Top 10 Best Public Schools in South Dakota (2023-24)

The top ranked public schools in South Dakota are listed below (2023-24).
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 43%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 52%.
The top ranked public schools in South Dakota are Challenge Center - 51, Warner Elementary - 02 and Valley Springs Elementary - 04. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public schools are Ipswich, Tea and Faulkton.

Top Ranked Public Schools in South Dakota (2023-24)

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: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Rank: #33.
Valley Springs Elementary - 04
Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
301 Valley Dr
Valley Springs, SD 57068
(605) 757-6285
Rank: #44.
Tabor Elementary - 05
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
227 N Lidice St
Tabor, SD 57063
(605) 463-2271
Rank: #55.
Dell Rapids Elementary - 02
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-4
309 W 15th St
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
(605) 428-5473
Rank: #66.
Warner Middle School - 03
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
Arlington Jr. High - 03
Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 7-8
306 S Main St
Arlington, SD 57212
(605) 983-5598
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
Avon High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
210 Pine St
Avon, SD 57315
(605) 286-3291
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
Cedar Grove Colony Elementary - 14
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
36926 266th St
Platte, SD 57369
(605) 337-2468
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
Ethan High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
320 S 2nd St
Ethan, SD 57334
(605) 227-4211
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
Faulkton High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
1114 Court St
Faulkton, SD 57438
(605) 598-6266
Rank: #7 - 127. - 12.
Thunderbird Colony Elementary - 10
Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-8
15185 346th Ave
Faulkton, SD 57438
(605) 598-6266
Rank: #1313.
Eureka Elementary - 02
Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-6
805 10th St
Eureka, SD 57437
(605) 284-2875
Rank: #1414.
Arlington Elementary - 02
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-6
306 S Main St
Arlington, SD 57212
(605) 983-5741
Rank: #1515.
Endeavor Elementary - 07
Math: 77% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
2401 W 95th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 743-2567
Rank: #1616.
Faulkton Elementary - 02
Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1114 Court St
Faulkton, SD 57438
(605) 598-6266
Rank: #1717.
Brandon Valley High School - 01
Math: 67% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 67% (Top 10%)
Reading: 84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
301 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-3211
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
C C Lee Elementary - 05
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
1900 N State St
Aberdeen, SD 57401
(605) 725-7500
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Corsica-stickney 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
506 Main St
Stickney, SD 57375
(605) 732-4221
Rank: #2020.
All City Elementary - 50
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
2511 W Brookings St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
(605) 367-6120
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Big Stone City Elementary - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
655 Walnut St
Big Stone City, SD 57216
(605) 862-8108
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Bridgewater-emery High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
130 N 6th St
Emery, SD 57332
(605) 449-4271
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Hillside Colony Elementary - 04
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-8
18248 Hillside Ln
Doland, SD 57436
(605) 635-5302
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Hoven Elementary - 02
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-6
551 S Main St
Hoven, SD 57450
(605) 948-2252
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Howard High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
500 N Section Line
Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-5515
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Ipswich High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
510 2nd Ave
Ipswich, SD 57451
(605) 426-6571
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Leola Elementary - 02
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
820 Leola Ave
Leola, SD 57456
(605) 439-3477
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Montrose High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
309 S Church Ave
Montrose, SD 57048
(605) 363-5025
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Pembrook Colony Elementary - 06
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-8
35955 139th St
Ipswich, SD 57451
(605) 426-6832
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Philip High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
330 Scottie Ave
Philip, SD 57567
(605) 859-2680
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Sanborn Central Middle School - 02
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
40405 Sd Hwy 34
Artesian, SD 57314
(605) 495-4183
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Springfield Elementary - 03
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-5
1008 Walnut St
Springfield, SD 57062
(605) 369-2282
Rank: #21 - 3321. - 33.
Woonsocket High School - 01
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
101 N 2nd Ave
Woonsocket, SD 57385
(605) 796-4431
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Gettysburg Elementary - 02
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
100 E King Ave
Gettysburg, SD 57442
(605) 765-2438
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Herreid Elementary - 02
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: K-5
302 Main St N
Herreid, SD 57632
(605) 437-2263
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