Brandon school information

IndexBrandonSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores61%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio19:114:116:1
Total public schools434079,221
Total private schoolsn/a7624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,963
The Brandon, SD educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Brandon public schools have average test scores of 61% which is 42% higher than than the South Dakota average and 24% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Brandon public schools is 19:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 96.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 96.0% have completed high school, 33.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Brandon are 24% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Brandon.
  • 96.3% of people in Brandon have completed 8th grade.
  • 96.0% of people in Brandon have completed high school.
  • 33.8% of people in Brandon have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Brandon

IndexBrandonSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade96.3%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school96.0%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college75.5%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree50.9%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.8%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters8.2%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.0%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.0%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Beaver Creek, MN37565%31%
Valley Springs, SD71460%21%
Hills, MN72857%16%
Harrisburg, SD5,12952%5%
Garretson, SD1,29151%4%
Brandon, SD9,67461%24%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Waggaman, LA9,67355%11%
Alamosa, CO9,67126%47%
Cheat Lake, WV9,67162%25%
Forestdale, AL9,67922%55%
Brandywine, MD9,68135%29%
Brandon, SD9,67461%24%
Source: The Brandon, 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.