Superintendent's Office

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705 E. 2nd Street

PO Box 730

Hartford, SD 57033

Phone: (605) 528-3217

Fax: (605) 528-3219

Superintendent: Brad Berens
Executive Assistant: Caryl Nolz

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Superintendent's Message:

Welcome to the West Central School District. I hope that you will find our website helpful. We have much to be proud of at West Central, and we hope you find that out for yourself as you look around. The West Central School District strives to provide the best education possible for our students and high achievement is one of our hallmarks.

Our continued commitment to technology and 21st Century learning are evident throughout the district. In the fall of 2010 our high school implemented a 1-to-1 laptop to student program. All high school students receive a MacBook for their learning.  We then expanded our 1-to-1 program to our middle school by utilizing iPad devices for their learning.  In the fall of 2016 our elementary schools were included in the 1-to-1 format utilizing iPad devices in the 3rd, 4th & 5th grades.  Lower grades have iPad carts for classroom access to technology along with Promethean boards utilized by classroom teachers. 


The West Central School District has undergone a facility transition as well in recent years. New facilities were constructed at Hartford Elementary, Humboldt Elementary, and the Middle School in 2007. We are proud of the educational facilities that provide our students and staff a place to call home during the school year. We have also constructed a new gymnasium onsite at our Middle and High School location. Construction began in the summer of 2010 and was completed for the start of school in 2011. 


Our students have an opportunity to excel in the classroom as well as in extra-curricular activities. We now employ a “Differentiated Instruction” coach, who assists our teachers in meeting the needs of all learners. This allows our academically gifted students to excel and push all learners to get the most out of their education. We appreciate the support we receive from parents and community members to help our schools continue being successful.


Thank you for taking a look at what the West Central School District has to offer.


Brad Berens

Superintendent of Schools