Local Area Schools

St. Francis Indian School is a chartered Tribal Contract School in which 25% of our tribal students attend K-12.  Students residing inthe western area of the Reservation attend school at Crazy Horse School and the White River School District. 


The remaining student population attends the Todd County School District and the area public school located within the original boundaries of the Reservation.  Todd County School District is comprised of nine elementary schools located across the Reservation with a centralized middle and high School in Mission.  Links to all of the local area school is provided in our drop down menu.


 The Sicangu Owayawa Oti is a charterd Dormitory Facility that serves students who reside in Todd, Cherry, Mellette and Shannon counties. The staff at SOO provide a positive learning environment for high risk students.  For more information contact them directly at (605) 856-4486.

Boarding Schools

We work closely with students, families and local agencies to provide the best possible alternative education for our tribal students. Boarding School applications are available at our office. You can call them directly or visit their website for further information.


Chemawa Indian School          


503 399-5721


Crow Creek School                  


605 852-2455   

800 370-7908


Flandreau Indian School          


605 997-5202

800 942-1647


Marty Indian School                


605 384-5933


Pierre Indian Learning Center   


605 224-8661

800 562-8661


Riverside Indian High School    


405 247-8000

888 886-2029


Sherman Indian High School    




St. Joseph Indian School             


605 234-3465

RST/Sicangu Education Dept

(605) 747-2833      

(605) 747-5479 Fax

Email: cindy.young@rst-nsn.gov



Lakota Tiwahe Center

(605) 747-4145

Email: chenoa.lapointe@rst-nsn.gov



Higher Education Program

(605) 747-2375

(605) 747-5479

Email: rsthighered@gwtc.net



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