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.


Recent News

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Brainerd Dispatch: ISD 181 gives bus tour of Nisswa, Baxter and Harrison sites under construction
Posted on 12/03/2019
Having acquired the funding and laid the groundwork, various construction projects across the Brainerd School District are going vertical — including renovations to Nisswa and Harrison elementary schools, as well as the construction of the new Baxter Elementary School. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: Brainerd School Board authorizes bids for Lowell, Riverside projects
Posted on 11/28/2019
The two projects are part of a 12-facility, four-year revamp of the district's aging infrastructure. ...
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: 'A Special Thanks this Holiday Season,' from Brainerd Public Schools
Posted on 11/24/2019
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Brainerd Dispatch: Library reorganization met with positive feedback at Forestview
Posted on 11/15/2019
Students at Forestview Middle School can now hunt for library books based on genre, and the new system is proving beneficial so far. ...
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