Pierre school information

IndexPierreSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores51%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools834079,221
Total private schools27624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,963
The Pierre, SD educational system consists of 8 public schools, 2 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Pierre public schools have average test scores of 51% which is 20% higher than than the South Dakota average and 4% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Pierre public schools is 14:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.3% have completed high school, 32.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Pierre are 4% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Pierre.
  • 88.6% of people in Pierre have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.3% of people in Pierre have completed high school.
  • 32.5% of people in Pierre have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pierre

IndexPierreSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade88.6%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.3%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college62.4%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.4%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors32.5%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters10.1%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.2%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Fort Pierre, SD2,27834%31%
Pierre, SD13,95951%4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Springdale, NJ13,95563%27%
Pottsville, PA13,95547%4%
Nesconset, NY13,97360%21%
Sterling, CO13,97629%41%
Orange, CT13,94172%45%
Pierre, SD13,95951%4%
Source: The Pierre, 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.