Welcome to Vermillion School District
    Serving the Clay and Union County communities of Vermillion, Burbank, and Meckling, the Vermillion Public School District encompasses 200 square miles located near Interstate 29 in southeastern South Dakota. The University of South Dakota is located in the city of Vermillion and offers many excellent opportunities for the students and staff.

    The Vermillion School District is governed by a five member school board, and is guided by a district superintendent and four building principals.The district operates one high school (Vermillion High School), one middle school (Vermillion Middle School), and two elementary schools (Jolley and Austin Elementary Schools).  Current enrollment is 1200.
    High School: 385  Middle School: 282  Elementary Schools: 537 
    The Vermillion School District believes that quality education begins with classroom leadership.  Because of that belief, the district provides research-based trainings and monitors student progress.
    Vermillion Schools provide professional development for teachers to keep abreast of the most current and best practices in education.  The district provides five in-service days, and encourages teachers to pursue opportunities that deepen content knowledge and strengthen classroom practices.
    98% of Vermillion educators are rated as highly qualified.  Average years of experience among Vermillion teacher is 16 years.  20% of Vermillion teachers hold advanced degrees.
    The Vermillion School District has an 89% graduation rate average over all socio-economic groups. The average composite ACT score for those high school students taking the test (83% of seniors) was 22.9.  Vermillion students exceeded the state average in all areas of the ACT test.  Vermillion students consistently score better than the state average in Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (STEP).
    Vermillion Schools strive for a quality educational experience for students.  A student information database can be accessed by staff, parents, and students.  Teachers are encouraged to integrate technology into the curriculum.


    Notice of Nondiscrimination


    The Vermillion School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or age in its education programs or activities and employment opportunities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and Title VI compliance:


    Mr. Damon Alvey, Superintendent

    Vermillion School District

    17 Prospect Street

    Vermillion, SD 57069



                The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Title IX compliance:


    Jason Huska, Athletic Director/Dean of Students
    Vermillion High School
    1001 East Main Street
    Vermillion, SD 57069



                The following respective principal of each school building serves as Section 504

                coordinator/director for each building program:


    Kim Johnson                                                                 Sue Galvin
    Austin Elementary School                                              Jolley Elementary School
    300 High Street                                                 224 South University Street
    Vermillion, SD 57069                                                      Vermillion, SD 57069
    605-677-7010                                                                 605-677-7015

    Tim Koehler                                                                 Curt Cameron
    Vermillion Middle School                                                Vermillion High School
    422 Princeton Street                                                      1001 East Main Street
    Vermillion, SD 57069                                                      Vermillion, SD 57069
    605-677-7025                                                                 605-677-7035



    South Dakota Regional U.S. Office for Civil Rights:

    U.S. Department of Education
    One Petticoat Lane

    1010 Walnut Street, 3rd Floor, Ste 320

    Kansas City, MO 64106
    Phone: 816-268-0550
    Fax: 816-268-0599
    TDD: 800-877-8339
    Email: OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov

    This notice will appear in: School Handbooks
                                             School Website