South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. We are committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning" through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.
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Voters in the South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) district did not approve the $462.6 million bond request.
SoWashCo Schools provides digital tickets and passes for all regular season, home athletic games. Online digital tickets will be the only way spectators can purchase their tickets to athletic events. Cash sales will NOT be available at the events. Our district has changed athletic ticketing prices for the upcoming 2022-23 school year for regular season home contests.
Starting fall 2022, there will be several important changes to meal services at South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools). School breakfast and lunches will no longer be free for all students due to the expiration of federal United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) waivers.
South Washington County Schools is pleased to provide families with an easy way to complete online forms and review and update household contact information for the 2022-23 school year. All families must complete this update between July 15 and Aug. 1.
We did it! This year marked one of the most challenging school years that many of us have ever faced. I want to thank you for your patience, understanding and support of our school and program staff. Though we serve seven different cities and towns, I am amazed and proud of how we have all come together.
Learn about the latest classes provided by SoWashCo Community Education!
Park High School’s spring musical Disney’s The Little Mermaid has earned numerous honors from the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education Program. Spotlight Education highlights Minnesota high schools and students by recognizing the achievements of artists on and off the stage throughout the state.
SoWashCo Schools is thrilled to announce Arul Banerjea, an East Ridge High School (ERHS) student, is being recognized by the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView in the fifth annual National Community Service Impact Awards.
South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is excited to announce that Minkai Li, a Woodbury High School (WHS) senior, has been selected as a United States Presidential Scholar.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2022! To learn more about upcoming graduation ceremonies, visit sowashco.org/graduations.
Parent and guardian voice is a valuable part of the process to help SoWashCo Schools develop the best strategic plan possible.
Over the next 10 years, more than 3,500 potential new K-12 students are expected to move into the district. Current projections show that 15 schools will be over capacity and we will have a deficit of nearly 2,500 K-12 seats for students by 2031 if we do nothing. To help, SoWashCo Schools will ask voters to consider approval of a $462.6 million bond on Aug. 9, 2022.
On Thursday, May 19, Patrice Siefert received the 2022 Cottage Grove Educator of the Year award from the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce.
SoWashCo Schools responds to the recent shooting death tragedies in a New York grocery store and an elementary school in Texas.
Please review our safety protocols and how we ensure student safety. We have also provided resources for families about how to answer your child's questions about what they are seeing on the news.
Learn more about the importance of the bond election and what will need to happen if the bond is not successful.