Madison school information

IndexMadisonSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores48%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools634079,221
Total private schools27624,874
Total post-secondary schools1257,963
The Madison, SD educational system consists of 6 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Madison public schools have average test scores of 48% which is 12% higher than than the South Dakota average and 3% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Madison public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 92.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.8% have completed high school, 33.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.8% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Madison are 3% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 6 public schools in Madison.
  • 92.2% of people in Madison have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.8% of people in Madison have completed high school.
  • 33.5% of people in Madison have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Madison

IndexMadisonSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade92.2%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school89.8%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college59.8%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree42.1%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.5%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters9.0%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.8%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.4%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Winfred, SD4550%2%
Chester, SD30345%8%
Ramona, SD15645%9%
Colman, SD68538%23%
Madison, SD7,10148%3%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Walled Lake, MI7,10258%18%
Carneys Point, NJ7,09616%68%
Aberdeen, NC7,10743%14%
Bonne Terre, MO7,10969%39%
Amory, MS7,11050%1%
Madison, SD7,10148%3%
Source: The Madison, 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.