Top High Schools in South Dakota

By | March 20, 2019

There are many public and private high schools in the state of South Dakota. It is rather difficult for you to choose one that fits you most. In order for you to better evaluate your choice, we have ranked these high schools based on latest SAT/ACT scores, graduation rates, and state test scores from the South Dakota Department of Education. See below for top 13 high schools throughout the state of South Dakota. If you are interested in the list of all school districts and counties within South Dakota, you can find it on COUNTRYAAH in alphabetical order.

Top High Schools in South Dakota

# High Schools Honor
1
Arlington High School
Arlington School District 38-1 School District
Kingsbury County
306 S Main
Arlington, SD 57212
Telephone: (605) 983-5598
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Armour High School
Armour School District 21-1 School District
Douglas County
604 3rd St
Armour, SD 57313
Telephone: (605) 724-2153
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Avon High School
Avon School District 04-1 School District
Bon Homme County
210 Pine St
Avon, SD 57315
Telephone: (605) 286-3291
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4
Bridgewater High School
Bridgewater School District 43-6 School District
McCook County
510 N Main
Bridgewater, SD 57319
Telephone: (605) 729-2541
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Britton-Hecla High School
Britton-Hecla School District 45-4 School District
Marshall County
759 5th St
Britton, SD 57430
Telephone: (605) 448-2234
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Clark High School
Clark School District 12-2 School District
Clark County
220 N Clinton
Clark, SD 57225
Telephone: (605) 532-3605
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Corsica High School
Corsica School District 21-2 School District
Douglas County
120 S. Napoleon Ave.
Corsica, SD 57328
Telephone: (605) 946-5475
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8
De Smet High School
De Smet School District 38-2 School District
Kingsbury County
405 3rd St SW
De Smet, SD 57231
Telephone: (605) 854-3423
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9
Emery High School
Emery School District 30-2 School District
Hanson County
130 E 6th St
Emery, SD 57332
Telephone: (605) 449-4271
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Eureka High School
Eureka School District 44-1 School District
McPherson County
706 9th St
Eureka, SD 57437
Telephone: (605) 284-2521
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Harding County High School
Harding County School District 31-1 School District
Harding County
102 West Allison St
Buffalo, SD 57720
Telephone: (605) 375-3241
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Jones County High School
Jones County School District 37-3 School District
Jones County
404 Jackson
Murdo, SD 57559
Telephone: (605) 669-2258
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Miller High School
Miller Area School District 29-3 School District
Hand County
623 E 4th St
Miller, SD 57362
Telephone: (605) 853-2455
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Best High Schools in South Dakota

South Dakota Facts

  • The official name of the state is the State of South Dakota.
  • State region – Northwest Central States, Midwest USA
  • State area – 199,729 km 2 (including land – 196,540 km 2 and water surface – 3,189 km 2), 17th place among US states
  • State length:
    • from north to south – 338 km
    • from west to east – 612 km
  • The height of the relief of the state above sea level:
    • maximum – 2,208 m
    • minimum – 295 m
  • State Time Zone – US Central Time Zone (50 counties) and US Mountain Time Zone (16 counties)
  • Date of foundation of the state – November 2, 1889 (40th state in the United States)
  • The state capital is Pyrrhus.
  • The largest city in the state is Sioux Falls.
  • The population of the state is about 890,000 people (46th place among US states)
  • The population density in the state is about 4.4 people / km 2 (46th place among US states)
  • The average household income in the state is about $ 56,520 (30th place among US states)
  • The state motto is Under God the People Rule.
  • State Nicknames – “Mount Rushmore State”
  • The state abbreviation is SD

The state of South Dakota is located in the Midwest of the United States and belongs to the Northwest Central States. South Dakota is bordered by the states of Minnesota to the east, Iowa to the southeast, Nebraska to the south, Wyoming to the southwest, Montana to the northwest, and North Dakota to the north.

South Dakota is located in the US Interior Plains. The eastern part of the state is predominantly hilly lowlands with fertile soils, to the west of the Missouri River the slopes of the Coteau du Missouri plateau rise. In the west of South Dakota, on the border with Wyoming, the Black Hills region (“Black Hills”) is located – a relatively small area, but the highest mountain range east of the Rocky Mountains.

South Dakota has a continental climate with long, cold winters, hot summers, and short but pronounced springs and autumns. The western regions of the state are arid, in the east there is much more precipitation, mainly in summer.

The state of South Dakota got its name in honor of the Dakota Indians (one of the Sioux peoples) who lived on these lands.

Some National Historic Landmarks in South Dakota

  • Bear Butte (“Bear Rock”) is a huge rock in the west of South Dakota (near the town of Sturgis), which was an object of worship for numerous tribes of the Plains Indians.
  • The historic district of the city of Deadwood, which grew up in the Black Hills region in the seventies of the XIX century during the “gold rush”.
  • Wounded Knee Massacre, where in 1890 more than 200 Indians and more than 50 servicemen were killed or wounded during clashes between US Army units and Indians.
  • Frawley Ranch in the Spearfish area is one of the largest and most successful livestock farms in western South Dakota, founded in the late 19th century.
  • Battle Mountain Sanitarium is a hospital for veterans of the United States It was built in 1907 in the city of Hot Springs, famous for its mineral springs.