Spearfish school information

IndexSpearfishSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores84%73%68%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools434079,235
Total private schoolsn/a7624,875
Total post-secondary schools1257,965

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  • The average school test scores in Spearfish are 23% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Spearfish.
  • 92.2% of people in Spearfish have completed 8th grade.
  • 90.3% of people in Spearfish have completed high school.
  • 31.5% of people in Spearfish have completed a bachelors degree.

Best Schools in Spearfish

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  • Black Hills Careers Academy At Canyon Hills - 072519 Windmill DrGrades: 04 - 12Students: 18 · Ratio: 3:1n/a
  • Black Hills Education Connections - 062910 4Th AveGrades: 10 - 12Students: 32 · Ratio: 25:1n/a
  • Creekside Elem - 072325 North AvenueGrades: 03 - 05Students: 435 · Ratio: 15:1n/a
  • Spearfish High School - 011725 N MainGrades: 09 - 12Students: 588 · Ratio: 15:186
  • Spearfish Middle School - 051600 N. CanyonGrades: 06 - 08Students: 419 · Ratio: 13:182
  • West Elementary - 03920 W. King St.Grades: PK - 02Students: 529 · Ratio: 15:1n/a

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Education level achieved in Spearfish

IndexSpearfishSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade92.2%89.0%83.8%
Completed high school90.3%86.3%82.4%
Completed some college62.8%59.2%58.4%
Completed associate degree41.0%37.2%37.2%
Completed bachelors31.5%26.7%29.3%
Completed masters11.3%8.0%11.0%
Completed professional degree4.0%2.4%3.2%
Completed doctorate2.9%1.1%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Whitewood, SD89985%25%
Deadwood, SD1,15380%17%
Sturgis, SD6,65276%11%
Belle Fourche, SD5,67774%8%
Lead, SD3,09768%0%
Spearfish, SD10,83684%23%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Picayune, MS10,83859%13%
Elwood, NY10,83381%19%
Barrington, IL10,83096%41%
Vidor, TX10,84486%26%
Worth, IL10,82783%22%
Spearfish, SD10,83684%23%
Source: The Spearfish, 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.