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About Us

South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) is the sixth-largest school district in Minnesota serving about 18,700 students.

SoWashCo Schools encompasses seven cities within an area of 84 square miles, with a population of approximately 98,100 people.

collage of students


Communities Served

  • Afton
  • Cottage Grove
  • Denmark
  • Grey Cloud Island
  • Newport
  • St. Paul Park
  • Woodbury
District Map of SoWashCo Schools

Schools and Programs

SoWashCo Schools - Breakdown of schools
  • 16 elementary schools serve students in grades K-5
  • middle schools serve students in grades 6-8
  • 3 comprehensive high schools serve the district's students in grades 9-12
  • 2 non-traditional high schools
  • Early learning programs for ages birth to 5
  • Adult diploma programs

District Demographics

Over the last 20 years, the demographics of SoWashCo Schools have changed. Currently, 37% of our students identify as a race other than white. 

SoWashCo Schools Demographics 2023


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Type in your address into the search bar at the top of the map. On the top far right of the map you can select elementary, middle or high school boundaries for your search. You can also select a different language using the language bar at the top center of the map. 

If you do not know the specific address, or if it cannot be found, click on the map to find the schools for that neighborhood.

PLEASE NOTE: Any errors are unintentional and are not to be considered as a final determination of enrollment in a specific school boundary.