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

The top ranked public middle schools in South Dakota are Warner Middle School - 03, Arlington Jr.
High - 03 and Ethan Jr. High - 03. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public middle 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 Middle Schools in South Dakota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Warner Middle School - 03
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 75-79% (Top 5%)
Grades: 6-8
110 1st Ave Sw
Warner, SD 57479
(605) 225-6194
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Arlington Jr. High - 03
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 7-8
306 S Main St
Arlington, SD 57212
(605) 983-5598
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Ethan Jr. High - 03
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: 7-8
320 S 2nd St
Ethan, SD 57334
(605) 227-4211
Rank: #44.
Cedar Grove Colony Elementary - 14
(Math: ≥80% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-8
36926 266th St
Platte, SD 57369
(605) 337-2468
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
Big Stone City Middle School - 03
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
655 Walnut St
Big Stone City, SD 57216
(605) 862-8108
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
Frederick Jr. High - 03
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-8
202 E Main St
Frederick, SD 57441
(605) 329-2145
Rank: #5 - 75. - 7.
Lakeview Colony Elementary - 05
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-8
28748 386th Ave
Lake Andes, SD 57356
(605) 487-7655
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Groton Area Middle School - 04
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
502 N 2nd St
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-8381
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Hanson Middle School - 02
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: 6-8
230 6th St
Alexandria, SD 57311
(605) 239-4387
Rank: #1010.
Faulkton Middle School - 08
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
1114 Court St
Faulkton, SD 57438
(605) 598-6266
Rank: #1111.
Brandon Valley Middle School - 02
(Math: 57% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 57% (Top 20%)
Reading: 72% (Top 10%)
Grades: 7-8
700 Holly Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-3214
Rank: #1212.
Southwest Middle School - 38
(Math: 59% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
4501 Park Dr
Rapid City, SD 57702
(605) 394-6792
Rank: #1313.
Howard Jr. High - 05
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-8
500 N Section Line
Howard, SD 57349
(605) 772-5515
Rank: #1414.
Bon Homme Middle School - 02
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
1404 Fir St
Tyndall, SD 57066
(605) 589-3387
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Dell Rapids Middle School - 03
(Math: 62% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 62% (Top 20%)
Reading: 62% (Top 30%)
Grades: 5-8
1216 N Garfield Ave
Dell Rapids, SD 57022
(605) 428-5473
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Platte - Geddes Jr. High - 03
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
400 Illinois Ave
Platte, SD 57369
(605) 337-3391
Rank: #1717.
Jones County Middle School - 04
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 50-59% (Top 50%)
Grades: 5-8
404 Jackson Ave
Murdo, SD 57559
(605) 669-2258
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Harding County Middle School - 03
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
12474 Tipperary St
Buffalo, SD 57720
(605) 375-3241
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Kadoka Middle School - 03
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 6-8
800 Bayberry St
Kadoka, SD 57543
(605) 837-2174
Rank: #18 - 2018. - 20.
Wessington Springs Jr. High - 04
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-8
302 Dakota Ave N
Wessington Springs, SD 57382
(605) 539-9391
Rank: #2121.
Lennox Jr. High - 08
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 55-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: 7-8
1201 S Main St
Lennox, SD 57039
(605) 647-2203
Rank: #2222.
Gettysburg Middle School - 03
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 50-59% (Top 50%)
Grades: 6-8
100 E King Ave
Gettysburg, SD 57442
(605) 765-2436
Rank: #2323.
Patrick Henry Middle School - 07
(Math: 54% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 63% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
2200 S 5th Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 367-7639
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Baltic Middle School - 03
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
1 Bulldog Ave
Baltic, SD 57003
(605) 529-5461
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Centerville Middle School - 03
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
610 Lincoln St
Centerville, SD 57014
(605) 563-2291
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Deubrook Jr. High - 02
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: 7-8
100 School Ave
White, SD 57276
(605) 629-1114
Rank: #24 - 2724. - 27.
Ipswich Middle School - 04
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-54% (Top 30%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
510 2nd Ave
Ipswich, SD 57451
(605) 426-6571
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Kimball Middle School - 04
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 50-54% (Top 50%)
Grades: 5-8
300 S East St
Kimball, SD 57355
(605) 778-6231
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Parker Jr. High - 03
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 50-54% (Top 50%)
Grades: 7-8
335 W 1st St
Parker, SD 57053
(605) 297-3456
Rank: #3030.
Sully Buttes Middle School - 06
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 50-59% (Top 50%)
Grades: 6-8
500 8th St
Onida, SD 57564
(605) 258-2618
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Glendale Colony Elementary - 04
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-8
17866 Glendale Dr
Tulare, SD 57476
(605) 266-2151
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Oldham-ramona Jr. High - 03
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: 7-8
220 W 2nd St
Ramona, SD 57054
(605) 482-8244
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Wolf Creek Colony Elementary - 04
(Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 40-59% (Top 50%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: K-8
42906 Colony Rd
Freeman, SD 57029
(605) 925-4216
Rank: #3434.
Mitchell Middle School - 02
(Math: 50% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 50% (Top 30%)
Reading: 59% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
800 W 10th Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301
(605) 995-3051
Rank: #3535.
Memorial Middle School - 04
(Math: 50% | Reading: 58%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
Math: 50% (Top 30%)
Reading: 58% (Top 30%)
Grades: 6-8
1401 S Sertoma Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 362-2785
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