Site of Future Expansion

Classroom Building



E. Brown, Principal

Meet Our Teachers

Tina Alba

1st Grade

Tina Alba

1st Grade

Tina Alba

1st Grade

Grace Squires

4th Grade

Robert Sanders

6th Grade

GPLHS Statistics


  • Student enrollment = 125

  • Student/teacher ratio = 9:1

  • Instructors with advanced degrees = 35%

  • International student population = 5%

  • 1:1 chromebook mobile devices

  • Average class size = 15

  • GPL graduates enrolled in postsecondary education = 94%

  • Students involved in co-curricular activities = 97%

  • Average ACT score = 24 (ACT 5-year average composite score)

Location: Great Plains Lutheran High School is located in eastern South Dakota.  The city of Watertown has a population of 22,000.  Watertown is 100 miles north of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (population 150,000), 150 miles south of Fargo, North Dakota (population 150,000), and 200 miles west of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota (population 2.7 million).

Welcome from Mr. Bauer

M. Bauer, Principal

Great Plains Lutheran High School is focused on preparing students for lives of service to their communities and their Lord. In order to accomplish this, we provide a program of quality academics preparing students to enter college, tech school, or the workforce. Students learn in a safe, family-like environment in which teachers and students truly care for each other and demonstrate a high level of respect for one another.

Meet Our Teachers

GPLHS Faculty

2020 - 2021

Rebecca Doering

Consumer Math, 


Linda Guthmiller

Pre-Algebra, Art, FACS, ESL

Gene Jaeger

Asst. AD, Algebra 1&2,    Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus

Jayne Jaeger

English 11,

Psychology, H.S. 101

Sam Kleinke

Chemistry, Earth Science, Biology

Eric Martens

Intro to Business, Music Accounting, Choir, Band

Carina Rahn

Spanish 1-2,

Advanced Spanish

Ryan Rosenthal

Eng. 9, Health, Phys. Sci., Tech. Coordinator

Aaron Schleusener

Phy. Ed., U.S. History,


Anna Swanson

English 10 & 12,


Tyler Wahl

World Geography, Religion 10

Meet Our Administration and Staff

Matt Bauer


Personal Finance

Rev. Tony Hansen

Dean of Students

Religion 9 &12

Mike Haugly

AD, World History, Religion 11, Strength & Fitness

Director of Mission


Rev. David Maertz


Kathleen Hesford

Business Manager

Carla Klug

Housing Supervisor

Sherri Meseberg

Noon Lunch Cook

Karen Miller

Administrative Assistant

Janine Pluger

Mission Advancement


© Copyright 2017 by Great Plains Lutheran High School

Contact Us

Tel: 605-886-0672

Fax: 605-882-9089


1200 Luther Lane NE

Watertown, SD 57201