South Dakota Schools

  • SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
  • 700 GOVERNORS DRIVE
  • PIERRE, SD 57501
  • (605) 773-3248
Below is a summary of public and private K-12 schools in South Dakota, the information provided includes details on state finances, overall faculty numbers and student enrollment. We have also collected graduation and dropout rates which are broken down by grade and race.

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State Information For Public Schools

South Dakota School Rankings

State Ranking
Graduation Rate84.4%6
Dropout Rate2.3%5
Per Pupil Spending$8,42242
Students Per Teacher13.718
Number of Schools73040
Number of Students126,42946
Number of (FTE) Teachers9,24445

South Dakota Student, Faculty and Staff Statistics (2008)

Student Enrollment Per Grade
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Student Enrollment126,42913.7
Prekindergarten Students2,62616.5
Kindergarten Students10,31522.1
1st Grade Students9,462-
2nd Grade Students9,260-
3rd Grade Students9,314-
4th Grade Students9,234-
5th Grade Students9,142-
6th Grade Students9,326-
7th Grade Students9,352-
8th Grade Students9,446-
9th Grade Students10,580-
10th Grade Students10,357-
11th Grade Students9,184-
12th Grade Students8,831-
Ungraded Students--
Teachers Per Grade Level
    Student/Teacher Ratio
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Teachers9,24413.7
Prekindergarten Teachers15916.5
Kindergarten Teachers46722.1
Elementary Teachers5,165-
Secondary Teachers2,553-
Teachers of Ungraded Classes900-
Instructional Faculty
   
Instructional Aides2,520
Instructional Coordinators and Supervisors102
Guidance Counselors & Directors
   
Total Guidance Counselors & Directors317
Elementary193
Secondary124
Other-
Librarians & Staff
   
Librarians141
Library Support Staff58
Administrators
   
Total Administrators & Support Staff6,009
Local Education Agency (LEA) Administrators624
LEA Administrative Support Staff407
School Administrators415
School Administrative Support Staff454
Student Support Services713
Other Support Services Staff3,396

South Dakota State Financial Details (2008)

State Revenues For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Revenues$1,206,955,329-
Total Local Revenues$599,501,09549.7%
Property Tax$501,752,99241.6%
Non-Property Tax--
Local Government Property Tax--
Local Government Non-Property Tax$18,872,2701.6%
Individual Tuition$668,1340.06%
Tuition From LEAs$824,7330.07%
Individual Transportation Fees$117,5150.01%
Transportation Fees From LEAs$19,7730.00%
Earnings on Investments$18,087,8161.5%
Food Service$26,812,6522.2%
Student Activities$5,957,4930.5%
Textbooks--
Summer School$1,760,0650.1%
Other Revenues$25,472,1582.1%
Intermediate Revenues$13,224,9321.1%
Total State Revenues$409,679,90433.9%
Total Federal Revenues$184,549,39815.3%
Direct Grants$58,251,0074.8%
Revenues Through State$121,038,99810.0%
Revenues Through Intermediate Agencies$1,821,9780.2%
Other Sources$3,437,4150.3%
State Expenses For Education
    Percent of Total
Total Current Expenditures$1,037,874,904-
Total Instructional Expenditures$602,722,22058.1%
Salaries$405,552,35139.1%
Teacher Salaries - Regular$294,333,24228.4%
Teacher Salaries - Special Education$28,169,4162.7%
Teacher Salaries - Vocational$11,419,0931.1%
Teacher Salaries - Other$15,942,3581.5%
Employee Benefits$113,527,32110.9%
Purchased Services$27,054,1952.6%
Tuition To Private and Out-of-State Schools$7,724,1770.7%
Tuition To Other LEAs In-State$3,545,5690.3%
Supplies$47,256,8511.2%
Property$1,607,3250.2%
Other--
Textbooks$11,910,4641.1%
Salaries$178,905,11317.2%
Student Support$31,147,2843.0%
Instructional Staff Support$25,012,1372.4%
General Administration Support$20,105,2621.9%
School Administration Support$37,547,5523.6%
Operation & Maintenance Support$37,708,7753.6%
Student Transportation Support$10,757,8561.0%
Other Support$16,626,2471.6%
Employee Benefits$52,111,2085.0%
Student Support$8,297,8480.8%
Instructional Staff Support$6,325,6640.6%
General Administration Support$5,906,3430.6%
School Administration Support$11,394,3781.1%
Operation & Maintenance Support$11,791,1351.1%
Student Transportation Support$2,564,4430.2%
Other Support$5,831,3970.6%
Purchased Services$108,132,39310.4%
Student Support$16,242,3521.6%
Instructional Staff Support$6,100,4430.6%
General Administration Support$7,043,1170.7%
School Administration Support$1,621,7790.2%
Operation & Maintenance Support$47,421,8404.6%
Student Transportation Support$17,535,5421.7%
Other Support$12,167,3201.2%
Supplies$27,730,0762.7%
Student Support$1,224,6870.1%
Instructional Staff Support$5,641,6500.5%
General Administration Support$918,9840.09%
School Administration Support$738,9070.07%
Operation & Maintenance Support$10,994,5291.1%
Student Transportation Support$6,824,7010.7%
Other Support$1,386,6180.1%
Property$20,584,4322.0%
Student Support$52,2930.01%
Instructional Staff Support$2,821,1940.3%
General Administration Support$67,9640.01%
School Administration Support$137,0070.01%
Operation & Maintenance Support$10,667,6791.0%
Student Transportation Support$4,037,0970.4%
Other Support$2,801,1980.3%
Other$9,190,1240.9%
Student Support$29,7180.00%
Instructional Staff Support$312,9310.03%
General Administration Support$3,191,6880.3%
School Administration Support$260,8560.03%
Operation & Maintenance Support$3,785,3480.4%
Student Transportation Support$623,9330.06%
Other Support$985,6500.09%
Total Non-Instructional Expenditures$59,083,7705.7%
Food Services$54,159,3355.2%
Salaries$18,555,7161.8%
Employee Benefits$5,320,7380.5%
Purchased Services$6,419,5450.6%
Supplies$23,600,9212.3%
Property--
Other$262,4150.03%
Enterprise$4,924,4350.5%
Salaries$3,067,5300.3%
Employee Benefits$668,4480.06%
Purchased Services$574,9770.06%
Supplies$576,0910.06%
Property--
Other$37,3890.00%

