Our Schools

Welcome to the Dickinson Public School distict, 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 almost 700 staff members providing services to 4,100 students.

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

Berg Elementary School

307 3rd Ave West
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0010

Dickinson High School

979 13th Ave West
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0030

Dickinson Middle School

2675 21st Street West
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0021

Heart River Elementary School

720 7th Street SW
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0012

Located in the southwestern North Dakota, the city of Dickinson continues to welcome newcomers from around the United States and the world. At Heart River Elementary, nearly 300 students attend school daily to receive instruction and support from a staff consisting of twenty-seven certified educators and seventeen classified staff members.

Jefferson Elementary School

599 11th Ave West
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0013

The Roughrider K-8 Virtual Academy is another option for our DPS students.
Students can:
→ Take online courses for free
→ Take a full-time online course load at home
→ Do coursework online but maintain a traditional 175-day school calendar
→ Be a full-time online student

Roughrider K-8 Virtual Academy is a school of choice that provides a fully online educational option for DPS students. Students enrolled in the Virtual Academy are required to participate in District and State assessments and adhere to all district policies concerning attendance, participation, and completion of all coursework. The Roughrider K-8 Virtual Academy principal reserves the right to make enrollment exceptions based on individual student’s academic needs and what is in the best interest of the individual student.

The Roughrider 9-12 Virtual Academy is a new opportunity within the Dickinson Public School District to help meet the needs of our students who would like to continue as entirely virtual learners or be blended learners with Dickinson High School. It is a stand-alone 9-12 school with shared staff, teachers, and administrators from Dickinson High School.

Lincoln Elementary School

102 West 10the Street
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0014

Prairie Rose Elementary School

2785 10th Ave West
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0016

Our doors opened for the very first time on August 21, 2013. Our building currently houses more than 515 students in grades K-5. Our students are instructed and led by a quality staff consisting of 64 certified teachers and classified staff. Our new building features updated classrooms with state of the art technology. Our library has a collection of over 10,000 books which can be checked out through our computerized checkout system.

Roosevelt Elementary School

230 3rd Ave East
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0015

Southwest Community High School

402 4th Street West
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0042

Southwest Community High School is an alternative high school operated by the Dickinson Public School District. The purpose of the school is to provide an educational alternative to students who have had difficulty learning in the traditional high school setting. 

Programs

Adult Learning Center

402 4th Street West
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0008

At the Dickinson Adult Learning Center, we are dedicated to serving the needs of our community. Our services include academic tutoring, computer classes, English as a Foreign Language, GED program completion, test proctoring, and more.

Dickinson Public Schools Foundation

444 4th Street SE
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 590-0495

The Dickinson Public Schools Foundation was established in 1989.  A Board of Directors was created, bylaws were written and the Foundation applied for their 501(c)3 status as a tax exempt organization. We fund projects that go above and beyond the school district’s budget – projects that are not the school district’s responsibility. The mission of the Dickinson Public Schools Foundation, Inc., is “to provide private financial support to enrich the quality of education in the Dickinson Public Schools.”

West Dakota Parents and Family Resource Center

444 4th Street SE
Dickinson, ND 58601
(701) 456-0007

West Dakota Parent & Family Resource Center, established in 1997, is a collaborative partnership with parents and communities providing skills, resources and support through education to families in Region VIII.

Services sponsored and supported by:

  • F.E.E.T.
  • Dickinson Public Schools
  • NDSU Extension
  • United Way of Dickinson
  • Dept. of Human Services- Community Based Family Resources & Support
  • ND Child Abuse Prevention
  • Community Sponsors