Rapid City school information

IndexRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores62%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools2534079,235
Total private schools107624,875
Total post-secondary schools5257,965

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  • The average school test scores in Rapid City are 10% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 25 public schools in Rapid City.
  • 88.1% of people in Rapid City have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.2% of people in Rapid City have completed high school.
  • 29.2% of people in Rapid City have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Rapid City

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  • 9-10 Program - 761315 Quincy StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 34 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • 9Th Grade Academy - 721315 Quincy StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 9 · Ratio: 10:1n/a
  • Alternative Education Center - 7321 St Joseph StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 95 · Ratio: 48:1n/a
  • Black Hawk Elementary - 03300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 39 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • Canyon Lake Elementary - 04300 6Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 265 · Ratio: 12:1n/a
  • Career Learning Center - 71730 E WatertownGrades: 09 - 12Students: 4 · Ratio: 7:1n/a
  • Central High School - 41300 6Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 1,902 · Ratio: 19:163
  • Corral Drive Elementary - 21300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 457 · Ratio: 19:1n/a
  • Dakota Middle School - 31300 6Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 722 · Ratio: 13:160
  • General Beadle Elementary - 01300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 404 · Ratio: 12:138
  • Grandview Elementary - 06300 6Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 483 · Ratio: 16:166
  • Horace Mann Elementary - 07300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 311 · Ratio: 13:161
  • Jefferson Academy - 64300 6Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 194 · Ratio: 13:134
  • Kibben-Kuster - 52300 6Th StGrades: PK - 12Students: 58 · Ratio: 4:1n/a
  • Knollwood Heights Elementary - 08300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 563 · Ratio: 13:157
  • Meadowbrook Elementary - 10300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 553 · Ratio: 17:1n/a
  • North Middle School - 35300 6Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 502 · Ratio: 11:146
  • Pinedale Elementary - 11300 6Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 41 · Ratio: 20:1n/a
  • Rapid Valley Elementary - 12300 6Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 55 · Ratio: 16:168
  • Robbinsdale Elementary - 14300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 413 · Ratio: 15:174
  • South Canyon Elementary - 15300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 285 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • South Middle School - 36300 6Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 669 · Ratio: 15:170
  • South Park Elementary - 16300 6Th StGrades: PK - 05Students: 394 · Ratio: 17:183
  • Southwest Middle School - 38300 6Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 482 · Ratio: 14:1n/a
  • Stevens High School - 42300 6Th StGrades: 09 - 12Students: 158 · Ratio: 21:1n/a
  • Valley View Elementary - 13300 6Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 557 · Ratio: 16:1n/a
  • West Middle School - 37300 6Th StGrades: 06 - 08Students: 617 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary - 17300 6Th StGrades: KG - 05Students: 362 · Ratio: 16:179

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Education level achieved in Rapid City

IndexRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade88.1%89.0%83.8%
Completed high school86.2%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college64.0%59.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree38.5%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors29.2%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters10.3%8.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.2%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Box Elder, SD8,68370%2%
Rapid City, SD70,12662%10%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Goodyear, AZ70,14867%2%
Loveland, CO70,09362%10%
Jonesboro, AR70,21775%11%
Muncie, IN70,03569%1%
Lafayette, IN69,98283%21%
Rapid City, SD70,12662%10%
Source: The Rapid City, 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.