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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LPTV: Grand Opening Held for Brainerd Public Schools’ Performing Arts Center
Posted on 5/26/2021
The Gichi-ziibi Center for the Arts, which seats 1,200, will be available for not only school concerts, but also performances from across the Brainerd Lakes Area. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: Native American culture reflected in new name of performing arts center
Posted on 5/11/2021
"Gichi-ziibi" is an Ojibwe word meaning "big river" or "Mississippi River." ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: School COVID-19 cases on the decline as approaching spring plans stay on track
Posted on 4/29/2021
There were 178 Brainerd students quarantined as of Tuesday, April 27, which is nearly 100 fewer than two weeks prior. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: School board strives to add diverse voices to performing arts center naming
Posted on 4/14/2021
Board members as well as community members will take another look at the submissions suggested for the district's new 1,200-seat performing arts center. ...
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