Aberdeen school information

IndexAberdeenSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores39%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools1334079,221
Total private schools97624,874
Total post-secondary schools2257,963
The Aberdeen, SD educational system consists of 13 public schools, 9 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Aberdeen public schools have average test scores of 39% which is 8% lower than than the South Dakota average and 20% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Aberdeen public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 89.9% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.7% have completed high school, 28.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Aberdeen are 20% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Aberdeen.
  • 89.9% of people in Aberdeen have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.7% of people in Aberdeen have completed high school.
  • 28.3% of people in Aberdeen have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Aberdeen

IndexAberdeenSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade89.9%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.7%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.5%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.5%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.3%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.3%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Warner, SD45466%34%
Aberdeen, SD27,78339%20%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sahuarita, AZ27,78044%11%
Benicia, CA27,78055%11%
Melrose, MA27,78783%69%
Shaker Heights, OH27,77377%57%
Saugus, MA27,77367%37%
Aberdeen, SD27,78339%20%
Source: The Aberdeen, 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.