Spread out across 516 square miles, including Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison Counties, Brainerd Public Schools serves more than 6,700 students per year.

Brainerd Public Schools has six elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and three alternative programming sites.

In 2014, all six of our elementary schools were awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award.

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ISD 181 Viewpoint: National School Lunch Week is Oct. 15-19
Posted on 10/14/2018
Every October we celebrate National School Lunch Week. This is the time of the year that we celebrate the School Lunch Program and all the great nutritional benefits school lunch brings to the cafeteria table. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: Be kind: Baxter Kindness Project aims to teach valuable lessons
Posted on 10/02/2018
Unity, gratitude and random acts of kindness can be found in abundance at Baxter Elementary School this year. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: Board sets preliminary levy at maximum amount
Posted on 9/25/2018
School board members, during their Monday, Sept. 24 board meeting, set the 2019 preliminary levy at the maximum amount allowed by state statute, per administrative recommendation. ...
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Homecoming 2018: A Community Celebration for All
Posted on 9/21/2018
Fall is definitely in the air. This can only mean one thing-- Brainerd homecoming festivities! ...
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