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Overview

Public Schools Overview South Dakota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 130,890
Number Of South Dakota Schools 707
Number Of South Dakota School Districts 170
Spending Per Student $10,181

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 48.8051951905435
4th Grade 46.4964386220919
5th Grade 49.3081990277912
6th Grade 47.2818551204255
7th Grade 51.8627210834043
8th Grade 49.8695232715722
11th Grade 61.5891104970693
12th Grade 23.1013143254197

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 51.8200397256372
4th Grade 46.3208617306532
5th Grade 37.4761693497222
6th Grade 35.9332397117178
7th Grade 41.1576346735971
8th Grade 40.7976079528441
11th Grade 40.3686970564359
12th Grade 3.57314913196551

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 76.9% 50.9%
Black 2.7% 15.6%
Hispanic 4.5% 24.0%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 1.7% 4.8%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 11.5% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 39.5% 50.9%
English Language Learners 3.3% 8.6%
Students With Disabilities 14.1% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 13.76
AVG FOR NATION 16.11

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% 6.4%
5-19 Years Old 20.5% 20.0%
20-44 Years Old 31.6% 33.6%
45-64 Years Old 26.1% 26.4%
65 Or Older 14.7% 13.7%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 329,130 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 10.2% 11.3%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 90.7% 86.3%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 26.7% 29.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 6.0% 10.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 11.2% 13.1%
$75,000 - $99,999 13.6% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.5% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 21.1% 18.6%
$15,000 - $29,999 16.4% 15.7%
$15,000 or less 12.1% 12.5%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $4,996 $653,986,000 49.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $464 $60,685,000 4.6%
Staff $340 $44,483,000 3.3%
General Administration $291 $38,114,000 2.9%
School Administration $409 $53,585,000 4.0%
Operation $881 $115,358,000 8.7%
Transportation $319 $41,815,000 3.1%
Other $280 $36,597,000 2.7%
Total Support $2,984 $390,637,000 29.3%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,200 $287,969,000 21.6%
Total Expenditures $10,181 $1,332,592,000 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,701 $333,638,169,000 52.1%
Support Expenditures
Student $591 $29,412,404,174 4.6%
Staff $492 $24,492,916,000 3.8%
General Administration $209 $10,424,317,000 1.6%
School Administration $594 $29,556,027,000 4.6%
Operation $1,037 $51,633,785,000 8.1%
Transportation $496 $24,688,412,826 3.9%
Other $387 $19,255,863,000 3.0%
Total Support $3,805 $189,463,725,000 29.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,365 $117,743,383,000 18.4%
Total Expenditures $12,871 $640,845,277,000 100.0%