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69%
  • Corral Drive Elementary - 21
  • 4503 Park Dr, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 472
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 20:1
65%
  • Stevens High School - 42
  • 4215 Raider Road, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,557
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 19:1
62%
  • Southwest Middle School - 38
  • 4501 Park Dr, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 651
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
62%
  • Meadowbrook Elementary - 10
  • 3125 W Flormann St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 530
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
58%
  • Pinedale Elementary - 11
  • 4901 W Chicago St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 425
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
52%
  • South Canyon Elementary - 15
  • 218 Nordbye Ln, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 276
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
50%
  • Woodrow Wilson Elementary - 17
  • 827 Franklin, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: PK - 5 · Students: 382
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
45%
  • Central High School - 41
  • 433 N 8th, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 9 - 12 · Students: 1,893
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
44%
  • Grandview Elementary - 06
  • 3301 Grandview Dr, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 510
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
44%
  • Robbinsdale Elementary - 14
  • 424 E Indiana St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 504
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
43%
  • West Middle School - 37
  • 1003 S San Dr, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 642
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 17:1
42%
  • Valley View Elementary - 13
  • 4840 Homestead St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 666
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 18:1
40%
  • Canyon Lake Elementary - 04
  • 1500 Evergreen, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 380
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
36%
  • East Middle School - 30
  • 4860 Homestead St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 645
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 16:1
35%
  • South Park Elementary - 16
  • 207 E Flormann St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 350
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
34%
  • South Middle School - 36
  • 2 Indiana St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 645
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 15:1
30%
  • Horace Mann Elementary - 07
  • 902 Anamosa St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 334
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
28%
  • Knollwood Heights Elementary - 08
  • 1701 Downing St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 535
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 14:1
15%
  • North Middle School - 35
  • 1501 N Maple St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 6 - 8 · Students: 502
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
15%
  • General Beadle Elementary - 01
  • 10 Van Buren St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: KG - 5 · Students: 502
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
11%
  • Rapid City High School - 45
  • 601 Columbus St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 7 - 12 · Students: 438
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 12:1
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  • Lincoln Building - 44
  • 21 St Joseph St, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: 12 - 12 · Students: 26
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 13:1
n/a
  • Jefferson Building - 64
  • 21 St Joseph, Rapid City
  • Rapid City Area School District 51-4
  • Grades: PK - 12 · Students: 24
  • Student/Teacher ratio: 4:1
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Rapid City school information

IndexRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores42%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:114:116:1
Total public schools2534079,221
Total private schools107624,874
Total post-secondary schools5257,963
The Rapid City, SD educational system consists of 25 public schools, 10 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools. Rapid City public schools have average test scores of 42% which is 3% lower than than the South Dakota average and 15% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Rapid City public schools is 15:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 88.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.9% have completed high school, 30.5% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

Education level achieved in Rapid City

IndexRapid CitySouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade88.1%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school86.9%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college65.2%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree40.2%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors30.5%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters10.0%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.1%1.2%1.3%

Rapid City, SD School Districts

Rapid City School District 51-4

There are a total of 25 public schools, 10 private schools and 5 post-secondary schools in Rapid City. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Rapid City, SD schools is 42%. The average student to teacher ratio is 15:1. In Rapid City, SD, an average of 88.1% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 86.9% have completed high school.

To customize your list of Rapid City schools, you can start by sorting the list of schools by proficiency test score, school name or student to teacher ratio. Then you can select the grade levels that you would like to see, these include preschool, elementary, middle school and high school. Next, select the school type from the following options: charter, magnet, title I and title 1. Finally, you are able to filter your results by average proficiency score. Simply select the minimum proficiency score that you would like to see and only schools with that proficiency score or higher will appear on your list of Rapid City, SD schools.

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Piedmont, SD1,11153%8%
Box Elder, SD9,12644%11%
Blackhawk, SD2,98135%30%
Rapid Valley, SD8,62935%30%
Rapid City, SD72,44142%15%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Layton, UT72,41344%11%
Waldorf, MD72,41336%28%
Iowa City, IA72,38573%47%
Goodyear, AZ72,62939%20%
Jonesboro, AR72,63829%40%
Rapid City, SD72,44142%15%
Source: The Rapid City, 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.