Lead - Education & Training
Lead-Deadwood School District
Students in and around Lead attend school in the Lead-Deadwood School District. In the 2013-2012 school year, the district enrolled 852 students in grades K-12.
The district is led by Superintendent Dan Leikvold, who can be reached at http://drleikvold.edublogs.org
118 students graduated from the Lead-Deadwood School District in 2012. According to the South Dakota Department of Education, Lead-Deadwood HIgh School's graduation rate was 93.33 percent in 2012, a rise from the 89.06 percent in 2011 and much higher than the statewide average of 83.3 percent.
To view a statistical profile of funding, student and staff data, see the South Dakota Department of Education's 2011-2012 Profile of the Lead-Deadwood School District. A map of the Lead-Deadwod School District is available on the Lawrence County website.
Students in the Lead-Deadwood School District have taken the annual Dakota STEP test to ensure that the district is making adequate yearly progress (AYP) in reading and math. According to the State of South Dakota's report card, Lead-Deadwood students achieved AYP in all categories in all grades tested in elementary, middle and high schools in the spring of 2011, with the exception of high school sudents, who did not make AYP in math.
In 2011-2012, 44 students took the ACT exam. The average composite score was 21.0. To compare Lead-Deadwood School District ACT scores with other Black Hills districts, click here.
Lead-Deadwood Board of Education meets at 4 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the Lead-Deadwood High School board room. http://www.lead-deadwood.k12.sd.us/
Its board members serve three-year terms. Current members are:
Vice President Tim Madsen - Tim.Madsen@blackhillscorp.com
Gary Keehn - Gary.Keehn@k12.sd.us
Tera Mau - Tera.Mau@k12.sd.us
Suzanne Rogers - Suzanne.Rogers@k12.sd.us