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State of South Dakota Summary

There are 157 districts, 704 public schools, and charter schools in South Dakota serving 128,016 students. Financially the state of South Dakota spends approximately $10,367 per student. There are 9,247 full-time teachers receiving a total of $449,743,394 in salaries and $130,049,710 in total benefits. 39,140 students receive a free lunch and 10,329 receive a reduced-price lunch.
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General Information 1

Total Districts: 157
Total Schools: 704
Charter Schools:
Full-time Teachers: 9,247
Total Students: 128,016
LEP / ELL Students: 4,739
IEP Students: 18,026
Freshman Graduation Rate: 82%

Financial Information 1

Free Lunch: 39,140
Reduced Lunch: 10,329
Revenue Per Student: $10,367
Salaries: $449,743,394
Employee Benefits: $130,049,710

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Statewide Assessment Testing Results

South Dakota Assessment Testing Results
Test Percent Proficient
Grade 4 Math 73.30%
Grade 4 Reading 75.20%
Elementary School Science 76.00%
Grade 8 Math 74.30%
Grade 8 Reading 73.00%
Middle School Science 69.50%
High School Math 70.30%
High School Reading 69.70%
High School Science 67.90%

1. Data Sources: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Common Core of Data (CCD), "Local Education Agency (School District) Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "National Public Education Financial Survey (State Fiscal)", 2008-09 (FY 2009) v.1b, 2009-10 (FY 2010) v.1a, 2010-11 (FY 2011) v.1a; "Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey", 2008-09 v.1b, 2009-10 v.2a, 2010-11 v.2a, 2011-12 v.1a; "State Dropout and Completion Data File", 2008-09 v.1a, 2009-10 v.1a; "State Nonfiscal Public Elementary/Secondary Education Survey", 2008-09 v.1c, 2009-10 v.1b, 2010-11 v.1a, 2011-12 v.1a.