students
  • Rank: #88.
    New Underwood Elementary - 02 Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    300 E Ash
    New Underwood, SD 57761
    (605) 754-6485

    Grades: K-6 | 109 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Hill City Elementary - 02 Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    341 Main St
    Hill City, SD 57745
    (605) 574-3015

    Grades: PK-5 | 194 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Wall High School - 01 Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    401 S Blvd W
    Wall, SD 57790
    (605) 279-2156

    Grades: 9-12 | 73 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Meadowbrook Elementary - 10 Math: 57% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3125 W Flormann St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1821

    Grades: K-5 | 545 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    South Canyon Elementary - 15 Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    218 Nordbye Ln
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    (605) 394-1801

    Grades: K-5 | 285 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    New Underwood Junior High - 04 Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    300 E Ash
    New Underwood, SD 57761
    (605) 754-6485

    Grades: 7-8 | 34 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    West Middle School - 37 Math: 53% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1003 Soo San Dr
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-4033

    Grades: 6-8 | 656 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    New Underwood High School - 01 Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    300 E Ash
    New Underwood, SD 57761
    (605) 754-6485

    Grades: 9-12 | 94 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Douglas High School - 03 Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    420 Patriot Dr
    Box Elder, SD 57719
    (605) 923-0030

    Grades: 9-12 | 734 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Hill City Middle School - 04 Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    341 Main St
    Hill City, SD 57745
    (605) 574-3025

    Grades: 6-8 | 126 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Central High School - 41 Math: 39% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    433 Mt Rushmore Rd
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-4023

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,853 student
  • Rank: #1919.
    Patriot Elementary -06 Math: 52% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    421 Don Williams Dr
    Box Elder, SD 57719
    (605) 923-0080

    Grades: K-3 | 1,000 student
  • Rank: #2020.
    Grandview Elementary - 06 Math: 46% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3301 Grandview Dr
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1829

    Grades: K-5 | 472 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Douglas Middle School - 01 Math: 46% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    691 Tower Rd
    Box Elder, SD 57719
    (605) 923-0050

    Grades: 6-8 | 709 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Valley View Elementary - 13 Math: 45% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4840 Homestead St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 393-2812

    Grades: K-5 | 619 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Woodrow Wilson Elementary - 17 Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    827 Franklin St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1837

    Grades: K-5 | 353 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    East Middle School - 30 Math: 47% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4860 Homestead St
    Rapid City, SD 57702
    (605) 394-4092

    Grades: 6-8 | 674 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Rapid Valley Elementary - 12 Math: 41% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2601 Covington St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 393-2221

    Grades: PK-5 | 562 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Vandenberg Elementary - 02 Math: 37% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    600 N Ellsworth Rd
    Box Elder, SD 57719
    (605) 923-0060

    Grades: 4-5 | 480 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Canyon Lake Elementary - 04 Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1500 Evergreen Dr
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1817

    Grades: PK-5 | 414 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Robbinsdale Elementary - 14 Math: 33% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    424 E Indiana St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1825

    Grades: PK-5 | 505 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    South Park Elementary - 16 Math: 30-34% | Reading: 35-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    207 E Flormann St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1833

    Grades: K-5 | 303 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    South Middle School - 36 Math: 27% | Reading: 41%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2 Indiana St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-4024

    Grades: 6-8 | 672 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Horace Mann Elementary - 07 Math: 20-24% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    902 Anamosa St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1847

    Grades: K-5 | 322 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Knollwood Heights Elementary - 08 Math: 22% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1701 Downing St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1851

    Grades: K-5 | 451 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    North Middle School - 35 Math: 18% | Reading: 27%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1501 N Maple St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-4042

    Grades: 6-8 | 573 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    General Beadle Elementary - 01 Math: 17% | Reading: 25%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    10 Van Buren St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-1841

    Grades: PK-5 | 520 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Rapid City High School - 45 Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    601 Columbus St
    Rapid City, SD 57701
    (605) 394-4048

    Grades: 9-12 | 380 students
  • Show 5 more public schools in Pennington County, SD (out of 40 total schools)
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