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The top ranked public schools in South Dakota state are listed below (2021).
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 47%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 54%.
The top ranked public schools in South Dakota are Challenge Center - 51, Robert Bennis Elementary - 05 and Dell Rapids Elementary - 02. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Brandon, Ethan and Platte.

Top Ranked Public Schools in South Dakota (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Challenge Center - 51Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 2-53101 S 4th Ave
    Sioux FallsSD 57105
    (605) 367-6170

  • Rank: #22.
    Robert Bennis Elementary - 05Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-42001 S Sioux Blvd
    BrandonSD 57005
    (605) 582-8010

  • Rank: #33.
    Dell Rapids Elementary - 02Math: 75-79% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-4309 W 15th St
    Dell RapidsSD 57022
    (605) 428-5473

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Canistota Elementary - 02Math: 70-79% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 70-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5431 4th Ave
    CanistotaSD 57012
    (605) 296-3458

  • Rank: #4-54.-5.
    Sanborn Central Elementary - 06Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: ≥80% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: ≥80% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-540405 Sd Hwy 34
    ArtesianSD 57314
    (605) 495-4183

  • Rank: #6-96.-9.
    Corsica-stickney Elementary - 02Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-6506 Main St
    StickneySD 57375
    (605) 732-4221

  • Rank: #6-96.-9.
    Fred Assam Elementary - 06Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-47700 E Willowwood St
    Sioux FallsSD 57110
    (605) 582-1500

  • Rank: #6-96.-9.
    Warner Elementary - 02Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-5110 1st Ave Sw
    WarnerSD 57479
    (605) 225-6194

  • Rank: #6-96.-9.
    Webster Area Elementary - 03Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-5102 East Ninth Ave
    WebsterSD 57274
    (605) 345-4651

  • Rank: #10-1610.- 16.
    Big Stone City Middle School - 03Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-79% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-8655 Walnut St
    Big Stone CitySD 57216
    (605) 862-8108

  • Rank: #10-1610.- 16.
    Cedar Grove Colony Elementary - 14Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-79% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-836926 266th St
    PlatteSD 57369
    (605) 337-2468

  • Rank: #10-1610.- 16.
    Ethan High School - 01Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-79% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12320 S 2nd St
    EthanSD 57334
    (605) 227-4211

  • Rank: #10-1610.- 16.
    Freeman High School - 01Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-79% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-121001 S Wipf St
    FreemanSD 57029
    (605) 925-4214

  • Rank: #10-1610.- 16.
    Gettysburg High School - 01Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-79% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12100 E King Ave
    GettysburgSD 57442
    (605) 765-2436

  • Rank: #10-1610.- 16.
    Ipswich High School - 01Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-79% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12510 2nd Ave
    IpswichSD 57451
    (605) 426-6571

  • Rank: #10-1610.- 16.
    Warner High School - 01Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-79% (Top 10%) Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)Math: 60-79% (Top 10%)
    Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12110 1st Ave Sw
    WarnerSD 57479
    (605) 225-6194

  • Rank: #1717.
    Wall Elementary - 02Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: K-5401 S Blvd W
    WallSD 57790
    (605) 279-2156

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Corral Drive Elementary - 21Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 74% (Top 5%) Reading: 75% (Top 10%)Math: 74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 75% (Top 10%)
    Grades: K-54503 Park Dr
    Rapid CitySD 57701
    (605) 394-6789

  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Gettysburg Junior High - 03Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 70-79% (Top 5%) Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 7-8100 E King Ave
    GettysburgSD 57442
    (605) 765-2436

  • Rank: #2020.
    Endeavor Elementary - 07Math: 73% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 73% (Top 5%) Reading: 75% (Top 10%)Math: 73% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 75% (Top 10%)
    Grades: K-52401 W 95th St
    Sioux FallsSD 57108
    (605) 743-2567

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    Groton Area High School - 01Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-69% (Top 10%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12406 N 2nd Street
    GrotonSD 57445
    (605) 397-8381

  • Rank: #21-2221.- 22.
    Platte - Geddes High School - 01Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 60-69% (Top 10%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-12400 Illinois Ave
    PlatteSD 57369
    (605) 337-3391

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Castlewood Elementary - 02Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
    Grades: PK-6310 E Harry St
    CastlewoodSD 57223
    (605) 793-2497

  • Rank: #23-2423.- 24.
    Lincoln Elementary - 05Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 75-79% (Top 1%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)Math: 75-79% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
    Grades: K-41100 13th St Ne
    WatertownSD 57201
    (605) 882-6340

  • Rank: #2525.
    Southwest Middle School - 38Math: 71% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 71% (Top 5%) Reading: 75% (Top 10%)Math: 71% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 75% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 6-84501 Park Dr
    Rapid CitySD 57702
    (605) 394-6792

  • Rank: #2626.
    Brandon Elementary - 03Math: 70% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 70% (Top 10%) Reading: 75% (Top 10%)Math: 70% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 75% (Top 10%)
    Grades: PK-4501 Holly Blvd
    BrandonSD 57005
    (605) 582-6315

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Groton Area Middle School - 04Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 65-69% (Top 10%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 6-8406 N 2nd Street
    GrotonSD 57445
    (605) 397-8381

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Hanson Elementary - 06Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 65-69% (Top 10%) Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
    Grades: PK-5230 6th St
    AlexandriaSD 57311
    (605) 239-4387

  • Rank: #29-3229.- 32.
    All City Elementary - 50Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
    Grades: K-52511 W Brookings St
    Sioux FallsSD 57104
    (605) 367-6120

  • Rank: #29-3229.- 32.
    Centerville Elementary - 02Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
    Grades: PK-5610 Lincoln St
    CentervilleSD 57014
    (605) 563-2291

  • Rank: #29-3229.- 32.
    Chester Middle School - 03Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 6-8102 2nd Ave
    ChesterSD 57016
    (605) 489-2411

  • Rank: #29-3229.- 32.
    Ethan Elementary - 02Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Math: 70-74% (Top 5%) Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
    Grades: PK-6320 S 2nd St
    EthanSD 57334
    (605) 227-4211

  • Rank: #3333.
    Brandon Valley High School - 01Math: 64% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 64% (Top 20%) Reading: 83% (Top 5%)Math: 64% (Top 20%)
    Reading: 83% (Top 5%)
    Grades: 9-12301 S Splitrock Blvd
    BrandonSD 57005
    (605) 582-3211

  • Rank: #3434.
    Brandon Valley Middle School - 02Math: 66% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 66% (Top 10%) Reading: 75% (Top 10%)Math: 66% (Top 10%)
    Reading: 75% (Top 10%)
    Grades: 7-8700 Holly Blvd
    BrandonSD 57005
    (605) 582-3214

  • Rank: #35-3635.- 36.
    Sonia Sotomayor Elementary - 65Vocational School
    Math: 71% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    Math: 71% (Top 5%) Reading: 71% (Top 20%)Math: 71% (Top 5%)
    Reading: 71% (Top 20%)
    Grades: PK-51510 S Lake Ave
    Sioux FallsSD 57105
    (605) 367-4655

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