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Red Cloud High School Photo #1 - Tipi set up in front of Holy Rosary Church, Red Cloud Indian School, Pine Ridge, South Dakota (Pine Ridge Indian Reservation)
"The Red Cloud Indian Schools provides 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 as well as courses in ethics, religion, Lakota culture, Lakota religion, and Lakota language.
The Red Cloud Indian School, Inc, is a non-profit corporation 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 mission of Red Cloud Indian School - Holy Rosary Mission, a Catholic Institution administered by the Jesuits and the Lakota People, is to develop and grow as a vibrant Church, through an education of the mind and spirit that promotes Lakota and Catholic values.".

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 237 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12

Student Body

Total Students
237 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Red Cloud High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • "The Red Cloud Indian Schools provides 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 as well as courses in ethics, religion, Lakota culture, Lakota religion, and Lakota language. The Red Cloud Indian School, Inc, is a non-profit corporation 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 mission of Red Cloud Indian School - Holy Rosary Mission, a Catholic Institution administered by the Jesuits and the Lakota People, is to develop and grow as a vibrant Church, through an education of the mind and spirit that promotes Lakota and Catholic values."

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 237 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in South Dakota is $3,644 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in South Dakota is 97% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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