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About DPS

Welcome to the Dickinson Public School district, a growing school system in western North Dakota.  Dickinson Public Schools has been serving the city of Dickinson and surrounding communities since 1893 and is the largest employer in the city of Dickinson, with over 600 staff members providing services to approximately 4,200 students.   

DPS consists of thirteen 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 Program
  • 2 Online Schools (K-8 & 9-12) 
  • Southwest Area Career & Technical Education Academy
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Since 2009, Dickinson Public Schools has grown by over 1,200 students. Our goal is to continue to hire team members who are well-educated and inspired to serve all students.

The mission of Dickinson Public Schools is to prepare all learners for life-long success through a safe, collaborative and innovative learning community.

Central Administration Offices

Dickinson Public Schools
444 4th Street West
Dickinson, ND 58601

District Main Phone: 701-456-0002


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


Success for all!