Top 5 Best Rapid City Public High Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 7 public high schools serving 4,057 students in Rapid City, SD.
The top ranked public high schools in Rapid City, SD are Stevens High School - 42, Central High School - 41 and Jefferson Building - 64. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Rapid City, SD public high schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the South Dakota public high school average of 42%), and reading proficiency score of 71% (versus the 65% statewide average). High schools in Rapid City have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public high schools.
Rapid City, SD public high school have a Graduation Rate of 71%, which is less than the South Dakota average of 80%.
The school with highest graduation rate is Stevens High School - 42, with 86% graduation rate. Read more about public school graduation rate statistics in South Dakota or national school graduation rate statistics.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public high school average of 32% (majority American Indian).

Best Public High Schools in Rapid City, SD (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Stevens High School - 42
(Math: 56% | Reading: 86%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4215 Raider Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4051
Grades: 9-12
| 1,726 students
Rank: #22.
Central High School - 41
(Math: 35% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
433 Mt Rushmore Rd
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4023
Grades: 9-12
| 1,844 students
Rank: #33.
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: #44.
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: 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
625 9th St Ste 208
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-4048
Grades: 9-12
| 43 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 high schools in Rapid City, SD?
The top ranked public high schools in Rapid City, SD include Stevens High School - 42, Central High School - 41 and Jefferson Building - 64.
How many public high schools are located in Rapid City, SD?
7 public high schools are located in Rapid City, SD.
What is the racial composition of students in Rapid City, SD?
Rapid City, SD public high schools minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is more than the South Dakota public high schools average of 32% (majority American Indian).

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