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School District Profile

District Mission

Brainerd Public Schools, in partnership with the community, will ensure all students achieve their individual potential by providing the highest-quality programs and resources to prepare learners for an ever-changing global society.

District Priorities:

STAFF QUALITY: We will systematically attract, develop, and retain quality teachers, leaders, and employees for the support of all learners.

STAKEHOLDER RELATIONSHIPS: We will develop stronger communication and relationships with students, parents, staff, and community.

LEARNER EXPECTATIONS: We will develop and clearly communicate strong, district-wide expectations for academic achievement, engagement, and student behavior.

21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION: We will increase effective and meaningful use of technology in all learning environments and throughout our organization while staying current with rapidly changing systems and products.

STEWARDSHIP: We will use financial resources effectively, responsibly and transparently.

District Profile

Number of Buildings


Early Childhood Enrollment


K-4 Enrollment


5-8 Enrollment


9-12 Enrollment


Free and Reduced


Nisswa Elementary (EC-4)

5333 Lakers Ln.

Nisswa, MN 56468

Garfield Elementary (K-4)

1120 NE 10th Ave

Brainerd, MN 56401

Brainerd Learning Center


311 10th Ave. NE

Brainerd, MN 56401

Baxter Elementary (EC-4)

5546 Fairview Rd.

Baxter, MN 56425

Harrison Elementary (K-4)

1515 Oak St.

Brainerd, MN 56401

Washington Educational Services Building

(EC/Central Office)

804 Oak St.

Brainerd, MN 56401

Riverside Elementary (K-4)

220 NW 3rd St.

Brainerd, MN 56401

Forestview Middle School (5-8)

12149 Knollwood Dr.

Baxter, MN 56425

Brainerd High School - South Campus (9-12)

400 Quince St.

Brainerd, MN 56401

Lowell Elementary (K-4)

704 NE 3rd Ave.

Brainerd, MN 56401

Lincoln Education Center (K-12)

604 South 6th St.

Brainerd, MN 56401

Brainerd High School - North Campus (9-12)

702 North 5th St.

Brainerd, MN 56401