Fort Pierre school information

IndexFort PierreSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores34%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio12:114:116:1
Total public schools634079,221
Total private schoolsn/a7624,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a257,963
The Fort Pierre, SD educational system consists of 6 public schools, n/a private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Fort Pierre public schools have average test scores of 34% which is 21% lower than than the South Dakota average and 31% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Fort Pierre public schools is 12:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.4% of students have completed 8th grade, 82.0% have completed high school, 27.1% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.2% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Fort Pierre are 31% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Fort Pierre.
  • 87.4% of people in Fort Pierre have completed 8th grade.
  • 82.0% of people in Fort Pierre have completed high school.
  • 27.1% of people in Fort Pierre have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Fort Pierre

IndexFort PierreSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade87.4%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.0%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college55.4%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.5%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.1%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters13.8%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.2%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Pierre, SD13,95951%4%
Fort Pierre, SD2,27834%31%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Munising, MI2,27855%11%
North Brookfield, MA2,27858%18%
Darlington, WI2,27851%4%
Hunter, OH2,27785%72%
San Augustine, TX2,27757%15%
Fort Pierre, SD2,27834%31%
Source: The Fort Pierre, 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.