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B+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    B-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B+
Great Plains Lutheran High School is an above average, private, Christian school located in Watertown, SD. It has 128 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 10 to 1. After graduation, 80% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
Average ACT
24
33 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Homecoming
    40%
  • Panther Field Day
    27%
  • Spirit Week
    20%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Pep rallies
    7%

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
128
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
10:1
National
17:1
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.8 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    B+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,870
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$743
National
$949
Median Home Value
$162,600
National
$184,700
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    Great Plains Lutheran High School Reviews

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    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!
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    Great Plains Lutheran is an amazing Christian-based private school in Watertown, South Dakota. We have a large diversity of students who go to GPL, over half of the student body lives in the dorms because they are from different states and countries. Great Plains is a family, students know everyone because of the small environment and are brought together by our shared faith. We are given many opportunities at GPL including sports, clubs, music, and art. More than three-fourths of the school participate in one thing or more. I am blessed to be able to sing in celebration choir, run cross country and track, and play basketball. The teachers care and want to help every student and make learning fun in every aspect. The only thing I would want to change about GPL is adding more options for classes and adding to the facility to provide for our growing school. Overall I have had a great experience at GPL and look forward to what it will do for me in the future.
    We use one word to describe Great Plains Lutheran, and that one word is family. As soon as you come here, you are welcomed by not only staff but also other students from all grades. Because of Great Plains, I received a great education to prepare me for college and many opportunities that I wouldn't have received anywhere else. I have been the drum major, in the spring play productions every year, musicals, five choirs including All State, two sports, and I was able to fly to Europe to perform flute and sing. We have students attending from all over the world and this makes me more educated in other countries and able to help the students coming in and show my love for Christ. Great Plains has a strong tie to St. Martin's grade school and during my study halls, I taught preschool, first grade, and also help challenged students. The staff truly cares about every student. Over all, this school is an amazing place to be. Not only for a fantastic education, but to become part of a family.