Yankton school information

IndexYanktonSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores45%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio17:114:116:1
Total public schools634079,221
Total private schools27624,874
Total post-secondary schools1257,963
The Yankton, SD educational system consists of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Yankton public schools have average test scores of 45% which is 4% higher than than the South Dakota average and 9% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Yankton public schools is 17:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 86.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.9% have completed high school, 29.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Yankton are 9% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Yankton.
  • 86.6% of people in Yankton have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.9% of people in Yankton have completed high school.
  • 29.8% of people in Yankton have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Yankton

IndexYanktonSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade86.6%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school83.9%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.8%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.0%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors29.8%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters9.7%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.0%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.4%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Crofton, NE80590%82%
Wynot, NE17068%38%
Tabor, SD39055%11%
Irene, SD54545%9%
Gayville, SD40336%28%
Yankton, SD14,58545%9%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Deming, NM14,58214%71%
Powder Springs, GA14,59645%8%
Cahokia, IL14,5746%87%
Greensburg, PA14,57268%38%
Phillipsburg, NJ14,57042%14%
Yankton, SD14,58545%9%
Source: The Yankton, 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.