Top 10 Best Public Preschools in South Dakota (2024)

The top ranked public preschools in South Dakota are Lake Preston Elementary - 02, Whitewood Elementary - 04 and Leola Elementary - 02. The cities and towns with the highest concentration of top ranked public preschools 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 Preschools in South Dakota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Lake Preston Elementary - 02
(Math: ≥90% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
300 1st St Ne
Lake Preston, SD 57249
(605) 847-4464
Rank: #22.
Whitewood Elementary - 04
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
603 Garfield St
Whitewood, SD 57793
(605) 269-2264
Rank: #33.
Leola Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: ≥80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: ≥80% (Top 5%)
Grades: PK-5
820 Leola Ave
Leola, SD 57456
(605) 439-3477
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Hanson Elementary - 06
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
230 6th St
Alexandria, SD 57311
(605) 239-4387
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Lennox Elementary - 02
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 80-84% (Top 5%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-4
305 W 5th Ave
Lennox, SD 57039
(605) 647-2203
Rank: #66.
Ethan 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
320 S 2nd St
Ethan, SD 57334
(605) 227-4211
Rank: #77.
Sonia Sotomayor Elementary - 65
(Math: 68% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 68% (Top 10%)
Reading: 74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1510 S Lake Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 367-4655
Rank: #88.
Bridgewater-emery Elementary - 02
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
510 N Main St
Bridgewater, SD 57319
(605) 729-2541
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Faulkton Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
1114 Court St
Faulkton, SD 57438
(605) 598-6266
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Montrose Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 70-79% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
309 S Church Ave
Montrose, SD 57048
(605) 363-5025
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Big Stone City Elementary - 01
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
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: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Oldham-ramona Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-79% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-6
220 W 2nd St
Ramona, SD 57054
(605) 482-8244
Rank: #1313.
Centerville Elementary - 02
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
610 Lincoln St
Centerville, SD 57014
(605) 563-2291
Rank: #1414.
Milbank Elementary - 03
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 70-74% (Top 10%)
Grades: PK-5
507 S 9th St
Milbank, SD 57252
(605) 432-6615
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Canistota Elementary - 02
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
431 4th Ave
Canistota, SD 57012
(605) 296-3458
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Eureka Elementary - 02
(Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 70-79% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-6
805 10th St
Eureka, SD 57437
(605) 284-2875
Rank: #1717.
Corsica-stickney Elementary - 02
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-6
506 Main St
Stickney, SD 57375
(605) 732-4221
Rank: #1818.
Brandon Elementary - 03
(Math: 65% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
Math: 65% (Top 10%)
Reading: 69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-4
501 Holly Blvd
Brandon, SD 57005
(605) 582-6315
Rank: #1919.
Timber Lake Elementary - 02
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 70-74% (Top 5%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
500 Main St
Timber Lake, SD 57656
(605) 865-3654
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Hitchcock-tulare Elementary - 05
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-6
235 Palm St
Hitchcock, SD 57348
(605) 266-2151
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Ipswich Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 65-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
510 2nd Ave
Ipswich, SD 57451
(605) 426-6832
Rank: #20 - 2220. - 22.
Waubay Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
202 W School Rd
Waubay, SD 57273
(605) 947-4529
Rank: #2323.
John Harris Elementary - 23
(Math: 67% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 67% (Top 10%)
Reading: 63% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
3501 E 49th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
(605) 371-4111
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Plankinton Elementary - 02
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-6
404 E Davenport St
Plankinton, SD 57368
(605) 942-7743
Rank: #24 - 2524. - 25.
Webster Area Elementary - 03
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 65-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
102 E Ninth Ave
Webster, SD 57274
(605) 345-4651
Rank: #2626.
Kimball Elementary - 02
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 50-59% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-4
300 S East St
Kimball, SD 57355
(605) 778-6231
Rank: #2727.
Selby Elementary - 02
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 50-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-69% (Top 20%)
Grades: PK-5
108 E Dakota St
Selby, SD 57472
(605) 649-7818
Rank: #2828.
Rf Pettigrew Elementary - 17
(Math: 60% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60% (Top 20%)
Reading: 64% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
7900 W 53rd St
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 362-3560
Rank: #2929.
Groton Area Elementary - 02
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 55-59% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60-64% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
810 N 1st St
Groton, SD 57445
(605) 397-2317
Rank: #3030.
Endeavor Elementary - 07
(Math: 62% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 62% (Top 20%)
Reading: 60% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
2401 W 95th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57108
(605) 743-2567
Rank: #3131.
Hamlin Elementary - 09
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-64% (Top 20%)
Reading: 55-59% (Top 30%)
Grades: PK-5
44577 188th St
Hayti, SD 57241
(605) 783-3631
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Hoven Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 50-59% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-6
551 S Main St
Hoven, SD 57450
(605) 948-2252
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Kadoka Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 50-59% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-5
800 Bayberry St
Kadoka, SD 57543
(605) 837-2173
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Mount Vernon Elementary - 02
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 50-59% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-5
500 N Main
Mount Vernon, SD 57363
(605) 236-5237
Rank: #32 - 3632. - 36.
Sanborn Central Elementary - 06
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
Math: 60-69% (Top 10%)
Reading: 50-59% (Top 50%)
Grades: PK-5
40405 Sd Hwy 34
Artesian, SD 57314
(605) 495-4183
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