South Dakota State Information

Where South Dakota Ranks
South Dakota National AverageRank
Education spending per student adjusted for regional cost differences (2002) $7,519 $7,734 31
Average class size for self-contained classes in elementary schools (2000) 18.8 21.2 12
Average Beginning Teacher Salary (2002-03) $24,311 $29,564 48
Average Teacher Salary (2002-03) $32,414 $45,771 51
Graduation rates (2002)
  • State overall
  • 76 %71 % 18
  • Black
  • -- %56 %
  • Hispanic
  • -- %52 %
  • White
  • 81 %78 %
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    State Information
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    Facts At A Glance
    Governor: Mike Rounds (R)
    Interim Education Secretary: Rick Melmer
    Pre-K-12 Enrollment: 128,039
    No. of Districts: 176
    No. of Public Schools: 738
    No. of Public School Teachers: 9,257
    Annual Pre-K-12 Expenditures: $819 million
    Student Demographics
    Students in Title I Schools: 86.8
    Students Eligible for Free/Reduced Price Lunch: 30.3%
    Students With Disabilities: 13.5%
    English-Language Learners: 3.5%

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