Public Schools in South Dakota

There are 650 Public Schools in South Dakota, serving a population of 855,444 people in an area of 75,791 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 1,316 people, and 1 Public School per 116 square miles.

The state of South Dakota is ranked 4th in Public Schools per capita, and 48th in Public Schools per square mile.

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South Dakota Public School Statistics

Find South Dakota Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

South Dakota Public School Enrollment
 South DakotaUnited States
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment10,582 (67.7%)2,918,752 (59.0%)
Kindergarten Enrollment10,913 (90.5%)3,579,912 (87.7%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)42,404 (89.9%)14,576,325 (89.6%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)41,447 (91.6%)14,808,792 (89.5%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)40,512 (91.5%)15,337,350 (90.2%)
South Dakota Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 South DakotaUnited States
Less than 9th Grade Education17,892 (3.2%)11,521,575 (5.3%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)29,052 (5.1%)15,426,482 (7.1%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)173,262 (30.6%)59,265,308 (27.1%)