About ISD 728

  • Welcome to ISD 728, Independent School District 728, the eighth largest school district in Minnesota. We are a progressive district located 35 miles northwest of Minneapolis. We proudly serve nearly 13,000 neighborhood students and more than 50,000 total lifelong learners in all or parts of Albertville, Dayton, Elk River, Otsego, Ramsey, Rogers, St. Michael, Zimmerman and the townships of Big Lake, Baldwin, Burns, Livonia, Nowthen, Orrock and Stanford.

    We have 10 elementary schools, 5 middle schools and 4 high schools. We also offer Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) magnet programs at Rogers Elementary School and Salk Middle School. Our Community Education program serves pre-schoolers to senior citizens.

    Our curriculum is designed to enhance each student's intellectual, physical, emotional and artistic dimensions. Our assessments continue to climb, and we meet or exceed most state and national results.

    In 2012, our seven-member elected School Board approved a new "One Mission, Seven Core Values, ALL Learner's" Strategic Plan. This plan, created with the support of volunteers throughout our communities, provides the priorities of our school district through 2017. The foundation of our Strategic Plan are our Seven Core Values.

    As 2017 comes to an end, ISD 728 leadership and staff will be working with our communities, guided by goals established by the Minnesota Department of Education, to develop a new plan that will lead the District into 2020 and beyond. We will maintain our mission and values as we move ahead with this new plan.

    Our students have earned millions of dollars in scholarships and moved on to great accomplishments. Our teachers are consistently among the state's best, including several finalists for Minnesota Teacher of the Year. Outside the classroom, many students participate in extracurricular activities such as athletics and the arts, and often bring home state and national awards.

    Everything we do is aligned with our mission: to educate, inspire & empower our diverse learners, to shape their futures, to accomplish their dreams and to contribute positively to our local and global communities.

    You can learn more about ISD 728 by exploring this website. Also, our annual submission to the State Department of Education - The World's Best Workforce Report - can give you an inside look at our departments, our goals and our mission to prepare all learners for achievement beyond our walls. You can also stay in touch by signing up for our nationally-acclaimed online E-Connection newsletter. Or, stop by and visiting our district Welcome Center in Elk River.

    Have questions or want to arrange a tour?

    Visit the ISD 728 Welcome Center at:
    11500 193rd Ave. NW, Elk River | 763.241.3400


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