Top 3 Best South Dakota Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 7 blue ribbon private schools serving 2,459 students in South Dakota.
The best top ranked blue ribbon private schools in South Dakota include St. Mary Elementary, Holy Spirit Elementary and O'gorman High School.
The average acceptance rate is 100%, which is higher than the South Dakota private school average acceptance rate of 95%.
100% of blue ribbon private schools in South Dakota are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic).
Blue Ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.

Top Ranked South Dakota Blue Ribbon Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Students
Year
Holy Spirit Elementary
Holy Spirit Elementary Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
4309 S Bahnson Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57103
(605) 371-1481
354 students
Year: 2022
O'gorman High School
O'gorman High School Photo
(Catholic)
3201 S Kiwanis Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 336-3644
788 students
Year: 2005, 2014, 2021
O'Gorman Junior High School
O'Gorman Junior High School Photo
(Catholic)
3100 W 41st St
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 988-0546
382 students
Year: 2019
St. Mary Elementary
St. Mary Elementary Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
2000 S 4th Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
(605) 334-9881
367 students
Year: 2019
Immaculate Conception School
(Catholic)
109 3rd St Se
Watertown, SD 57201
(605) 886-3883
198 students
Year: 2017
St. Joseph Elementary School
(Catholic)
(1)
210 E Broadway Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
(605) 224-7185
186 students
Year: 2013
St. Katharine Drexel Elementary
St. Katharine Drexel Elementary Photo - Front of School
(Catholic)
1800 S Katie Ave Ste 2
Sioux Falls, SD 57106
(605) 275-6994
184 students
Year: 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon private schools in South Dakota?
The top ranked blue ribbon private schools in South Dakota include St. Mary Elementary, Holy Spirit Elementary and O'gorman High School.
How many blue ribbon private schools are located in South Dakota?
7 blue ribbon private schools are located in South Dakota.
How diverse are blue ribbon private schools in South Dakota?
South Dakota blue ribbon private schools are approximately 6% minority students, which is lower than the South Dakota private school average of 19%.
What percentage of blue ribbon private schools are religiously affiliated in South Dakota?
100% of blue ribbon private schools in South Dakota are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic).

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