About 833


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South Washington County Schools (District 833) is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, and Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships, an area of 84 square miles. The population of the district is approximately 98,100 people, including the more than 18,400 students who attend district schools.

Sixteen elementary schools serve students in grades PreK-5, four middle schools serve students in grades 6-8, and three comprehensive high schools serve the district's students in grades 9-12. In addition, the South Washington Alternative High School is in place for secondary students, with credit recovery for high school students and adult diploma programs for adults also available.

District 833's strategic plan focuses on personalization and climate and culture in all school and staff environments. Strategic planning serves as a guide to take the district to a heightened level of instructional excellence. 

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.