Pine River-Backus Elementary

401 Murray Ave., PO Box 610. Pine River, MN 56474

218-587-4447 Map-Location

District Website

Dear Families,

Thank you for choosing Pine River-Backus Elementary School! We are a PreK-Grade 6 school in North Central Minnesota that has approximately 580 students. Our highly trained staff are dedicated to providing 21st Century learning to all of our students by providing them opportunities to collaborate with each other, think critically, communicate, and problem solve. Best of all, we have fun and provide a safe learning environment.

Pine River-Backus Elementary is proud to offer Art, General Music, Choir, Band, Technology Skills, STEAM/PLTW Classes, Library, Physical Education daily, Community Education, Literacy, Math, and much more. The opportunities create well rounded individuals that will be career and college ready.

I invite you to visit our school. You can call 218-587-4447 and set up a tour today. You can also just stop by to meet us. We are looking forward to the best year yet!

Together In Education,

Richard W. Aulie, Principal



What else is going on at PRB?

You can always find important information and announcements on our district website at or school Facebook Page. I also post several announcements, pictures, and happenings around our school on my Twitter account @rickauliePRB.

School Bus Rules

Transportation policy and rules for riding the school bus can be found by clicking here.