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Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview South Dakota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 132,699
Number Of South Dakota Schools 718
Number Of South Dakota School Districts 176
Spending Per Student $10,148

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 52.5650669825031
4th Grade 51.1038738879782
5th Grade 51.2558672113423
7th Grade 53.3035599861829
8th Grade 53.8346465527606
11th Grade 62.0253012847962
12th Grade 24.1306845330687

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 55.3783997739576
4th Grade 49.4148843752032
5th Grade 39.4022658879485
7th Grade 44.1105697276194
8th Grade 43.5499337723871
11th Grade 39.9484700585736
12th Grade 8.15955869488596

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 78.5% 52.0%
Black 2.9% 16.2%
Hispanic 5.0% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.8% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 11.8% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 38.8% 50.9%
English Language Learners 3.5% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 14.8% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.87
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

South Dakota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 858,469 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 11 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.1% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 20.4% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 31.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.0% 26.3%
65 Or Older 14.9% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 330,858 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.3% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.9% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 27.0% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.3% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.3% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.8% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.1% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.2% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 11.7% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,147 $682,998,639 50.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $435 $57,684,329 4.3%
Staff $329 $43,671,982 3.2%
General Administration $292 $38,738,414 2.9%
School Administration $427 $56,723,194 4.2%
Operation $955 $126,765,092 9.4%
Transportation $327 $43,421,279 3.2%
Other $303 $40,238,062 3.0%
Total Support $3,069 $407,266,635 30.2%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,932 $256,336,870 19.0%
Total Expenditures $10,148 $1,346,573,504 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%