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-A Message from our Superintendent-

Welcome to the Garretson School District!
JohnsonGuy.jpgI am delighted to welcome you to the official website of the Garretson School District. Our district is located in Garretson, South Dakota, and our students come from Garretson, Sherman, and rural areas of Minnehaha County as well as Rock and Pipestone Counties in Minnesota. We offer small class sizes, an outstanding academic curriculum, and a variety of special programs and services to meet the needs of every student who enters our hallways.
As you browse this website to learn more about our district, we invite you to take advantage of some of the great tools and information available. Stay current with the latest newsletters, keep track of school events, or find out about employment opportunities. Use the Quick Links in the sidebar on this page to quickly access information about everything from school menus to state testing scores, or visit our Elementary School, Middle School and High School sites on the top to find information about some of the services our district provides. We hope you’ll bookmark this site and visit often!
Mr. Guy Johnson, Superintendent

 Mission: Creating a Gateway to Life-Long Learning

The Garretson School District is located in the southeast part of South Dakota approximately 20 minutes northeast of Sioux Falls just north of I-90 and covers over eighty-eight square miles along the Minnesota border. Garretson has a population of 1165.


The Garretson School District serves approximately 475 students. With a professional staff comprised of a Superintendent, 6-12 Principal, K-5 Principal and 33 teachers, the school has a 1:15 teacher–to-student ratio.


The preschool-12 facility is fully accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education. The Garretson School District is a member of Technology in Education (TIE) and the Prairie Lakes Educational Cooperative.

The Garretson School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following people are designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:
504 Coordinator - Teresa Johnson and Title IX Coordinator Guy Johnson: PO box C Garretson, SD 57030; (605)594-3451 or the South Dakota Regional Office for Civil Rights: Office for Civil Rights, US Dept of Education, One Petticoat Ln., 1010 Walnut St, 3rd floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106; Telephone (816)268-0550 or email:​


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Folder: 2016-2017 School Year Information
3/15/2017 8:55 AMLonghenry, Leslie A
16-17 School Calendar.pdf
3/15/2016 10:47 AMMeyer, Kyla
2017 SoftballBaseball Registration Forms.pdf
3/16/2017 11:16 AMLonghenry, Leslie A
2017-2018 Physical Form .pdf
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2017-2018 School Calendar.pdf
3/15/2017 8:49 AMLonghenry, Leslie A
20172018Athletic Forms .pdf
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Nominating Petition Form and Checklist 2-2017.pdf
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Notice of Vacancy 2-2017.1.pdf
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 Garretson School District 49-4

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Welcome to Garretson School District 49-4
Garretson School District 49-4
505 2nd, Box C
Garretson, SD 57030
FAX (605) 594-3443

Student Absences, Attendance Issues or Appointments
(605) 594-3451 ​
 Business Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Superintendent - Activities Director Guy Johnson
Interim Business Manager -Judy Cheeseman  
Administrative Assistant - Leslie Longhenry​

High School Principal - Chris Long
MS/HS Guidance Counselor Stephanie Danielsen
Elementary Principal - Teresa Johnson

 Administrative Assistant - Norinda Sandbulte

 Elementary Guidance Counselor - Janie Lundberg

Technology Coordinator - Matt Schrank 
Phone -(605) 594-3451 Option 5
Kitchen - Lynda Powell
​Phone -(605) 594-3451 Option 6
Maintenance -Joel Swenson
Phone -(605) 594-3451 Option 7 
Transportation or Busing - Joey Clark
(605) 594-6322

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