We reviewed 21,035 U.S. public high schools; 38 South Dakota schools made our rankings. View Rankings
Along with state math and science assessments, South Dakota high school students must take a writing test through the WriteToLearn program. Seniors in South Dakota are encouraged to complete a capstone experience through an internship or community service. South Dakota also hosts programs aimed at increasing the educational success of American Indian students, according to the South Dakota Department of Education.
Among the South Dakota schools listed in the U.S. News Best High Schools 2013 rankings, eight earned silver medals and 30 received bronze medals. One of the state's top-ranked high schools, Roosevelt High School in the Sioux Falls School District, is about a four-hour drive from the South Dakota capital of Pierre.
Top Ranked SD Schools
To be eligible for a state ranking, a school must be awarded a national gold or silver medal.#1
6600 WEST 41ST ST, SIOUX FALLS, SD 57106#2
1200 44TH ST, RAPID CITY, SD 57702#3
1300 WEST WILLOW ST, HARRISBURG, SD 57032#4
401 SOUTH BLVD WEST, WALL, SD 57790#5
301 SOUTH SPLITROCK BLVD, BRANDON, SD 57005#6
530 ELM AVE, BROOKINGS, SD 57006#7
623 EAST 4TH ST, MILLER, SD 57362#8
320 SOUTH 2ND ST, ETHAN, SD 57334
Other Notable SD Schools
These schools were awarded a national bronze medal. They are listed alphabetically.
306 SOUTH MAIN, ARLINGTON, SD 57212
210 PINE ST, AVON, SD 57315
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SD by the Numbers
Districts 149 High Schools 169 Full-Time Teachers 2,657 Students Enrolled 37,181
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The Sioux Falls School District supports seven high schools that serve 6,457 students.
There are four high schools among the Rapid City Area Schools, serving 3,716 students.
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