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Garretson, Home of the Blue Dragons!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Home of the Blue Dragons!

​-A Message from our Superintendent-

Welcome to the Garretson School District!

I 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 drop down menus on the top of 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

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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 500 pupils in Preschool through 12th grade. 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.


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Folder: 2016-2017 School Year Information
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2017 2018 JH JV Athletic Schedule.pdf
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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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Welcome to Garretson School District 49-4​

505 2nd St, PO Box C
Garretson, SD 57030

Phone (605) 594-3451
Fax (605) 594-3443

Student Absences, Attendance Issues or Appointments

(605) 594-3451

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 Business Office Hours: 7:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Superintendent​-Activities Director - Guy Johnson

Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 102

Business Manager - Emily Bootsma 
Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 101

Business Office Admin Asst - Leslie Longhenry
 Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 103

High School Principal - Chris Long
Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 104

MS/HS  Counselor - Stephanie Danielsen
Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 107​

Elementary Principal - Teresa Johnson
Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 111

  Admin Asst/ Attendance ​ - Norinda Sandbulte

Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 112

 Elementary  Counselor - Janie Lundberg

Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 113

Technology Coordinator - Matt Schrank 

Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 119

Kitchen - Christina Crow​
​Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 109

Maintenance - Joel Swenson
Phone (605) 594-3451 Ext 118

Transportation or Bussing - Joey Clark

Phone (605) 594-6322​​



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The Garretson School District 49-4 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its educational programs, activities employment opportunities.  For assistance with civil rights related questions or concerns, please contact Chris Long, the 504 and Title IX coordinator at PO box C, Garretson, SD 57030 or call (605) 594-3451 or the Office of Civil Rights, US Dept of Education, One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut St., 3rd floor, Suite 320, Kansas City, MO 64106


The Garretson School District has made every reasonable attempt to insure that webpages are educationally sound and do not contain links to any questionable material or anything that can be deemed in violation of the Garretson School District Acceptable Use Policy. 

Logo courtesy of graphic designer and Garretson graduate J.T. Nelson.