Mitchell school information

IndexMitchellSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores47%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools834079,221
Total private schools47624,874
Total post-secondary schools2257,963
The Mitchell, SD educational system consists of 8 public schools, 4 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Mitchell public schools have average test scores of 47% which is 10% higher than than the South Dakota average and 4% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Mitchell public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.0% have completed high school, 26.8% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.4% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Mitchell are 4% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 8 public schools in Mitchell.
  • 88.5% of people in Mitchell have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.0% of people in Mitchell have completed high school.
  • 26.8% of people in Mitchell have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Mitchell

IndexMitchellSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade88.5%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school85.0%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college64.2%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree41.1%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors26.8%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters7.5%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.4%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.2%1.2%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Ethan, SD42349%0%
Mount Vernon, SD57546%6%
Alexandria, SD67941%16%
Mitchell, SD15,61047%4%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Los Osos, CA15,60345%9%
Laurinburg, NC15,60140%19%
Flowing Wells, AZ15,60129%41%
Shively, KY15,62538%23%
Sunland Park, NM15,58826%47%
Mitchell, SD15,61047%4%
Source: The Mitchell, 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.