Superintendent's Message

Welcome to the Elk Point-Jefferson School District Website. Our mission is to provide a safe environment where students will be empowered with knowledge and skills to successfully navigate life’s transitions and challenges. To achieve this goal, the district strives to provide the highest-quality educational program possible through positive leadership, quality academics, and an array of opportunities for graduates.

My wife and I are natives of South Dakota, and come from Faulkton, SD most recently. I am starting my 11th year in the field of education, all of which have been in South Dakota. I am very passionate about providing an education to our students that prepares them for life-long learning. We as a school district are charged with the responsibility to eliminate achievement gaps and also raise the achievement level for all of the students in our district. My focus is to build upon the outstanding work that is being done. The foundation that has been laid for the Elk Point-Jefferson School District is phenomenal, and I plan to continue to build upon that strong foundation. The district staff has a focus on each student with their safety, well-being, and academic achievement as the driving forces in the daily operation of the district.

The Elk Point-Jefferson School Board of Education and Administration strives to support students, teachers, and classified staff, with the intent of creating high morale and a safe, accountable learning environment, which fosters positive parent, staff, and community involvement. The district strives to make decisions based on the best interests of the students in the district.

The Elk Point-Jefferson School District has a proud past, exciting present, and limitless future!

Showing Pride…Taking Action!


Elk Point-Jefferson School District Demographic Information

Elk Point-Jefferson School District is located in Elk Point, SD, the county seat for Union County, in the southeast corner of South Dakota. Elk Point-Jefferson is located 15 miles southeast from Vermillion, SD and the University of South Dakota and 20 miles northwest of Sioux City, IA. The communities of Elk Point and Jefferson combined school districts in the 1994 - 1995 school year. The school district is 216 square miles, where the main industry is agriculture, but also support Curry Seed, and manufacturing industries such as, Aaladin Industries, Load King, Thermo Bond and Balcon Enterprises. Elk Point-Jefferson has one building for grades JrK – 12, which is located in Elk Point, and we provide education for approximately 690 students.

Elk Point-Jefferson is accredited through the South Dakota Department of Education.


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