Top 10 Best Public High Schools in South Dakota (2024)

The top ranked public high schools in South Dakota are Brandon Valley High School - 01, Ethan High School - 01 and Howard High School - 01. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public high schools are Warner, Ethan and Arlington.
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 51%.

Top Ranked Public High Schools in South Dakota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Brandon Valley High School - 01
(Math: 72% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 72% (Top 5%)
Reading: 82% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
301 S Splitrock Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-3211
Rank: #22.
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: #3 - 43. - 4.
Howard High School - 01
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
500 N Section Line
Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-5515
Rank: #3 - 43. - 4.
Ipswich High School - 01
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
510 2nd Ave
Ipswich, SD 57451
(605) 426-6571
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Arlington High School - 01
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
306 S Main St
Arlington, SD 57212
(605) 983-5598
Rank: #5 - 65. - 6.
Warner High School - 01
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Dell Rapids High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
1216 N Garfield Ave
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
(605) 428-5473
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
Groton Area High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
502 N 2nd St
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-8381
Rank: #9 - 129. - 12.
Chester High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
102 2nd Ave
Chester, SD 57016
(605) 489-2411
Rank: #9 - 129. - 12.
Deubrook High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
100 School Ave
White, SD 57276
(605) 629-1114
Rank: #9 - 129. - 12.
Hanson High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
230 6th St
Alexandria, SD 57311
(605) 239-4387
Rank: #9 - 129. - 12.
Webster Area High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
102 E Ninth Ave
Webster, SD 57274
(605) 345-3548
Rank: #1313.
T F Riggs High School - 01
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 55-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
1010 E Broadway Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 773-7350
Rank: #1414.
Tri-valley High School - 01
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 50-54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
46450 252nd St
Colton, SD 57018
(605) 446-3538
Rank: #1515.
Lincoln High School - 02
(Math: 52% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 52% (Top 30%)
Reading: 76% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
2900 S Cliff Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 367-7990
Rank: #1616.
Dakota Valley High School - 01
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
1150 Northshore Dr
North Sioux City, SD 57049
(605) 422-3820
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Elk Point-jefferson High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
402 S Douglas St
Elk Point, SD 57025
(605) 356-5901
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Parkston High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
102a S Chapman Dr
Parkston, SD 57366
(605) 928-3368
Rank: #17 - 1917. - 19.
Sioux Valley High School - 01
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
200 Hansina Ave
Volga, SD 57071
(605) 627-5657
Rank: #2020.
Spearfish High School - 01
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
1725 N Main
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 717-1212
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Burke High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
900 Washington St
Burke, SD 57523
(605) 775-2645
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Faith High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
206 W 5th St
Faith, SD 57626
(605) 967-2152
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Kadoka Area High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
800 Bayberry St
Kadoka, SD 57543
(605) 837-2172
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Northwestern High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
221 3rd St
Mellette, SD 57461
(605) 887-3467
Rank: #21 - 2521. - 25.
Timber Lake High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
500 Main St
Timber Lake, SD 57656
(605) 865-3654
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Canistota High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
431 4th Ave
Canistota, SD 57012
(605) 296-3458
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Colman-egan High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
200 S Loban Ave
Colman, SD 57017
(605) 534-3534
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
De Smet High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
405 3rd St Sw
De Smet, SD 57231
(605) 854-3423
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Florence High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
515 Main Ave
Florence, SD 57235
(605) 758-2412
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Kimball High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
300 S East St
Kimball, SD 57355
(605) 778-6232
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Mount Vernon High School- 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
500 N Main
Mount Vernon, SD 57363
(605) 236-5237
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
New Underwood High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
300 E Ash St
New Underwood, SD 57761
(605) 754-6485
Rank: #26 - 3326. - 33.
Rosholt High School - 01
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 9-12
202 Finley Ave
Rosholt, SD 57260
(605) 537-4278
Rank: #3434.
Stevens High School - 42
(Math: 46% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 46% (Bottom 50%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: 9-12
4215 Raider Rd
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-4051
Rank: #3535.
Britton-hecla High School - 01
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-49% (Bottom 50%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 9-12
759 5th St
Britton, SD 57430
(605) 448-2234
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