Belle Fourche school information

IndexBelle FourcheSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores34%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools434079,221
Total private schools17624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,963
The Belle Fourche, SD educational system consists of 4 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Belle Fourche public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 20% lower than than the South Dakota average and 30% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Belle Fourche public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 85.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.2% have completed high school, 18.2% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.6% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Belle Fourche are 30% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Belle Fourche.
  • 85.8% of people in Belle Fourche have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.2% of people in Belle Fourche have completed high school.
  • 18.2% of people in Belle Fourche have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Belle Fourche

IndexBelle FourcheSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade85.8%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school85.2%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college53.1%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree26.2%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.2%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters3.6%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.6%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Belle Fourche (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Spearfish, SD11,17643%13%
Whitewood, SD94839%21%
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Canutillo, TX5,69574%51%
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Belle Fourche, SD5,69634%30%
Source: The Belle Fourche, SD education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.