Top 10 Best Rapid City Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 29 public schools serving 12,455 students in Rapid City, SD (there are 10 private schools, serving 1,762 private students). 88% of all K-12 students in Rapid City, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Rapid City, SD are Pinedale Elementary - 11, Southwest Middle School - 38 and Corral Drive Elementary - 21. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Rapid City, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 37% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Rapid City have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best Public Schools in Rapid City, SD (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Pinedale Elementary - 11
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4901 W Chicago St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1805
Grades: K-5
| 366 students
Rank: #22.
Southwest Middle School - 38
(Math: 59% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4501 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-6792
Grades: 6-8
| 647 students
Rank: #33.
Corral Drive Elementary - 21
(Math: 66% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3736 Corral Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-6789
Grades: K-5
| 483 students
Rank: #44.
Meadowbrook Elementary - 10
(Math: 56% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3125 W Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1821
Grades: K-5
| 462 students
Rank: #55.
Stevens High School - 42
(Math: 46% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4215 Raider Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4051
Grades: 9-12
| 1,726 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Rapid City Online High School - 92
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
625 9th St Ste 208
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 9-12
| 43 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Rapid City Online Middle School - 93
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
625 9th St Ste 208
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4067
Grades: 6-8
| 16 students
Rank: #88.
Rapid City Online Elementary - 94
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
625 9th St Ste 208
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1851
Grades: K-5
| 22 students
Rank: #99.
West Middle School - 37
(Math: 43% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1003 Soo San Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4033
Grades: 6-8
| 601 students
Rank: #1010.
Central High School - 41
(Math: 27% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
433 Mt Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4023
Grades: 9-12
| 1,844 students
Rank: #1111.
South Canyon Elementary - 15
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
218 Nordbye Ln
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1801
Grades: K-5
| 221 students
Rank: #1212.
Rapid Valley Elementary - 12
(Math: 42% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2601 Covington St
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 393-2221
Grades: PK-5
| 495 students
Rank: #1313.
Grandview Elementary - 06
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
3301 Grandview Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1829
Grades: K-5
| 396 students
Rank: #1414.
Woodrow Wilson Elementary - 17
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
827 Franklin St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1837
Grades: K-5
| 312 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
East Middle School - 30
(Math: 32% | Reading: 41%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4860 Homestead St
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 394-4092
Grades: 6-8
| 596 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Valley View Elementary - 13
(Math: 36% | Reading: 34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
4840 Homestead St
Rapid City, SD 57703
(605) 393-2812
Grades: K-5
| 537 students
Rank: #1717.
Canyon Lake Elementary - 04
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1500 Evergreen Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1817
Grades: PK-5
| 381 students
Rank: #1818.
South Middle School - 36
(Math: 24% | Reading: 37%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
2 Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4024
Grades: 6-8
| 596 students
Rank: #1919.
South Park Elementary - 16
(Math: 20-24% | Reading: 35-39%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
207 Flormann St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1833
Grades: K-5
| 297 students
Rank: #2020.
Robbinsdale Elementary - 14
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 25-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
424 E Indiana St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1825
Grades: PK-5
| 365 students
Rank: #2121.
North Middle School - 35
(Math: 16% | Reading: 25%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1501 N Maple St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4042
Grades: 6-8
| 525 students
Rank: #2222.
General Beadle Elementary - 01
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
10 Van Buren St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1841
Grades: PK-5
| 436 students
Rank: #2323.
Rapid City High School - 45
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
601 Columbus St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 9-12
| 372 students
Rank: #2424.
Jefferson Building - 64
Special Education School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49% )
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
21 St Joseph St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1813
Grades: PK-12
| 33 students
Rank: #2525.
Knollwood Heights Elementary - 08
(Math: 15-19% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
1701 Downing St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1851
Grades: K-5
| 369 students
Rank: #2626.
Horace Mann Elementary - 07
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
902 Anamosa St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1847
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: n/an/a
1500 Evergreen Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1817
Grades: K
| 14 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lincoln Building - 44
Special Education School
851 West St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-1813
Grades: 12
| 30 students
Rank: n/an/a
Wellfully - 65
Alternative School
22 Waterloo St
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 1-12
| 9 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Rapid City, South Dakota

Rapid City, South Dakota 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
730 East Watertown
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-6718
Grades: 9-12
| 11 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
21 St Joseph Street
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 6-12
| 1 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Rapid City, SD?
The top ranked public schools in Rapid City, SD include Pinedale Elementary - 11, Southwest Middle School - 38 and Corral Drive Elementary - 21.
How many public schools are located in Rapid City, SD?
29 public schools are located in Rapid City, SD.
What percentage of students in Rapid City, SD go to public school?
88% of all K-12 students in Rapid City, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
What is the racial composition of students in Rapid City, SD?
Rapid City, SD public schools minority enrollment is 40% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public schools average of 31% (majority American Indian).

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