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From its inception in 1875, the Yankton School District has grown to include six school buildings, a Technical Education building, and an alternative learning center. Four elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and the alternative learning center (9-12) serve a population of roughly 18,000 people and an area of 210 square miles—all of which is located in Yankton County.
These facilities have evolved with the times. One of the most notable, and progressive, facility upgrades was yet another evidence of the close relationship between school and community in Yankton. In 1996, construction of the shared Yankton High School/Summit Activities Center was completed.