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Education

Rapid City considers education to be the cornerstone for our community’s future. By investing in the education of our residents, we are demonstrating our confidence that the community will continue to prosper.

Rapid City Area School District 51-4 services an approximate student population of 13,915 in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. With 1,037 full-time classroom teachers, the district’s overall student/teacher ratio is 13.4:

• 15 (K-5 grade) elementary schools
• 5 (6-8 grade) middle schools
• 4 (9-12 grades) high schools
• Special services at Jefferson Building

For more information, visit www.rcas.org.

Private School Options:

Black Hills Lutheran School |
www.bhlutheran.org

Calvary Christian School
www.calvarychristianschoolrapidcity.com

Children’s House Montessori
www.chkids.net

Creekside Christian School
www.creeksidechristianrc.org

Rapid City Christian School
www.rcchristian.org

St. Paul’s Lutheran School
www.stpaulsknights.org

Seventh Day Adventist School
www.rapid22.adventistschoolconnect.org

Rapid City Catholic School System
www.rccss.org

Zion Lutheran School and Preschool
www.zionrc.org

Rapid City Schools Homeschool Connection
www.public.rcas.org/HomeSchool/Pages/default.aspx

Post Secondary Education

Rapid City has many great opportunities for higher education.

Black Hills Beauty College
www.bhbeautycollege.com

Black Hills State University
www.bhsu.edu

Black Hills State University-Rapid City including classes from University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, Northern State University | www.bhsu.edu/rapidcity

Headlines Academy
www.headlinesacademy.com

Hot Rod Institute
www.hotrod.edu

John Witherspoon College
www.jwc.edu

National American University
www.national.edu

Oglala Lakota College
www.olc.edu

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology
www.sdsmt.edu

South Dakota State University/West River Graduate Nursing
www.sdstate.edu/nursing/standard-option-rapid-city

South Dakota State University West River Undergraduate Nursing
www.sdstate.edu

South Dakota State West River Center for Agriculture
www.sdstate.edu/west-river-ag-center

University of South Dakota College of Nursing
www.usd.edu/health-sciences/nursing

Western Dakota Tech
www.wdt.edu

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