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*[[South Dakota Department of Education|State Board of Education]]<ref>[ ''South Dakota Department of Education,'' "Board Members," accessed June 13, 2014]</ref>
*[[South Dakota Department of Education|State Board of Education]]<ref>[ ''South Dakota Department of Education,'' "Board Members," accessed June 13, 2014]</ref>
** Donald A. Kirkegaard, ''President''
** Donald A. Kirkegaard, ''President''

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K-12 Education in South Dakota
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Education facts
State Superintendent: Melody Schopp
Number of students: 128,016[1]
Number of teachers: 9,247
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:13.8
Number of school districts: 171
Number of schools: 704
Graduation rate: 83%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $8,805[3]
See also
South Dakota Department of EducationList of school districts in South DakotaSouth DakotaSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in South Dakota
Glossary of education terms

South Dakota is home to 171 school districts, 704 schools and 128,016 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • State Board of Education[5]
    • Donald A. Kirkegaard, President
    • Patricia Simmons, Vice President
    • Kelly Duncan
    • Glenna N. Fouberg
    • Richard Gowen
    • Marilyn Hoyt
    • Julie Mathiesen
    • Stacy Phelps
    • Terry Sabers


See also: Demographic information for all students in all 50 states

The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in South Dakota as reported in the National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data for 2011-2012.[6]

Demographic information for South Dakota's K-12 public school system
Ethnicity Students State Percentage United States Percentage**
American Indian 14,950 11.68% 1.10%
Asian 1,966 1.54% 4.68%
African American 3,390 2.65% 15.68%
Hawaiian Nat./Pacific Isl. students 124 0.10% 0.42%
Hispanic 4,993 3.90% 24.37%
White 100,417 78.44% 51.21%
Two or more 2,176 1.70% 2.54%
**Note: This is the percentage of all students in the United States that are reported to be of this ethnicity.

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: South Dakota school board elections, 2014

A total of two South Dakota school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for three seats. Sioux Falls School District held its election on April 8, 2014. Rapid City Area School District held its election on June 3, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about South Dakota's school board elections in 2014:

The districts listed below served 34,772 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[7] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

2014 South Dakota School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Sioux Falls School District 4/8/2014 1 5 21,390
Rapid City Area School District 6/3/2014 2 7 13,382

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