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Welcome to SoWashCo Schools

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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. The mission of SoWashCo Schools is to educate students for success.

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District News

On Friday, Sept. 8, 2023, the City of Woodbury notified SoWashCo Schools that the City Council has decided to stop providing the services of an SRO at East Ridge and Woodbury high schools.

SoWashCo Schools' focus is on the safety and well-being of our students. We will continue to work with Woodbury Police to maintain a safe learning environment for students and staff.

Read More about Important Information About School Resource Officers at ERHS and WHS

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