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 Public Schools to host job fair
Posted on 7/06/2022
The job fair is set for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, July 14. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: Laine Larson bids farewell to Brainerd Public Schools
Posted on 6/19/2022
"ISD 181 is in great hands, and it will always have a special place in my heart — a place called home. Once a Warrior, always a Warrior.” ...
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Echo Journal: Nisswa Elementary School celebrates renovations
Posted on 5/08/2022
The school hosted a dedication ceremony on Tuesday, May 3. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: New BHS aquatic center makes a splash in swimming community
Posted on 5/05/2022
A dedication ceremony Wednesday, May 4, marked the center's dedication. ...
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