South Dakota State Graduation and Dropout Details (2007)

Graduation Rate By Race
    Graduation Rate
American Indian 51.3%
Asian 97.4%
Hispanic 73.3%
Black 85.6%
White 88.3%
Total 84.4%
Diploma Count By Race
    Diploma Count
American Indian 515
Asian 111
Hispanic 129
Black 125
White 7,707
Total 8,582
Other High School Completion Certificate (OHC) Recipients By Race
    OHC Count
American Indian -
Asian -
Hispanic -
Black -
White -
Total -
General Equivalency Diploma (GED) Recipients By Race (Ages 16-19)
    GED Count
American Indian 91
Asian 3
Hispanic 13
Black 8
White 303
Total 429
Dropout Rates By Grade
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Grade 91611.5%
Grade 102432.4%
Grade 112112.4%
Grade 122562.9%
Grades 9-12 Total8712.3%
Dropout Rates By Race (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
American Indian1099.9%
Asian-2.0%
Hispanic64.0%
Black72.4%
White391.4%
Dropout Rates By Gender (Grades 9-12)
  Dropouts Dropout Rate
Male4802.5%
Female3912.1%
City List
City Name Schools Students S:T Ratio
Median Income
Rating
Grade
Aberdeen193,87413.6$33,276
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Academy2329.9-
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Alcester33159.9$29,432
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Alexandria634712.3$31,875
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Arlington433312.6$34,688
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Armour31738.6$28,438
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Avon324112.9$27,656
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Baltic346413.3$46,023
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Batesland227115.9$32,250
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Belle Fourche61,35915.1$26,875
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Beresford462913.7$35,331
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Big Stone City31088.9$31,250
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Bison31357.0$30,000
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Bonesteel31499.1$26,389
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Bowdle31338.6$25,417
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Box Elder62,46213.4$32,344
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Brandon42,77818.4$58,421
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Bridgewater31096.6$31,765
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Britton550613.4$31,148
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Brookings82,79414.4$31,266
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Buffalo31809.5$21,875
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Burke31989.8$23,056
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Canistota324711.7$31,389
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Canton385614.8$38,654
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Carpenter2189.0-
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Castlewood430115.0$36,607
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Centerville32419.8$29,615
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Chamberlain585610.4$34,487
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Chester563617.6-
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Clark332912.7$29,432
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Clear Lake354715.0$31,522
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Colman325714.4$32,143
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Colome323711.5$26,771
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Colton383714.4$42,054
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Conde30-$28,875
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Corsica318010.4$27,589
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Custer584011.1$31,739
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De Smet331912.5$27,760
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Dell Rapids487412.4$42,572
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Delmont2377.4$23,750
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Doland41308.1$30,313
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Dupree336110.9$22,250
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Eagle Butte62785.3$18,611
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Edgemont417710.2$24,919
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Elk Point372414.6$41,157
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Elkton433811.9$36,667
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Emery317910.3$28,958
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Estelline427813.3$27,679
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Ethan424710.8$37,917
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Eureka31939.7$19,826
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Faith421511.3$27,708
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Faulkton731911.2$29,853
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Flandreau461510.9$31,090
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Florence322711.4$39,375
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Forestburg31628.1-
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Fort Pierre446812.7$41,181
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Frankfort2549.7$30,357
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Frederick319610.6$31,500
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Freeman432912.0$29,152
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Garretson354814.8$39,352
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Gayville324713.4$35,000
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Gettysburg324312.0$30,469
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Gregory336212.7$23,173
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Groton363113.2$38,125
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Harrisburg31,45613.6$51,196
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Hartford394715.9$48,333
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Hayes21313.0-
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Hayti368315.8$39,688
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Henry31519.3$36,607
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Hermosa22329.8$35,341
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Herreid31339.4$29,444
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Highmore329311.3$29,135
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Hill City350512.3$32,500
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Hot Springs486814.2$27,079
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Hoven31257.4$28,942
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Howard336911.3$26,544
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Hurley314610.2$35,313
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Huron122,10515.2$29,097
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Ipswich532311.8$33,073
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Irene21399.0$30,500
