Red Cloud Indian School

100 Mission Dr,
Pine Ridge, SD, 57770-0577
     Tel: (605)867-5888
Grades: K - 12 | 505 students
The Red Cloud Indian School, Inc., is a non-profit corporation (501C3) operating as an accredited private school and organized under the laws of the state of South Dakota.
Private donations support 97 percent of Red Cloud Indian School.
We receive no Federal, State, or Tribal funds.
The Red Cloud Indian School provides a quality education of the mind and heart for almost 600 Native American students every day.
The main campus near Pine Ridge Village consists of one of the largest private Native American schools in the country.
The mission of The Red Cloud Indian Schools is to provide a quality education from kindergarten through high school to the Native American children on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
The educational process at Red Cloud Indian School attempts to give lakota students the skills they need to compete in the larger society while retaining the traditional values and culture of the Lakota heritage.
Course work includes a basic educational curriculum (Math, Science, History, etc.) as well as courses in ethics, religion, Lakota culture, Lakota religion, and Lakota language.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Jesuit Secondary Education Association (JSEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 12

Student Body

Total Students 505 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 99%
State avg.: 36%
Students by Grade Red Cloud Indian School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Red Cloud High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Prairie View Adventist School (33.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chadron State College Child Development Center Lab (33.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pine RidgeRed Cloud High School
      (Roman Catholic)
    100 Mission Drive
    Pine RidgeSD57770
    (605)867-1289
      (Roman Catholic)
    0 mi | 237 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • ChadronPrairie View Adventist School
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    602 Bordeaux St
    ChadronNE69337
    (308)432-4228
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    33.4 mi | 9 students | Gr. 1-7                      
  • ChadronChadron State College Child Development Center Lab
    Daycare / Preschool
    1000 Main St - Burkhiser Technology Comp
    ChadronNE69337
    (308)432-6372
    Daycare / Preschool
    33.7 mi | 5 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • Hot SpringsBethesda Lutheran School
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1537 Baltimore Ave
    Hot SpringsSD57747
    (605)745-6676
      (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    41.4 mi | 17 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Rapid CityRapid City Christian School
      (Christian)
    23757 Arena Drive
    Rapid CitySD57702
    (605)341-3377
      (Christian)
    55.6 mi | 123 students | Gr. 6-12                      

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