Red Cloud High School (South Dakota)

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Red Cloud High School
Maȟpíya Lúta Owáyawa
100 Mission Drive
Pine Ridge, South Dakota, (Shannon County), 57770
United States
Coordinates 43°04′44″N 102°35′10″W / 43.07889°N 102.58611°W / 43.07889; -102.58611Coordinates: 43°04′44″N 102°35′10″W / 43.07889°N 102.58611°W / 43.07889; -102.58611
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic - Jesuit
Established 1888 / 1941
Superintendent Theodore Hamilton
President Fr. George Winzenburg
Principal Robin Johnson
Asst. Principal LuAnn Werdel
Grades 912
Color(s) Blue and White         
Athletics Christian McGhee
Team name Crusaders
Accreditation North Central Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
School fees $100/yr.

Red Cloud High School is a private, Roman Catholic high school in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. It is located in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rapid City and serves Oglala Lakota Native American children on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.


The school was founded in 1941 as Holy Rosary Mission from an expansion of a school system by the same name,[2] that Jesuits and Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity had founded in 1888. The school, and the now four-school K-12 school system, was renamed Red Cloud in 1969.[3]

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  1. ^ Institution Summary, AdvancED, Retrieved 2012-07-08
  2. ^ Marquette University. "Holy Rosary Mission/Red Cloud Indian School, Notable events and leaders". Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  3. ^ RCHS. "Red Cloud History". Retrieved 2007-05-11.