Brookings school information

IndexBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores56%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools734079,221
Total private schools17624,874
Total post-secondary schools1257,963
The Brookings, SD educational system consists of 7 public schools, 1 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Brookings public schools have average test scores of 56% which is 30% higher than than the South Dakota average and 14% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Brookings public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.3% have completed high school, 47.3% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Brookings are 14% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 7 public schools in Brookings.
  • 94.3% of people in Brookings have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.3% of people in Brookings have completed high school.
  • 47.3% of people in Brookings have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Brookings

IndexBrookingsSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade94.3%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school93.3%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college73.7%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree55.6%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.3%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters18.0%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate5.6%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Volga, SD1,88350%1%
White, SD49642%15%
Brookings, SD23,29256%14%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wilmington, MA23,31074%51%
Vicksburg, MS23,32019%61%
Bloomington, CA23,32224%50%
Greenwood, SC23,26042%14%
Copiague, NY23,32740%18%
Brookings, SD23,29256%14%
Source: The Brookings, 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.