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: K9 Connection links students with shelter dogs
Posted on 10/20/2021
The K9 Connection program partners ninth and 10th graders from the Area Education Center at Brainerd Public Schools with shelter dogs at the Babinski Foundation, creating responsible, educated students and talented, obedient dogs. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: School board approves higher pay for substitute staffers
Posted on 8/27/2021
Those who substitute for teachers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, interpreters and cooks will earn high wages beginning in the 2021-22 school year. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: Brainerd students to mask up: Split school board vote mandates face coverings
Posted on 8/25/2021
The masking mandate for students, staff, volunteers and visitors will begin Monday, Aug. 30 ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: District to gather more info before implementing opening plan
Posted on 8/04/2021
District leaders will update school board members on the COVID-19 climate during the board meeting scheduled Aug. 9, but the board is not expected to vote on a mask mandate at that time. ...
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