Even before a child turns "school age", parents will start to weigh the option of sending their little one to either a public school or a private school. If the pros and cons list has been made, and all signs are pointing to a private school system, a study by Niche.com might help you decide which private school is the best for your family.

Niche.com has gathered more than 120,000 opinions from 16,000 students and parents in their evaluation to find the Best Private High Schools in America. With some help from some key student statistics, Niche.com gave rankings to South Dakota's private schools.

High rankings were given to South Dakota's private schools if the students were happy with their school experience (including such things as health, safety and academics), had great teachers, an accepting and positive school culture and involvement in sports and other extra-curricular activities.

According to the rankings by Niche.com, South Dakota's Best Private High School is O'Gorman High School in Sioux Falls.

The 2016 Best Private High Schools in South Dakota in this order are:

  1. O'Gorman High School - Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  2. Red Cloud Indian School - Pine Ridge, South Dakota
  3. Dakota Christian School - Corsica, South Dakota
  4. Roncalli Junior/Senior High School - Aberdeen, South Dakota
  5. Rapid City Catholic School System - Rapid City, South Dakota
  6. Mitchell Christian School - Mitchell, South Dakota
  7. Rapid City Christian School - Rapid City, South Dakota
  8. Sioux Falls Christian Schools - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Here are the details on Niche.com's Rankings Methodology.

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