Top 10 Best Pennington County Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 44 public schools serving 16,208 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 Pinedale Elementary - 11, Corral Drive Elementary - 21 and Stevens High School - 42. 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 44% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 46%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Pennington County have an average ranking of 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best Pennington County Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pinedale Elementary - 11
Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4901 W Chicago St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1805
Grades: K-5
| 366 students
Rank: #22.
Corral Drive Elementary - 21
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
3736 Corral Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-6789
Grades: K-5
| 468 students
Rank: #33.
Stevens High School - 42
Math: 61% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4215 Raider Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4051
Grades: 9-12
| 1,737 students
Rank: #44.
Hill City High School - 01
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
488 Main St
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-3000
Grades: 9-12
| 168 students
Rank: #55.
Southwest Middle School - 38
Math: 63% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4501 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-6792
Grades: 6-8
| 690 students
Rank: #66.
Meadowbrook Elementary - 10
Math: 64% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3125 W Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1821
Grades: K-5
| 469 students
Rank: #77.
Wall Elementary - 02
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 S Blvd W
Wall, SD 57790
(605) 279-2156
Grades: K-5
| 109 students
Rank: #88.
Douglas High School - 03
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
420 Patriot Dr
Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-0030
Grades: 9-12
| 776 students
Rank: #99.
New Underwood Elementary - 02
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
300 E Ash St
New Underwood, SD 57761
(605) 754-6485
Grades: K-5
| 110 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Hill City Elementary - 02
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
341 Main St
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-3015
Grades: PK-5
| 209 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Wall Middle School - 06
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
401 S Blvd W
Wall, SD 57790
(605) 279-2156
Grades: 6-8
| 72 students
Rank: #1212.
South Canyon Elementary - 15
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
218 Nordbye Ln
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1801
Grades: K-5
| 224 students
Rank: #1313.
Wall High School - 01
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
401 S Blvd W
Wall, SD 57790
(605) 279-2156
Grades: 9-12
| 86 students
Rank: #1414.
Patriot Elementary -06
Math: 54% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
421 Don Williams Dr
Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-0080
Grades: K-3
| 869 students
Rank: #1515.
West Middle School - 37
Math: 52% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1003 Soo San Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4033
Grades: 6-8
| 599 students
Rank: #1616.
Vandenberg Elementary - 02
Math: 51% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
561 Briggs St
Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-0060
Grades: 4-5
| 448 students
Rank: #1717.
Hill City Middle School - 04
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
341 Main St
Hill City, SD 57745
(605) 574-3025
Grades: 6-8
| 110 students
Rank: #1818.
New Underwood High School - 01
Math: 21-39% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
300 E Ash St
New Underwood, SD 57761
(605) 754-6485
Grades: 9-12
| 95 students
Rank: #1919.
New Underwood Jr. High - 04
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 E Ash St
New Underwood, SD 57761
(605) 754-6485
Grades: 6-8
| 63 students
Rank: #2020.
Central High School - 41
Math: 40% | Reading: 59%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
433 Mt Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4023
Grades: 9-12
| 1,897 students
Rank: #2121.
Grandview Elementary - 06
Math: 48% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
3301 Grandview Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1829
Grades: K-5
| 359 students
Rank: #2222.
Douglas Middle School - 01
Math: 42% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
691 Tower Rd
Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-0050
Grades: 6-8
| 662 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
| 333 students
Rank: #2424.
Rapid Valley Elementary - 12
Math: 40% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2601 Covington St
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 393-2221
Grades: PK-5
| 517 students
Rank: #2525.
Valley View Elementary - 13
Math: 42% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
4840 Homestead St
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 393-2812
Grades: K-5
| 555 students
Rank: #2626.
South Park Elementary - 16
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
207 Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1833
Grades: K-5
| 272 students
Rank: #2727.
Canyon Lake Elementary - 04
Math: 35-39% | Reading: 35-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Evergreen Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1817
Grades: PK-5
| 372 students
Rank: #2828.
East Middle School - 30
Math: 36% | Reading: 41%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
(4)
4860 Homestead St
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 394-4092
Grades: 6-8
| 651 students
Rank: #2929.
Robbinsdale Elementary - 14
Math: 36% | Reading: 32%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
424 E Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1825
Grades: PK-5
| 382 students
Rank: #3030.
South Middle School - 36
Math: 20% | Reading: 36%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
2 Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4024
Grades: 6-8
| 593 students
Rank: #3131.
General Beadle Elementary - 01
Math: 21% | Reading: 31%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Van Buren St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1841
Grades: PK-5
| 442 students
Rank: #3232.
Horace Mann Elementary - 07
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
902 Anamosa St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1847
Grades: K-5
| 265 students
Rank: #3333.
Knollwood Heights Elementary - 08
Math: 20% | Reading: 26%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 Downing St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1851
Grades: K-5
| 297 students
Rank: #3434.
North Middle School - 35
Math: 18% | Reading: 28%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 N Maple St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4042
Grades: 6-8
| 531 students
Rank: #3535.
Rapid City High School - 45
Math: ≤5% | Reading: 25-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Columbus St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 9-12
| 342 students
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Pennington County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
1315 Quincy St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-3553
Grades: 9-10
| 59 students
21 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 9-12
| 62 students
401 Don Williams Dr
Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-0080
Grades: K-1
| 464 students
730 East Watertown
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-6718
Grades: 9-12
| 11 students
420 Patriot Drive
Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-0013
Grades: 9-12
| 703 students
441 Don Williams Dr
Box Elder, SD 57719
(605) 923-0070
Grades: 2-3
| 492 students
Kibben-kuster - 52 (Closed 2014)
Special Education School
3302 West St Cloud St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1813
Grades: PK-12
| 37 students
Po Box 128
New Underwood, SD 57761
(605) 754-6485
Grades: 7-8
| 48 students
21 St Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 6-12
| 1 students

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