South Dakota Shannon County Public Schools

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Overview for Shannon County, SD
Map of Shannon County, SDShannon County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 2,093.9 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 6.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 52.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 4.36 persons compared to an average family size of 4.72 persons.

In 2005 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $53,951. Per capita income grew by 24.6% between 1994 and 2004 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2005)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2005) 13,657 Covered Employment 3,780
Growth (%) since 1990 37.9% Average wage per job $28,686
Households (2000) 2,785 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County N/A
Labor Force (persons) (2005) 4,031 Average wage per job N/A
Unemployment Rate (2005) 11.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.3%
Per Capita Personal Income (2004) $15,644 Average wage per job $32,830
Median Household Income (2003) $22,779 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2003) 35.6 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 70.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County N/A
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 12.1 Average wage per job N/A

1. BATESLAND ELEMENTARY – 01
Address: Po Box 49, Batesland, SD 57716
Phone: (605) 288-1948
County: Shannon County
Enrollment: 169
Grades: PK-8

2. ROCKYFORD LOWER ELEMENTARY – 03
Address: Hcr 49 Box 175, Porcupine, SD 57772
Phone: (605) 455-2438
County: Shannon County
Enrollment: 280
Grades: PK-4

3. ROCKYFORD UPPER ELEMENTARY – 07
Address: Hcr 49, Box 175, Porcupine, SD 57772
Phone: (605) 455-6300
County: Shannon County
Enrollment: 153
Grades: 5-8

4. SHANNON County
Enrollment: ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL – 09
Address: Po Box 469, Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Phone: (605) 867-5174
County: Shannon County
Enrollment: 39
Grades: KG-8

5. SHANNON County
Enrollment: VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL – 08
Address: Po Box 109, Batesland, SD 57716
Phone: (605) 288-1921
County: Shannon County
Enrollment: 155
Grades: 9-12

6. WOLF CREEK LOWER ELEMENTARY – 02
Address: Po Box 469, Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Phone: (605) 867-5174
County: Shannon County
Enrollment: 386
Grades: PK-4

7. WOLF CREEK UPPER ELEMENTARY – 06
Address: Po Box 469, Pine Ridge, SD 57770
Phone: (605) 867-5174
County: Shannon County
Enrollment: 178
Grades: 5-8