Red Cloud Indian School

100 Mission Dr,
Pine Ridge, SD, 57770-0577
Tel: (605)867-5888
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 534 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 99%
State avg.: 19%
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 Red Cloud Elementary School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Red Cloud Elementary School (0 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Pine Ridge Red Cloud High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    100 Mission Drive
    Pine Ridge , SD , 57770
    (605)867-1289
    (Roman Catholic)
    0  mi  |  237  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Pine Ridge
    Red Cloud Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    100 Mission Drive
    Pine Ridge , SD , 57770
    (605)867-5889
    (Roman Catholic)
    0  mi  |  222  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Chadron Prairie View Adventist School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    602 Bordeaux St
    Chadron , NE , 69337
    (308)432-4228
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    33.4  mi  |  7  students  |  Gr.  1-7
  • Chadron
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    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1000 Main St - Burkhiser Technology Comp
    Chadron , NE , 69337
    (308)432-6372
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    33.7  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  PK-KG
  • Hot Springs Bethesda Lutheran School
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1537 Baltimore Ave
    Hot Springs , SD , 57747
    (605)745-6676
    (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    41.4  mi  |  14  students  |  Gr.  PK-5

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