About Dickinson Public Schools

Dickinson Public Schools is the largest employer in the city of Dickinson with almost 800 staff members providing services to 4,100 students.

DPS consists of nine schools governed by a board of five members:

  • 1 High School (Grades 9-12)
  • 1 Alternative High School (Grades 9-12)
  • 1 Middle School (Grades 6-8)
  • 6 Elementary Schools (Grade K-5)
  • 1 Early Childhood Center (Pre-K)

Since 2009, Dickinson Public Schools has grown by over 1,200 students. While growth has slowed, we are projecting an increase of almost 500 students by 2023. Our goal is to continue to hire team members who are well-educated and inspired to serve all students.

Our mission is to prepare all learners for life-long success through a safe, collaborative, and innovative learning community.

Success for all!!


Our staff is offered a comprehensive benefit package which includes:

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Various Discounts

Our teacher salary is one of the highest in the state of North Dakota. The salary range per the 2019-2021 Professional Negotiated Agreements is $45,549 – $74,535.

All Dickinson Public Schools operate as Professional Learning Communities and implement Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports.

All schools are accredited by AdvancED, a non-profit organization that conducts rigorous reviews of K-12 schools and school systems.


The Dickinson Public Schools is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment free from discrimination and harassment in all employment and educational programs, activities, and facilities. The District prohibits discrimination and harassment based on a student and/or employee’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, marital status, or other status protected by law.