South Dakota
Public School Ratings






South Dakota Public Schools

Source & Methodology

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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 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview South Dakota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 146,516
Number Of South Dakota Schools 723
Number Of South Dakota School Districts 173
Spending Per Student $10,638

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

80 60 40 20 0
51%
50%
52%
51%
55%
55%
66%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Reading Proficiency

Math Test

60 50 40 30 20 10 0
55%
49%
41%
44%
47%
47%
43%
    3rd Grade
    4th Grade
    5th Grade
    6th Grade
    7th Grade
    8th Grade
    10th Grade
Math Proficiency

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 72.3% 49.7%
Black 3.2% 15.9%
Hispanic 6.5% 27.3%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.7% 5.6%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 16.2% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 40.2% 47.6%
English Language Learners 4.1% 9.7%
Students With Disabilities 14.8% 14.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

17.5 15 12.5 10 7.5 5 2.5 0
13.6
16.0
    AVG FOR STATE
    AVG FOR NATION

South Dakota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 884,659 328,239,523
Population Density (per sq. mile) 11 92
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 7.0% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 20.4% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 31.8% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 25.0% 26.0%
65 Or Older 15.8% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 342,503 118,338,931
Single Parent Households With Children 9.7% 10.7%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 91.7% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 28.5% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 8.1% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 13.7% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.4% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.5% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 19.6% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 14.1% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 10.6% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $5,463 $800,465,472 51.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $514 $75,339,876 4.8%
Staff $327 $47,934,560 3.1%
General Administration $307 $44,922,565 2.9%
School Administration $452 $66,276,880 4.3%
Operation $972 $142,430,355 9.1%
Transportation $333 $48,831,440 3.1%
Other $348 $51,028,713 3.3%
Total Support $3,254 $476,819,486 30.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $1,920 $281,345,176 18.1%
Total Expenditures $10,638 $1,558,606,303 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,838 $346,122,956,267 50.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $679 $34,352,975,349 5.0%
Staff $546 $27,656,793,506 4.0%
General Administration $224 $11,359,077,651 1.7%
School Administration $657 $33,237,901,128 4.9%
Operation $1,054 $53,333,273,914 7.8%
Transportation $473 $23,948,272,674 3.5%
Other $420 $21,254,923,139 3.1%
Total Support $4,053 $205,142,872,671 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,612 $132,190,575,207 19.3%
Total Expenditures $13,503 $683,455,649,655 100.0%