South Dakota High Schools

There are 303 high schools in South Dakota, made up of 284 public schools and 19 private schools. South Dakota ranks as the 45th state in terms of student enrollment and 43rd in terms of total number of schools. It ranks 19th for the student/teacher ratio and sits 10th for the percentage of students on free or reduced lunches.

Cities in South Dakota

Compare South Dakota High Schools to the Rest of the United States

Number of Schools

Number of Schools in Neighboring States

Number of Schools in Neighboring States
Minnesota 2036
Iowa 1234
Nebraska 985
Montana 583
South Dakota 549
North Dakota 394
Wyoming 296

Number of Schools in South Dakota Compared Nationally

South Dakota is Ranked 43 out of 7

Number of Schools in South Dakota Compared Nationally
California 10775
Texas 8317
Florida 5282
New York 5197
Illinois 4633
Pennsylvania 4344
Ohio 3529
Michigan 3342
New Jersey 3080
North Carolina 2656
Georgia 2574
Wisconsin 2440
Virginia 2436
Washington 2325
Missouri 2295
Indiana 2123
Massachusetts 2100
Minnesota 2036
Arizona 1979
Tennessee 1879
Colorado 1800
Maryland 1799
Alabama 1560
Louisiana 1496
Kentucky 1429
Oklahoma 1389
Oregon 1340
South Carolina 1307
Iowa 1234
Kansas 1190
Connecticut 1185
Nebraska 985
Mississippi 939
Arkansas 894
Utah 854
New Mexico 826
West Virginia 749
Nevada 691
Idaho 662
New Hampshire 606
Maine 590
Montana 583
South Dakota 549
Alaska 484
North Dakota 394
Rhode Island 350
Hawaii 350
Vermont 339
Wyoming 296
Delaware 292
District of Columbia 273

Student Enrollment

Student Enrollment in Neighboring States

Student Enrollment in Neighboring States
Minnesota 633983
Iowa 367821
Nebraska 226063
South Dakota 100038
Montana 97669
North Dakota 70910
Wyoming 62326

Student Enrollment in South Dakota Compared Nationally

South Dakota is Ranked 45 out of 7

Student Enrollment in South Dakota Compared Nationally
California 4536880
Texas 3794070
New York 2208300
Florida 2202340
Illinois 1604820
Pennsylvania 1346260
Georgia 1335570
Ohio 1329770
North Carolina 1170440
Michigan 1105430
New Jersey 1068100
Virginia 961237
Tennessee 791860
Arizona 784551
Indiana 770658
Washington 765322
Massachusetts 738188
Maryland 709592
Wisconsin 704192
Missouri 695529
Colorado 664442
Minnesota 633983
Louisiana 609124
Alabama 592192
South Carolina 575261
Kentucky 534627
Oklahoma 500150
Oregon 420259
Utah 410229
Connecticut 408099
Mississippi 388123
Iowa 367821
Kansas 350856
Arkansas 338099
Nevada 333610
New Mexico 246095
Nebraska 226063
West Virginia 218189
Idaho 203796
Hawaii 158182
New Hampshire 141775
Maine 132231
Rhode Island 109860
Delaware 109581
South Dakota 100038
Alaska 99489
Montana 97669
District of Columbia 72264
North Dakota 70910
Vermont 62816
Wyoming 62326

Student Teacher Ratio

Student Teacher Ratio in Neighboring States

Student Teacher Ratio in Neighboring States
Wyoming 6.90999
North Dakota 12.1896
Montana 13.3918
Nebraska 13.7633
South Dakota 13.7995
Iowa 14.0351
Minnesota 14.809

Student Teacher Ratio in South Dakota Compared Nationally

South Dakota is Ranked 19 out of 7

Student Teacher Ratio in South Dakota Compared Nationally
Wyoming 6.90999
Vermont 10.818
District of Columbia 11.4319
Maine 11.5168
New Jersey 11.5168
New Hampshire 11.5562
North Dakota 12.1896
Connecticut 12.2354
Massachusetts 12.3859
New York 12.8473
Delaware 12.9116
Illinois 13.066
Alabama 13.2782
Maryland 13.3455
Montana 13.3918
Kansas 13.6709
Nebraska 13.7633
Missouri 13.7929
South Dakota 13.7995
Florida 13.8088
Rhode Island 13.9474
Iowa 14.0351
Pennsylvania 14.0732
West Virginia 14.2101
New Mexico 14.3543
Virginia 14.3605
Tennessee 14.4022
Arkansas 14.4105
North Carolina 14.42
Hawaii 14.4738
Wisconsin 14.4792
Georgia 14.4877
South Carolina 14.537
Louisiana 14.6726
Minnesota 14.809
Texas 14.9251
Kentucky 15.0842
Mississippi 15.2005
Oklahoma 15.7793
Colorado 15.9891
Alaska 16.2686
Michigan 16.5405
Indiana 16.697
Ohio 17.1557
Washington 17.261
Arizona 17.7499
Idaho 18.7644
Oregon 18.9851
Nevada 19.6806
California 20.9636
Utah 21.7546