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Iroquois72049.6$25,625
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Isabel40-$14,643
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Kadoka22438.1$26,875
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Kennebec219510.4$36,875
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Kimball526911.4$32,167
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Lake Andes43849.3$21,000
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Lake Preston31988.9$29,125
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Langford318510.7$28,214
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Lead244213.0$29,485
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Lemmon330013.1$28,109
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Lennox375915.1$35,217
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Leola51958.2$24,559
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Madison61,13413.8$30,434
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Marion320610.7$36,406
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Martin358512.0$26,779
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Mcintosh320210.3$26,875
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Mclaughlin34338.5$22,500
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Mellette328313.6$34,107
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Menno31998.5$26,750
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Milbank487414.4$28,194
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Miller545610.7$28,929
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Mission91,43011.2$23,631
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Mitchell112,47813.8$31,308
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Mobridge565913.2$25,583
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Montrose421610.9$31,250
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Mount Vernon323710.9$36,806
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Murdo31668.3$30,104
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New Underwood326111.4$32,750
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Newell333810.6$24,000
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North Sioux City41,09114.4$39,333
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Oelrichs31266.8$27,222
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Olivet24310.8$35,625
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Onida322810.6$35,750
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Parker334712.0$37,250
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Parkston560312.7$29,662
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Philip529511.7$31,103
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Pierre82,52815.7$42,962
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Pine Ridge452611.2$21,089
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Plankinton529415.0$32,019
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Platte540811.3$30,369
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Pollock31010.0$24,545
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Porcupine332710.6$24,583
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Presho21999.1$30,893
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Ramona31056.8$24,583
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Rapid City3612,96216.4$35,978
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Raymond2327.6$33,750
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Redfield461812.1$27,743
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Revillo31469.6$30,313
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Roscoe31429.8$24,875
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Rosholt42209.8$30,547
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Roslyn3674.9$19,375
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Rutland31077.3-
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Salem537911.9$34,500
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Scotland431711.6$28,984
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Selby420910.7$27,639
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Sioux Falls7321,68914.7$41,221
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Sisseton387811.3$26,698
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Spearfish41,98614.2$26,887
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Springfield2479.5$29,464
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Stickney31328.7$28,906
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Stratford3418.7$22,500
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Sturgis41,85814.0$30,253
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Summit31309.9$18,875
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Tabor39510.4$30,694
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Tea31,22715.4$50,671
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Timber Lake332110.8$27,500
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Tripp31878.6$24,609
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Tulare29712.2$25,313
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Tyndall343713.2$28,042
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Union Center2103.5-
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Utica23611.4$25,417
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Vermillion51,29513.3$24,095
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Viborg426611.2$29,231
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Volga457213.4$41,818
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Wagner477911.9$21,863
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Wakpala22159.0-
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Wall423510.0$36,563
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Warner329914.9$46,667
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Watertown143,76514.5$34,348
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Waubay31808.5$25,395
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Waverly31919.7-
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Webster349714.1$29,457
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Wessington Springs529811.3$31,736
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White522911.2$31,528
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White Lake31308.2$25,500
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White River43629.9$25,500
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Willow Lake41738.0$30,625
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Wilmot324311.1$25,000
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Winfred2378.4-
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Winner368813.3$26,277
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Wolsey326711.7$35,313
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Woonsocket21829.2$30,341
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Yankton92,78515.9$31,843
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