Best South Dakota Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 85 private schools serving 14,168 students in South Dakota (there are 741 public schools, serving 144,643 students). 9% of all K-12 students in South Dakota are educated in private schools compared to the national average of 10%.
The average private school tuition is $3,735 for elementary schools and $7,253 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in South Dakota include Roncalli Jr & Sr High School, Rapid City Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School and Volga Christian School.
The average acceptance rate is 97% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 22% and the student:teacher ratio is 12:1.
82% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked South Dakota Private Schools by County (2022-23)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
9
1,187
10%
1
167
100%
3
625
100%

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