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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
T.F. Riggs High School is a highly rated, public school located in Pierre, SD. It has 753 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1010 E Broadway Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone
(605) 773-7350
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T.F. Riggs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
1270
7 responses
Average ACT
26
157 responses
AP Enrollment
7%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    A-
Median Household Income
$56,110
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$617
National
$949
Median Home Value
$168,700
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B
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.17 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 46 responses
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  • Homecoming
    37%
  • Athletic Activities
    24%
  • Big Band Jazz Dances
    11%
  • King of Hearts
    11%
  • Theatre
    9%
  • Homecoming
    2%
  • Spirit Week
    2%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
753
Free or Reduced Lunch
19%
95%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$41,958
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.31 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
$12,725/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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T.F. Riggs High School Reviews

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Love our schools! Great teachers, facilities, and sports venues. We have a great mix of students also that provide many great attributes to the school.
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I really enjoy being a student at T.F. Riggs High School. Being a student here is more than just learning. I always have social interactions with many different friends that I have made over the last four years. The teachers here are incredible. They are extremely smart and very easy to get along with. I am never afraid to go up to them and just ask for help, as they are always willing to provide it. The parents are also very involved in this school and help all of us students make sure we are successful and also have a fun time. They help us to set up our prom and parents senior parties, which are very fun activities that allow the students and parents to be social.
I liked the friends that I made and the musical performances I was able to be in. I had a few memorable teachers that put their hearts into their teaching. However, higher faculty liked to sweep problems under the rug. Bullying would be very likely ignored. A sexual assault cases would be "investigated," I'm sure, but nothing public would be said in addressing the case.