Richland County boasts one of the finest schools systems in the state. Seven elementary schools, including two country schools, are available, as are four junior and senior high schools. Students excel academically, with county school systems ranked well above the state and national averages. One parochial school is also located in Sidney. It serves K-12 with about 2 dozen students. Two rural schools, Rau and Brorson still exist in Richland County for students K-6. Rau is located 4 1/2 miles southeast of Sidney, and Brorson is 11 miles northwest of Sidney. Students from both schools are bused into Sidney beginning in 7th grade.
Interactive Television classes are also shared among local districts with Sidney providing foreign language classes to the smaller schools and Savage providing a business class in return. Computer education is also stressed and adult and continuing education opportunities abound.
Dawson Community College offers a wide variety of courses through its Sidney campus in Richland County, and the Williston State College branch is within commuting distance. Opportunities are also ever expanding through the Interactive TV Network. Through Telecommunication, MSU-Billings offers courses for undergraduate and graduate studies. Local and fiber-optic classes allow Sidney to offer an Associate Degree Registered Nursing Program. Sidney High School also offers several adult education classes on a wide variety of subjects each year.