Top 3 Best Salem Public Schools (2023)

For the 2023 school year, there are 4 public schools serving 424 students in Salem, SD (there are 1 private school, serving 75 private students). 85% of all K-12 students in Salem, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).
The top ranked public schools in Salem, SD are Mccook Central Middle School - 03, Goldenview Colony School - 04 and Mccook Central High School - 01. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Salem, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 43%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 52% statewide average). Schools in Salem have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

Best Salem, SD Public Schools (2023)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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
| 104 students
Rank: #22.
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: #33.
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
| 120 students
Rank: #44.
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
| 173 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Salem, SD?
How many public schools are located in Salem, SD?

4 public schools are located in Salem, SD.

What percentage of students in Salem, SD go to public school?

85% of all K-12 students in Salem, SD are educated in public schools (compared to the SD state average of 91%).

What is the racial composition of students in Salem, SD?

Salem, SD minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the South Dakota public school average of 31% (majority American Indian).

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