Schools & Education
"Rapid City Schools-Educating Tomorrow's Leaders Today"
The Rapid City Area school District is made up of 15 elementary schools, 5 middle schools, 2 high schools and 1 alternative high school academy. Approximately 13,000 students are served in grades K-12 by a total staff of about 1600 people.
Rapid City Schools web address is http://public.rcas.org/
Staffing Statistics for 2007 - 2008
Food Service: 77.55M
Student Statistics for 2007 - 2008
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Graduation Rate 2005: 77.3%
Services Available: Pre-schools, Alternative High School, Virtual High School, Guidance & Counseling, Special Education, Bus Transportation, Summer School, Kidstop, Post Technical Education, Lunch/Breakfast, Partnership Enhanced Individualized Learning
Private & Parochial: 12 Schools-Grades K-12; 115 Teachers; 1509 Enrolled
Post Secondary Education
Rapid City is home of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, a 4-year degree college specialising in engineering and related fields.
National Amerian University provides 2- and 4-year degrees in business.
Western Dakota Technical Institute provides vocational training in areas such as drafting and computers.
In Spearfish, 65 miles north, is Black Hills State University specializing in education and tourism.
Other educational facilities include:
Oglala Lakota College
Career Learning Center
SDSU College of Nursing
USD Department of Nursing
University Center - Rapid City
Black Hills Beauty College
Headlines Academy of Cosmetology & Massage
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Black Hills Indian Bible College
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