Top 10 Best Sioux Falls Public Schools (2021)

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For the 2021 school year, there are 53 public schools serving 27,427 students in Sioux Falls, SD. Sioux Falls has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in South Dakota.
The top ranked public schools in Sioux Falls, SD are Challenge Center - 51, Fred Assam Elementary - 06 and Endeavor Elementary - 07. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Sioux Falls, SD public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the South Dakota public school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 54% statewide average). Schools in Sioux Falls have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of South Dakota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the South Dakota public school average of 30% (majority American Indian).

Top Sioux Falls, SD Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Challenge Center - 51 Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    3101 S 4th Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-6170

    Grades: 2-5 | 156 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Fred Assam Elementary - 06 Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    7700 E Willowwood St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57110
    (605) 582-1500

    Grades: K-4 | 484 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Endeavor Elementary - 07 Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2401 W 95th St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 743-2567

    Grades: K-5 | 521 students
  • Rank: #44.
    All City Elementary - 50 Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2511 W Brookings St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    (605) 367-6120

    Grades: K-5 | 148 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Sonia Sotomayor Elementary - 65 Vocational School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1510 S Lake Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-4655

    Grades: PK-5 | 645 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Memorial Middle School - 04 Math: 57% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1401 S Sertoma Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-2785

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,364 student
  • Rank: #77.
    Edison Middle School - 06 Math: 56% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2101 S West Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-7643

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,047 student
  • Rank: #88.
    Harvey Dunn Elementary - 54 Math: 64% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2400 S Bahnson Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103
    (605) 371-4120

    Grades: PK-5 | 745 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Journey Elementary - 05 Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    6801 S Grange Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 743-2567

    Grades: K-5 | 399 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Explorer Elementary - 04 Math: 57% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4010 W 82nd St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 743-2567

    Grades: PK-5 | 443 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    John F. Kennedy Elementary - 57 Math: 62% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4501 S Holbrook Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-2784

    Grades: K-5 | 620 students
  • Rank: #11-1211.- 12.
    Rf Pettigrew Elementary - 17 Math: 62% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7900 W 53rd St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-3560

    Grades: PK-5 | 970 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    John Harris Elementary - 23 Math: 61% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    3501 E 49th St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103
    (605) 371-4111

    Grades: PK-5 | 688 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Patrick Henry Middle School - 07 Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2200 S 5th Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-7639

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,118 student
  • Rank: #1515.
    Roosevelt High School - 03 Math: 51% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6600 W 41st St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-2860

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,353 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Harrisburg North Middle School - 08 Math: 50% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2201 W 95th St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 743-2567

    Grades: 6-8 | 648 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Oscar Howe Elementary - 58 Math: 53% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2801 Valley View Rd
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-2752

    Grades: K-5 | 579 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Discovery Elementary - 26 Math: 54% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1506 S Discovery Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 362-3530

    Grades: PK-5 | 904 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    New Technology High School - 30 Math: 40-44% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2205 N Career Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57107
    (605) 367-5850

    Grades: 9-12 | 343 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Washington High School - 01 Math: 47% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    501 N Sycamore Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57110
    (605) 367-7970

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,939 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    Lincoln High School - 02 Math: 44% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2900 S Cliff Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-7990

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,006 students
  • Rank: #22-2622.- 26.
    Flex - 45 Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    201 N West Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-4385

    Grades: 6-12 | 36 students
  • Rank: #22-2622.- 26.
    Structured Teaching - 12 Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    201 N West Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    (605) 367-7647

    Grades: 6-12 | 17 students
  • Rank: #22-2622.- 26.
    Success Academy - 39 Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    201 N West Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57106
    (605) 367-4793

    Grades: 6-12 | 17 students
  • Rank: #22-2622.- 26.
    Summit Oaks-day Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    621 E Presentation Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    (605) 367-7647

    Grades: K-12 | 14 students
  • Rank: #22-2622.- 26.
    Summit Oaks-residential Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    621 E Presentation Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57104
    (605) 367-7647

    Grades: K-12 | 17 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Robert Frost Elementary - 18 Math: 47% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3101 S 4th Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-6170

    Grades: PK-5 | 485 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Horizon Elementary - 09 Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5800 S Bahnson Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57108
    (605) 743-2567

    Grades: K-5 | 205 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Laura Wilder Elementary - 31 Math: 45% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2300 S Lyndale Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-4570

    Grades: K-5 | 529 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Eugene Field A+ Elementary - 16 Math: 44% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    501 S Highland Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103
    (605) 367-6160

    Grades: K-5 | 442 students
  • Rank: #30-3130.- 31.
    Susan B. Anthony Elementary - 66 Math: 44% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2000 S Dakota Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57105
    (605) 367-4560

    Grades: K-5 | 536 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Rosa Parks Elementary - 15 Math: 38% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5701 E Red Oak Dr
    Sioux Falls, SD 57710
    (605) 371-4170

    Grades: K-5 | 569 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Whittier Middle School - 08 Math: 30% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    930 E 6th St
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103
    (605) 367-7620

    Grades: 6-8 | 913 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Laura B. Anderson Elementary - 10 Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1600 N Wayland Ave
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103
    (605) 367-6130

    Grades: PK-5 | 375 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Cleveland Elementary - 14 Math: 30% | Reading: 26%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1000 S Edward Dr
    Sioux Falls, SD 57103
    (605) 367-6150

    Grades: PK-5 | 546 students
  • Show 18 more public schools in Sioux Falls, SD (out of 53 total schools)
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