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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Brainerd Dispatch: 6 candidates up for Brainerd School Board
Posted on 8/14/2018
Two more names bring the total to six candidates running for the three open spots on the Brainerd School Board. ...
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: Blueprint 181 Update
Posted on 8/12/2018
The referendum passed, now it's time to build—right? Not quite. Since the community approved the Blueprint 181 plan in April, we have been mobilizing to implement the plans for each building. There is a lot to do before construction begins next spring. To start tackling this historic project, teams have been established in the areas of standards and design. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: 4 candidates up for Brainerd School Board
Posted on 8/03/2018
Two more candidates are on the ballot for the Brainerd School Board, bringing the grand total up to four, as of Friday, Aug. 3. ...
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ISD 181 Viewpoint: What Happens in Schools During the Summer
Posted on 6/24/2018
Ensuring that students have the highest-quality educational opportunities is year-round work and while things in the schools certainly slow down, much important work is still happening. ...
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