Dakota Valley High School
#1 Best Public High Schools in Union County
- Dakota Valley School District, SD
- 35 reviews
Senior: The teachers at Dakota Valley truly put the needs of students first. When you think of South Dakota schools, good school districts is not the first thing that probably comes to mind due to the state being the lowest paying teacher salary rate, but the teachers at Dakota Valley are like no others. They assure that the students are comprehending the information as well as making the learning process fun. It’s not everyday you hear of a high school student enjoying school, but Dakota Valley could sure change other students prospective on that.
- 385 Students
- 16:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Elk Point-Jefferson High School
#2 Best Public High Schools in Union County
- Elk Point-Jefferson School District, SD
- 68 reviews
Senior: I like Elk Point-Jefferson High School because it is a very clean and well-kept school. The reason I didn't give it the full five stars is because I believe that the students should be given more freedom. For example, juniors and seniors, who take online dual credit classes, should be able to stay at home during that specific period. This will make for a shorter amount of time spent in the physical school building, and it will result in focused class time. I believe this change will help students focus because sometimes all we need is a change in scenery in order to get back into the learning mindset. The best way to get students to focus is to give them a mental break. Otherwise, the students feel trapped for eight hours with no other choice other than to sit, listen, and hopefully retain information. The other positive this change would bring is preparedness for college. It will help students understand the importance of time management.
- 185 Students
- 13:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
Beresford High School
#4 Best Public High Schools in Union County
- Beresford School District, SD
- 44 reviews
Senior: I really enjoy going to school here! All of my teachers are incredibly nice, helpful, and supportive. Most teachers will go out of their way to help a student to succeed, whether it is for college applications or just on how to do the lesson that we learned that day. I love the community that is offered there. I really enjoy going to school and I like the environment that is cultivated here.
- 225 Students
- 14:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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