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Teaching Schools in South Dakota Districts

South Dakota has more than 23 school districts, from Lincoln county County's to Yankton county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in South Dakota. Don't miss our report on South Dakota Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
Tea Area School District 41-5 Tea Area School District 41-5 Lincoln 1,611 103 $10,199,000
Aberdeen School District 06-1 Aberdeen School District 06-1 Brown 4,479 280 $31,363,000
Belle Fourche School District 09-1 Belle Fourche School District 09-1 Butte 1,361 95 $10,641,000
Brandon Valley School District 49-2 Brandon Valley School District 49-2 Minnehaha 3,750 223 $26,846,000
Brookings School District 05-1 Brookings School District 05-1 Brookings 3,346 224 $25,105,000
Douglas School District 51-1 Douglas School District 51-1 Pennington 2,792 183 $23,034,000
Harrisburg School District 41-2 Harrisburg School District 41-2 Lincoln 3,880 285 $27,817,000
West Central School District 49-7 West Central School District 49-7 Minnehaha 1,365 89 $10,548,000
Huron School District 02-2 Huron School District 02-2 Beadle 2,456 155 $21,006,000
Dakota Valley School District 61-8 Dakota Valley School District 61-8 Union 1,281 79 $10,370,000
Madison Central School District 39-2 Madison Central School District 39-2 Lake 1,153 80 $8,885,000
Lennox School District 41-4Lennox School District 41-4 Lincoln 1,111 71 $7,736,000
Mitchell School District 17-2 Mitchell School District 17-2 Davison 2,770 184 $23,097,000
Pierre School District 32-2 Pierre School District 32-2 Hughes 2,647 165 $19,597,000
Rapid City Area School District 51-4 Rapid City Area School District 51-4 Pennington 13,651 830 $117,960,000
Shannon County School District 65-1 Shannon County School District 65-1 Shannon 1,522 93 $22,938,000
Sioux Falls School District 49-5 Sioux Falls School District 49-5 Minnehaha 24,109 1512 $191,460,000
Spearfish School District 40-2 Spearfish School District 40-2 Lawrence 2,228 155 $15,722,000
Meade School District 46-1 Meade School District 46-1 Meade 2,666 186 $20,418,000
Todd County School District 66-1 Todd County School District 66-1 Todd 2,007 169 $23,473,000
Vermillion School District 13-1 Vermillion School District 13-1 Clay 1,221 89 $10,757,000
Watertown School District 14-4 Watertown School District 14-4 Codington 4,015 238 $29,251,000
Yankton School District 63-3 Yankton School District 63-3 Yankton 2,795 166 $22,485,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp
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