School Districts in South-dakota | Become a Teacher in South-dakota

Teaching Schools in South Dakota Districts

South Dakota has more than 23 school districts, from Brookings county County's to Todd 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
Brookings School District 05-1 Brookings School District 05-1 Brookings 3,346 224 $25,105,000
West Central School District 49-7 West Central School District 49-7 Minnehaha 1,365 89 $10,548,000
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
Vermillion School District 13-1 Vermillion School District 13-1 Clay 1,221 89 $10,757,000
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
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
Huron School District 02-2 Huron School District 02-2 Beadle 2,456 155 $21,006,000
Sioux Falls School District 49-5 Sioux Falls School District 49-5 Minnehaha 24,109 1512 $191,460,000
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
Tea Area School District 41-5 Tea Area School District 41-5 Lincoln 1,611 103 $10,199,000
Brandon Valley School District 49-2 Brandon Valley School District 49-2 Minnehaha 3,750 223 $26,846,000
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
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
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