Pierre school information

IndexPierreSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores51%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:114:116:1
Total public schools834079,235
Total private schools27624,875
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,965

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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.
  • 89.7% of people in Pierre have completed 8th grade.
  • 87.9% of people in Pierre have completed high school.
  • 33.2% of people in Pierre have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Pierre

IndexPierreSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade89.7%89.0%83.8%
Completed high school87.9%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college64.7%59.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree43.4%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors33.2%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters9.6%8.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.6%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%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, SD2,32234%31%
Pierre, SD13,88551%4%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wood Dale, IL13,88226%48%
Franklin Park, PA13,88259%21%
Canyon, TX13,88287%77%
Chesterton, IN13,89477%57%
Moberly, MO13,89848%3%
Pierre, SD13,88551%4%
Source: The Pierre, SD education data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau 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.