Spearfish school information

IndexSpearfishSouth DakotaNational
Average Test Scores43%43%49%
Student/Teacher ratio16:114:116:1
Total public schools434079,221
Total private schoolsn/a7624,874
Total post-secondary schools1257,963
The Spearfish, SD educational system consists of 4 public schools, n/a private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Spearfish public schools have average test scores of 43% which is 1% lower than than the South Dakota average and 13% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Spearfish public schools is 16:1, compared to 14:1 in South Dakota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 94.8% of students have completed 8th grade, 93.1% have completed high school, 33.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 3.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Spearfish are 13% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 4 public schools in Spearfish.
  • 94.8% of people in Spearfish have completed 8th grade.
  • 93.1% of people in Spearfish have completed high school.
  • 33.0% of people in Spearfish have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Spearfish

IndexSpearfishSouth DakotaNational
Completed 8th grade94.8%89.1%84.3%
Completed high school93.1%86.8%83.0%
Completed some college66.2%60.4%59.4%
Completed associate degree43.5%38.5%38.5%
Completed bachelors33.0%27.5%30.3%
Completed masters10.9%8.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree3.9%2.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.7%1.2%1.3%

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

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Sturgis, SD6,71149%1%
Lead, SD3,05041%17%
Whitewood, SD94839%21%
Belle Fourche, SD5,69634%30%
Deadwood, SD1,28732%35%
Spearfish, SD11,17643%13%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Spencer, IA11,17282%66%
Westwood, NJ11,17063%28%
Oneida, NY11,18653%7%
Raymondville, TX11,16557%16%
Seymour, TN11,16459%20%
Spearfish, SD11,17643%13%
Source: The Spearfish, 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.