Top 10 Best Public Schools in South Dakota (2022)

The top ranked public schools in South Dakota state are listed below (2022).
A school's overall testing rank is based on a it's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. The average percentage of students achieving math proficiency in South Dakota is 46%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 54%.
The top ranked public schools in South Dakota are Challenge Center - 51, Warner Elementary - 02 and Canistota Elementary - 02. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Groton, Brandon and Platte.

Top Ranked Public Schools in South Dakota (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Challenge Center - 51
Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-5
3101 S 4th Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 367-6170
Rank: #22.
Warner Elementary - 02
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 85-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Rank: #33.
Canistota Elementary - 02
Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
431 4th Ave
Canistota, SD 57012
(605) 296-3458
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Gettysburg Junior High - 03
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 7-8
100 E King Ave
Gettysburg, SD 57442
(605) 765-2436
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Valley Springs Elementary - 04
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
301 Valley Dr
Valley Springs, SD 57068
(605) 757-6285
Rank: #66.
Dell Rapids Elementary - 02
Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
309 W 15th St
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
(605) 428-5473
Rank: #77.
Hamlin High School - 01
Math: 70-79% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
44577 188th St
Hayti, SD 57241
(605) 783-3644
Rank: #88.
Hanson Elementary - 06
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
230 6th St
Alexandria, SD 57311
(605) 239-4387
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Arlington Elementary - 02
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-6
306 S Main St
Arlington, SD 57212
(605) 983-5741
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Webster Area Elementary - 03
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
102 East Ninth Ave
Webster, SD 57274
(605) 345-4651
Rank: #11 - 1711. - 17.
Arlington High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
306 S Main St
Arlington, SD 57212
(605) 983-5598
Rank: #11 - 1711. - 17.
Big Stone City Middle School - 03
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
655 Walnut St
Big Stone City, SD 57216
(605) 862-8108
Rank: #11 - 1711. - 17.
Cedar Grove Colony Elementary - 14
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
36926 266th St
Platte, SD 57369
(605) 337-2468
Rank: #11 - 1711. - 17.
Chester High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Rank: #11 - 1711. - 17.
Ethan High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
320 S 2nd St
Ethan, SD 57334
(605) 227-4211
Rank: #11 - 1711. - 17.
Frederick Junior High - 03
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 7-8
202 E Main St
Frederick, SD 57441
(605) 329-2145
Rank: #11 - 1711. - 17.
Freeman High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1001 S Wipf St
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4214
Rank: #1818.
Kimball Elementary - 02
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-4
300 S East St
Kimball, SD 57355
(605) 778-6231
Rank: #1919.
Timber Lake Middle School - 03
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
500 Main St
Timber Lake, SD 57656
(605) 865-3654
Rank: #2020.
Pinedale Elementary - 11
Math: 74% | Reading: 76%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 76% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
4901 W Chicago St
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-1805
Rank: #2121.
Robert Bennis Elementary - 05
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-4
2001 S Sioux Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-8010
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Endeavor Elementary - 07
Math: 76% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(1)
Math: 76% (Top 5%)
Reading: 72% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
2401 W 95th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 743-2567
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Groton Area High School - 01
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
406 N 2nd Street
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-8381
Rank: #2424.
Corral Drive Elementary - 21
Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
(2)
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
4503 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57701
(605) 394-6789
Rank: #25 - 2825. - 28.
All City Elementary - 50
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
2511 W Brookings St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-6120
Rank: #25 - 2825. - 28.
Fred Assam Elementary - 06
Math: 72% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 72% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-4
7700 E Willowwood St
Sioux Falls, SD 57110
(605) 582-1500
Rank: #25 - 2825. - 28.
Ipswich Elementary - 02
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
510 2nd Ave
Ipswich, SD 57451
(605) 426-6832
Rank: #25 - 2825. - 28.
Parkston Elementary - 02
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-6
102c S Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Rank: #2929.
Tea Area Legacy Elementary - 01
Math: 71% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 71% (Top 5%)
Reading: 74% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-4
500 W Charish St
Tea, SD 57064
(605) 498-2700
Rank: #3030.
Brandon Elementary - 03
Math: 70% | Reading: 73%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70% (Top 5%)
Reading: 73% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-4
501 Holly Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-6315
Rank: #3131.
Platte - Geddes Elementary - 02
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-6
401 S Iowa Av
Platte, SD 57369
(605) 337-2468
Rank: #3232.
Brandon Valley High School - 01
Math: 62% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 62% (Top 20%)
Reading: 82% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
301 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-3211
Rank: #3333.
Stevens High School - 42
Math: 61% | Reading: 86%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 61% (Top 20%)
Reading: 86% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
4215 Raider Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4051
Rank: #34 - 4434. - 44.
Faith Junior High - 06
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-8
206 W 5th St
Faith, SD 57626
(605) 967-2152
Rank: #34 - 4434. - 44.
Gettysburg High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
100 E King Ave
Gettysburg, SD 57442
(605) 765-2436
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