Pierre schools among the best in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D.(DRGNews)- The 2022-23 Report Card outlining performance of South Dakota’s public schools is out and shows promising growth in key data at the school, district and state levels.

Pierre School District Superintendent Dr. Kelly Glodt says staff are taking a close look at the district’s scores.

Glodt says the tests show a variety of information.

He says the state tests are used alongside local assessments to measure how Pierre’s students are doing.

The state Department of Education also recently released information about student performance on ACT tests. Glodt says Pierre students’ scores rank right at the top.

Glodt credits those high scores to the education Pierre students receive at all levels.

South Dakota students earned an average composite score of 21.1, which is above the national average and the highest in the region. Nearly 60% of the state’s 2023 graduates took the ACT.