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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+
T.F. Riggs High School is an above average, public school located in Pierre, SD. It has 797 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 17 to 1. According to state test scores, 52% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
Address
1010 E Broadway Ave
Pierre, SD 57501
Telephone
(605) 773-7350
Website

T.F. Riggs High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
52%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
126 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B-
  2. Diversity
    NG
  3. Cost of Living
    A-
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,868
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$579
National
$949
Median Home Value
$164,900
National
$184,700

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
797
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
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
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,734
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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My experience at Riggs so far has been good, but it could for sure be better. I love the teachers and the administrators at school. I also love their willingness to help, however, our school is possibly the worst when it comes to bullying. Our whole school is all about no bullying and making it a bully free zone. I see bullying all the time, but the worst part is that there is usually a teacher or adult watching that does nothing. There is one teacher in the whole school that I know of that has ever actually stood up for a student and done something about what she saw happening in her classroom. A lot of times I see teachers on their phones while someone is being bullied right in front of them. It feels like they don't care very much sometimes. Like they have better things in life to do than to defend you and make sure you are safe and okay.
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.