B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Address
1010 E Broadway Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone
(605) 773-7350
Website

T.F. Riggs High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
77%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
117 responses
AP Enrollment
10%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.16 responses
Poll
69%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Homecoming
    38%
  • Athletic Activities
    24%
  • Big Band Jazz Dances
    12%
  • King of Hearts
    10%
  • Theatre
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    2%
  • Spring Dress-up Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
829
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.2%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.30 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.30 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$8,948/ year
National
$12,239
68%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.28 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.28 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.28 responses
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T.F. Riggs High School Reviews

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TF Riggs High school is a great school! The teachers are very concerned about everyone's academics. We have a huge range of diversity. We also have teachers that have been teaching for over 20 years! There isn't a lot of clubs to join though. Sports is also very important to the school. The building is always kept clean! I like going to school everyday knowing that I'm kept safe! The teachers do a great job about caring about everyone. Also there is always friend group that you will fit in to! Overall, I'm proud to be a Governor!
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I had a great experience at T.F.Riggs High School! Teachers have always been very supportive, Helpful, and very involved in students lives. I Appreciate all the hard work the staff puts in to make every child succeed, and making the children in their community become effective role models and model citizens.
Overall, T.F. Riggs was a very nice and wll educated school. Our academic scores and achievements were some of the best in the state as well as our athletic programs! Riggs could do a better job in not being so biased as whether or not ur a jock or a "prep" or a "band geek," for say, but thats one thing Riggs really needs to work on