For the 2023-24 school year, there are 88 private schools serving 13,656 students in South Dakota (there are 749 public schools, serving 145,754 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 $3,926 for elementary schools and $5,745 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The average acceptance rate is 96% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 19% and the student:teacher ratio is 13:1.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the top ranked private schools in South Dakota?
How many private schools are located in South Dakota?
88 private schools are located in South Dakota.
How much do private schools cost in South Dakota?
The average private school tuition in South Dakota is $3,926 for elementary schools and $5,745 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in South Dakota?
South Dakota private schools are approximately 19% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in South Dakota go to private school?
9% of all K-12 students in South Dakota are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
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