Free and Reduced Lunch Percentage

Free and Reduced Lunch Percentage in Neighboring States

Free and Reduced Lunch Percentage in Neighboring States
North Dakota 0.342533
Minnesota 0.40618
Wyoming 0.410169
South Dakota 0.435436
Iowa 0.438233
Montana 0.462348
Nebraska 0.464422

Free and Reduced Lunch Percentage in South Dakota Compared Nationally

South Dakota is Ranked 10 out of 7

Free and Reduced Lunch Percentage in South Dakota Compared Nationally
New Hampshire 0.292185
North Dakota 0.342533
Massachusetts 0.387493
Connecticut 0.401595
Minnesota 0.40618
Wyoming 0.410169
New Jersey 0.410234
Vermont 0.410292
Virginia 0.425781
South Dakota 0.435436
Iowa 0.438233
Colorado 0.443428
Wisconsin 0.446116
Pennsylvania 0.454184
Montana 0.462348
Nebraska 0.464422
Maryland 0.46495
Maine 0.471893
Washington 0.477059
Ohio 0.484027
Rhode Island 0.484198
Missouri 0.501527
Alaska 0.509742
Michigan 0.513306
Idaho 0.513584
Indiana 0.523646
Hawaii 0.526604
Kansas 0.529227
New York 0.53667
Illinois 0.539825
Delaware 0.546855
West Virginia 0.550887
Nevada 0.555365
Arizona 0.556178
Oregon 0.559207
North Carolina 0.567378
Kentucky 0.580711
California 0.584937
Alabama 0.60779
Utah 0.60958
South Carolina 0.61106
Tennessee 0.613267
Florida 0.619487
District of Columbia 0.626373
Georgia 0.626447
Texas 0.637856
Arkansas 0.650181
Oklahoma 0.651542
Louisiana 0.69575
New Mexico 0.725998
Mississippi 0.736825

Average Students Per School

Average Students Per School in Neighboring States

Average Students Per School in Neighboring States
Montana 171.049
South Dakota 196.153
North Dakota 207.947
Wyoming 220.233
Nebraska 252.867
Iowa 305.246
Minnesota 331.581

Average Students Per School in South Dakota Compared Nationally

South Dakota is Ranked 2 out of 7

Average Students Per School in South Dakota Compared Nationally
Montana 171.049
South Dakota 196.153
Vermont 196.915
North Dakota 207.947
Alaska 212.583
Wyoming 220.233
Maine 229.568
New Hampshire 236.686
Nebraska 252.867
District of Columbia 291.387
Wisconsin 293.903
Iowa 305.246
Kansas 307.768
West Virginia 309.928
New Mexico 313.897
Missouri 314.719
Rhode Island 316.599
Pennsylvania 316.992
Oregon 317.896
Minnesota 331.581
Washington 337.592
Idaho 338.532
Michigan 342.662
Illinois 351.856
Connecticut 354.56
Massachusetts 354.898
New Jersey 355.676
Oklahoma 362.954
Colorado 372.236
Indiana 374.651
Arkansas 387.284
Kentucky 387.973
Ohio 391.455
Delaware 398.476
Maryland 398.871
Alabama 427.884
Louisiana 431.391
Tennessee 431.531
New York 433.596
California 436.869
Arizona 443.249
Virginia 445.223
Florida 446.814
South Carolina 449.423
Mississippi 450.259
Hawaii 454.546
North Carolina 458.817
Texas 486.295
Utah 503.967
Nevada 512.458
Georgia 544.465

Enrollment in Private Schools

Enrollment in Private Schools in Neighboring States

Enrollment in Private Schools in Neighboring States
Wyoming 0.0337259
Montana 0.0845099
North Dakota 0.0894796
South Dakota 0.0960735
Iowa 0.0982543
Minnesota 0.110968
Nebraska 0.138355

Enrollment in Private Schools in South Dakota Compared Nationally

South Dakota is Ranked 22 out of 7

Enrollment in Private Schools in South Dakota Compared Nationally
Utah 0.0320967
Wyoming 0.0337259
Alaska 0.0474223
West Virginia 0.0520879
Arizona 0.055498
Idaho 0.0569736
Oklahoma 0.0596801
Texas 0.0625204
Nevada 0.0652349
Arkansas 0.0708905
New Mexico 0.0727646
Colorado 0.0743376
Vermont 0.0759679
Maine 0.0813047
Montana 0.0845099
North Carolina 0.0865801
Georgia 0.0874689
North Dakota 0.0894796
Kansas 0.0908179
South Carolina 0.0924241
Michigan 0.0951233
South Dakota 0.0960735
Tennessee 0.0966421
Kentucky 0.0974923
Iowa 0.0982543
Oregon 0.0983394
Washington 0.102178
California 0.104094
Connecticut 0.105661
Virginia 0.106684
Minnesota 0.110968
Mississippi 0.111086
Alabama 0.114775
Indiana 0.116494
Ohio 0.120023
Massachusetts 0.121094
New Hampshire 0.122292
Missouri 0.123378
Florida 0.126984
Illinois 0.128658
Nebraska 0.138355
New Jersey 0.142802
Wisconsin 0.147132
Maryland 0.148705
Pennsylvania 0.153361
New York 0.153706
Louisiana 0.156761
District of Columbia 0.159111
Rhode Island 0.159467
Delaware 0.170595
Hawaii 0.20704

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