from Superintendent Derek Barrios:
Welcome to the Faulkton Area School District
Website. Our mission is "We are Dedicated to Life-Long Learning”. To
achieve this goal, the district strives to provide the highest-quality
educational program possible through positive leadership, quality academics,
and an array of opportunities for graduates.
My wife and I are natives of South
Dakota, and come from Custer, SD most recently.
I am starting my 10th year in the education field, all of
which have been in South Dakota. I am
very passionate about providing an education to our students that prepares them
for life-long learning. We
as a school district are charged with the responsibility to eliminate
achievement gaps and also raise the achievement level for all of the students
in our district. My focus is to build
upon the outstanding work that is being done.
The foundation that has been laid for the Faulkton Area School District
is phenomenal, and I plan to continue to build upon that strong foundation. The district staff has a focus on each
student with their safety, well-being, and academic achievement as the driving
forces in the daily operation of the district.
Faulkton Area School Board of Education and Administration strives to support
students, teachers, and classified staff, with the intent of creating high
morale and a safe, accountable learning environment, which fosters positive
parent, staff, and community involvement. The district strives to make
decisions based on the best interests of the students in the district.
Faulkton Area School District has a proud past, exciting present, and limitless
Faulkton Area School District Demographic Information
Faulkton Area School District is located
in Faulk County in the north central part of South
Dakota. Faulkton is an hour southwest of Aberdeen, SD and
an hour and a half northwest of Huron, SD. The District consists of four
attendance centers. There are three rural K-8 Hutterite colony schools:
Brentwood, Blumengard, and Thunderbird. The fourth attendance center is the
main building in the town of Faulkton consisting of three schools (Elementary
K-6, 7-8 JH, and 9-12 High School) The District is one of the largest SD east
river districts in terms of area with nearly 1000 square miles. Faulk County’s main industry is Agriculture.
Faulkton Area Medical Center is the largest employer in the community. The
District has an enrollment of about 300 students.
The Faulkton Area School District is