Avg. test scores 1%
High school dipl. 5%
Bachelors degree 10%
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Sioux Falls school information

IndexSioux FallsSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores48%48%48%
Student/Teacher ratio13:114:116:1
Total public schools4934079,221
Total private schools227624,874
Total post-secondary schools9257,963

Key findings

  • The school test scores in Sioux Falls are 1% lower than the national average
  • There are approximately 49 public schools in Sioux Falls
  • 88.3% of people in Sioux Falls have completed 8th grade
  • 87.0% of people in Sioux Falls have completed high school
  • 33.4% of people in Sioux Falls have completed a bachelors degree

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      Education level achieved in Sioux Falls

      IndexSioux FallsSouth DakotaNational
      Completed 8th grade88.3%89.1%84.3%
      Completed high school87.0%86.8%83.0%
      Completed some college65.0%60.4%59.4%
      Completed associate degree44.1%38.5%38.5%
      Completed bachelors33.4%27.5%30.3%
      Completed masters10.5%8.1%11.5%
      Completed professional degree3.3%2.5%3.3%
      Completed doctorate1.2%1.2%1.3%

      Sioux Falls, SD School Districts

      • Sioux Falls School District 49-5
      • Harrisburg School District 41-2
      • Brandon Valley School District 49-2
      • Tea Area School District 41-5

      There are a total of 49 public schools, 22 private schools and 9 post-secondary schools in Sioux Falls. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Sioux Falls, SD schools is 48%. The average student to teacher ratio is 13:1. In Sioux Falls, SD, an average of 88.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 87.0% have completed high school.

      Nearby cities with high average school scores

      CityPopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
      Valley Springs, SD71485%76.6%
      Brandon, SD9,67470%45.7%
      Lennox, SD2,09558%19.8%
      Tea, SD4,62857%18.5%
      Harrisburg, SD5,12954%13.0%
      Sioux Falls, SD167,88448%0.9%

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      Vancouver, WA169,98246%4.6%
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      Springfield, MO165,13840%17.2%
      Pembroke Pines, FL164,75369%43.5%
      Jackson, MS172,03927%43.3%
      Sioux Falls, SD167,88448%0.9%
      Source: The Sioux Falls, 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.