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.
The University Center - Rapid City represents a partnership among South Dakota's six public universities working cooperatively to deliver accessible, high-quality education in one convenient location
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
Black Hills Beauty College
Headlines Academy of Cosmetology & Massage
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Black Hills Indian Bible College
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