Brandon Valley 4th, Sioux Falls 30th in ACT scores

Parkston High School’s 2013 graduating class led the state’s public schools with an average composite ACT score of 24.34.

The South Dakota Department of Education posted the ACT data to its website this week. Here are how some school districts of interest performed:

1. Parkston, 24.34

2. Brookings, 23.97

3. Milbank 23.91

4. Brandon Valley, 23.88

5. Pierre, 23.72

6. Canton, 23.49

7. Freeman, 23.48

8. Vermillion, 23.27

9. Warner, 23.24

10. Canistota, 23.24

11. West Central, 23.20

… 13. Mitchell, 23.16

… 30. Sioux Falls, 22.46

… 32. Aberdeen, 22.27

… 34. Harrisburg, 22.27

35. Yankton, 22.24

… 38. Dell Rapids, 22.12

… 42. Rapid City, 21.95

STATE AVERAGE, 21.92

… 56. Tea Area, 21.65

… 99. Huron, 20.22

… 121. Summit, 17.80

122. Todd County, 16.89

123. McLaughlin, 16.50

124. Eagle Butte, 16.06

125. Smee, 15.33

Smee is the end of the list. Twenty-five school districts had fewer than 10 taking the test, so their results were not reported.