Yankton High School
- YANKTON, SD
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade C+
- College Prepgrade C+
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B
- Health & Safetygrade B
- Administrationgrade C+
- Sportsgrade A
- Foodgrade B
- Resources & Facilitiesgrade C+
Yankton High School is an above average, public school located in YANKTON, SD. It has 939 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 50% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
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Percent Proficient - Reading
Percent Proficient - Math
Average Graduation Rate
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- grade B minus33 Students
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Overall Niche Grade
- Cost of Livinggrade A minus
- Good for Familiesgrade B
- Housinggrade B
Median Household Income
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Culture & Safety
Health & Safety
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
82%of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 11 responses
82%of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 11 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 31 responses
- Watching football games at Crane Youngworth26%
- Burning of the Y19%
- Gong Show19%
- Homecoming Coronation13%
- Participating in the marching band13%
- State one act6%
grade B minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Free or Reduced Lunch
92%of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 13 responses
77%of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 13 responses
92%of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 13 responses
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
68%of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 19 responses
84%of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 19 responses
79%of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 19 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$9,714 / year
74%of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 19 responses
37%of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 19 responses
63%of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 19 responses
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Yankton High School Reviews
Rating 3.6 out of 5 129 reviews
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I was at Yankton for a few years, when we moved I felt very welcomed right away. I felt like the diversity of the school really helped to make it easier to fit in somewhere and to meet new people. I think the culture of the school was very good for the most part and I had a lot of fun times but was pushed to work hard. There is such a large variety of clubs that the school offers and I loved the variety and it really got me involved into more than I ever was at my other school. I was able to contribute more to the school, the community, and to myself. I was apart of sports for a little and I had some great experiences where I really felt the team come together especially on the cross country team. You felt like it was a little family and the coach was willing to be your friend but to also push you to do your best! I had a great experience at Yankton High School, I wish I came earlier and did all of my high school years there. I’m happy I got the opportunity to experience the school!
Yankton has the potential to have a great high school but lacks structure. There is a lack of respect and empathy between the students and staff. I believe if there was better communication between the school district and families that many problems would be resolved. However, on a positive note, the high school offers many academic opportunities to take college-level classes with dual credit.
I'm a senior that currently is enrolled at Yankton High School and I think that Yankton is a very good high school overall and I would recommend it. I played football, basketball, baseball, and track at some point during my 4 years here and I had an amazing time and I wouldn't trade my memories for anything. Overall, I think this school was a little above average compared to other schools and I certainly wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else in South Dakota.