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SoWashCo schools

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

  • Afton
  • Cottage Grove
  • Denmark
  • Grey Cloud Island
  • Newport
  • St. Paul Park
  • Woodbury
Elementary student plays a bongo drum. Middle School student does a science experience with a microscope. High school student works on a woodshop project.

SoWashCo Schools is the sixth-largest school district in Minnesota serving about 18,700 K-12 students.

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
SoWashCo Schools teacher working with student on a lesson on their tablet.

SoWashCo Schools is the second-largest employer in Washington County and employs nearly 3,000 staff, including more than 1,400 licensed teachers and administrators. We are always looking for exceptional talent to join our team!

SoWashCo Schools Demographics 2023

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 School Board

A seven-member School Board governs the district. Board members are elected at-large on Election Day in November of odd-numbered years. The superintendent of schools is an ex-officio member of the School Board, and there are three non-voting student representatives.

Find Your School Using Our Boundary Map Calculator

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.



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