Spread out across 516 square miles, including Cass, Crow Wing and Morrison Counties, Brainerd Public Schools serves more than 6,700 students per year.

Brainerd Public Schools has six elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and three alternative programming sites.

In 2014, all six of our elementary schools were awarded the National Blue Ribbon Award.

Recent News

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Brainerd Dispatch: Board approves new elementary school designs
Posted on 9/10/2018
High praise came Monday, Sept. 10, for architects, engineers, project managers and others involved in creating schematic designs for building updates in the Brainerd School District. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: Plans unveiled for Brainerd school updates
Posted on 9/06/2018
Excitement is in the air in the Brainerd School District, and it's not just because of the new school year. ...
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LPTV News: Blueprint 181 Plans Laid Out In Open House
Posted on 9/05/2018
The Brainerd community passed a referendum last April allowing School District 181 to move forward with major renovation plans. The blueprints for those plans were unveiled tonight during an open house. ...
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Brainerd Dispatch: Enthusiasm, nervousness fill Baxter Elementary on first day of school
Posted on 9/05/2018
Gray skies and rainy weather were no match for the smiling faces and excited chatter filling the halls of Baxter Elementary School Tuesday, Sept. 4, for the first day of classes. ...
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