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Lyman County Schools

The first school in Lyman County was established south of present-day Oacoma (Gladstone), probably on Lower Brule Indian Reservation, taught by Episcopalian missionaries.

The first white school in Lyman County was southeast of Oacoma along the Missouri River (Cedar Shore Resort area today), taught in a steamboat owned and operation by Captain King. School Dist. #1.

Kennebec – Kennebec School, 1906 – high school now consolidated with Presho School, i.e. Lyman School.

Oacoma – Oacoma School, 1895.  First schoolhouse built 1907, burned 1924.  Brick building constructed following year.  Eighty students enrolled in 1922-23.  Two years of high school taught in this school.  Consolidated with Chamberlain School District in Brule County and closed in 1994-95.

Presho – Presho School, 1908-09.  Remodeled in 1948 and new buildings in 1960’s-70’s.  All high school students from Reliane, Kennebec, Vivian attend Lyman High School today.  Who’s Who? 1912-1953.

Reliance 1906-1995.  As of March 2009, Reliance High School has a web site.  High school classmates join free.

Vivian 1920-1973.  Please let us know if you have any further info about Vivian schools.

Iona.  Please let us know if you have any info about the school in Iona.

See also the Lyman County Home Page at