SPEARFISH HIGH SCHOOL
1725 NORTH MAIN
SPEARFISH, SOUTH DAKOTA 57783
TELEPHONE:  (605) 717-1214
FAX: (605)717-1234
PRINCIPAL: STEVE MORFORD
ASST. PRINCIPAL:  JAMES SEYER
COUNSELOR: MICHELLE LAMMERS

COUNSELOR: RICK MEYERINK

 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Spearfish High School is accredited by the South Dakota Department of Education and the North Central Accreditation Association.  It is a public high school, grades 9 - 12, with an enrollment of approximately 725 students.  Sixty percent of our graduates will go on to attend a two-year or four-year college.

COMMUNITY
Spearfish, South Dakota is a rural community of nearly 10,000 located in western South Dakota.  The primary sources of employment are the mining and timber industries as well as the local university.  

SCHEDULE
 
Spearfish High School offers a diverse, comprehensive curriculum. Some advanced placement classes are 
offered the junior and senior year.  Resource help is available for those students who qualify for assistance.

Students in grades 9, 10 & 11 are required to take a minimum of 7 credits each year.  Seniors are required to take a minimum of 6 credits each year.  SHS operates on an alternating day block schedule; classes are 90 minutes in length.

GRADING
Grade reports are given every nine weeks.  Credit is awarded on a semester basis.  No credit is given for work of less than a semester's duration.  All courses are given equal weight in computing the GPA.  GPA and Class Rank are cumulative from the freshman year.  Grades are computed using the scale listed below.

 A = 4.000 96-100   C =  2.000 76-78
 A- =  3.667 92-95   C- =  1.667 73-75
 B+ =  3.333 89-91   D+ =  1.333 69-72
 B =  3.000 86-88   D =  1.000  65-68
 B- =  2.667 83-85   D- =  0.667 60-64
 C+ =  2.333 79-82   F = 0.000 59 and Below