Sioux Falls school information

IndexSioux FallsSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores47%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools4934079,235
Total private schools227624,875
Total post-secondary schools9257,965

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  • The average school test scores in Sioux Falls are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 49 public schools in Sioux Falls.
  • 88.2% of people in Sioux Falls have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.7% of people in Sioux Falls have completed high school.
  • 32.5% of people in Sioux Falls have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Sioux Falls

IndexSioux FallsSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade88.2%89.0%83.8%
Completed high school86.7%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college63.5%59.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree42.9%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors32.5%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters10.7%8.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree3.4%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.1%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Brandon, SD9,35061%24%
Valley Springs, SD70160%21%
Harrisburg, SD4,67852%5%
Garretson, SD1,30551%4%
Worthing, SD93750%1%
Sioux Falls, SD160,96447%4%

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Peoria, AZ160,23150%1%
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Sioux Falls, SD160,96447%4%
Source: The Sioux Falls, 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.