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Oglala Lakota County currently does not have a public high school.
Oglala Lakota County currently does not have a public high school.
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March 2, 2017

Oglala Lakota County Plans School Improvements

Oglala Lakota County is planning to expand an elementary school and looking to build a public high school, reports KOTA News. The high school would be the first public high school on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Wolf Creek school is currently in desperate need of expanded facilities. The school was originally build to accommodate 350 students, but Anthony Fairbanks, superintendent of the school, believes enrollment may be as high as 900 by the end of this school year.

Currently, Oglala Lakota County does not have a public high school. Officials are currently conducting a needs assessment which includes soliciting community feedback through a survey. School leaders are also exploring options for funding the high school.

To learn more about Pine Ridge, visit the Black Hills Knowledge Network’s online news archive or visit the Oglala Lakota County or Pine Ridge Reservation education and training issue hub pages. 

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