Dell Rapids school information

IndexDell RapidsSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores54%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools334079,221
Total private schools17624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,963
The Dell Rapids, SD educational system consists of 3 public schools, 1 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Dell Rapids public schools have average test scores of 54% which is 25% higher than than the South Dakota average and 9% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Dell Rapids public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.7% have completed high school, 26.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 0.7% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Dell Rapids are 9% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 3 public schools in Dell Rapids.
  • 92.5% of people in Dell Rapids have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.7% of people in Dell Rapids have completed high school.
  • 26.7% of people in Dell Rapids have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Dell Rapids

IndexDell RapidsSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade92.5%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school91.7%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college62.0%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.4%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.7%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters5.2%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.7%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.3%1.2%1.3%

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

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Source: The Dell Rapids, 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.