Best High Schools in South Dakota

besthighschoolsU.S. News & World Report recently released rankings of the Best High Schools in the nation and after reviewing more than 31,000 high schools, two South Dakota high schools walked away with silver medals. Congratulations to:

An additional 33 high schools in South Dakota earned bronze medals. This is impressive when considering that 73% of all the high schools assessed did not medal. Details on all South Dakota high schools are available at U.S. News & World Report website.besthighschoolsawards

Other things to note:

  • SD has 121 School Districts
  • SD has 133 High Schools
  • SD has 2,434 Full-Time Teachers
  • SD has 35,117 Students Enrolled

Ranking Criteria:

  • Student performance that is better than statistically expected for the average student in the state – with a focus on reading and math scores.
  • The performance of disadvantaged students compared to their counterparts across the state (needed to perform better than average).
  • College-readiness performance – using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmarks for success, depending on which program was largest at the school.

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