Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade B+
- Diversitygrade B minus
- Teachersgrade B minus
- College Prepgrade B
- Clubs & Activitiesgrade B+
- Sportsgrade B
Great Plains Lutheran High School is an above average, private, boarding, Christian school located in Watertown, SD. It has 118 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 9 to 1. Tuition is $9,150 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 69% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 6 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 6 responses
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
- Panther Field Day26%
- Spirit Week21%
- intramural soccer5%
- Pep rallies5%
Boarding Days Per Week
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International Boarding Students
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Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 7 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 7 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 9 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 9 responses
Clubs & Activities
Clubs & Activities
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
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Boys Athletic Participation
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 4 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 4 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 4 responses
Great Plains Lutheran High School Reviews
Rating 4.5 out of 5 42 reviews
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The teachers are on your side and will always be there for you. You connect to the teachers and they are staying hours after school to help you understand the material. The environment is amazing you feel like a family when you are there. Yes family's have there ups and downs, but it's amazing you know that its Christ centered!
My time at GPL has been amazing so far. All the faculty and staff want to see their students succeed. They work hard to help us understand the learning material, and go out of their way to help and answer questions. GPL has also provided me and many other students with a firm foundation in our faith, which is the schools goal. One of the things I have enjoyed most at GPL is being involved in sports. Here the coaches push us to be the best we can while constantly encouraging, and teaching us many lessons. I am beyond thankful for my time here, and can't wait to start the next semester!
Great Plains Lutheran has a family atmosphere where everyone gets along, inside and outside of the classroom. A student is able to participate in so many activities that they might not be able to if they went to a larger school. A football player may also sing in the choir of play in the band. A cheerleader could also be the lead in the spring play. The smaller classes give the opportunity for a close relationship with classmates and teachers. It is great to be able to walk down the hall and talk to anyone, no matter what grade they are in.