The Chisago Lakes School District unites five historical communities with a tradition of excellence. Each community offers both a unique history and a contemporary charm of its own. The 165 square-mile district is home to a little over 3,400 students (PreK-12) and their families. There are three elementary schools, one middle school, one high school, and a charter school. The school district is proud of its tradition of excellence in academics, fine arts, community education, and extracurricular activities. District test scores in reading and math are well in excess of the state averages, and are the best in the local area, as reported in the Star Tribune.
Chisago Lakes Primary School
Chisago Lakes Primary School is nestled between two picturesque lakes and welcomes over 500 PreK through 1st-grade students to a safe, friendly, nurturing, and academically excellent environment. Primary School uses nationally recognized methods to monitor student progress and provides immediate assistance when needed. In addition to providing a solid academic program, Chisago Lakes Primary is committed to teaching students positive behavior expectations - called the "Wildcat Way." The Wildcat Way focuses on four core areas: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Cooperative, and Be Safe.
Taylors Falls Elementary
Taylors Falls Elementary, grades PreK through 5 with an enrollment of 400 students, is located in the village of Taylors Falls overlooking the scenic St. Croix River valley. The school has a highly qualified and dedicated staff, who believe that a safe learning environment is essential for student success. Besides a strong academic program with an emphasis on reading and math, Taylors Falls strives for an atmosphere of caring and respect. The staff is trained in the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program which is practiced in the classroom bi-monthly. Taylors Falls also has an outdoor classroom space that allows teachers and their students an area to explore and experiment in many academic areas. We believe at Taylors Falls Elementary that if everyone works together, "We can build a better world, one student at a time."
Lakeside Elementary School
Lakeside Elementary invites over 555 students, grades 2 through 5, to an exciting learning environment. Lakeside has an energetic atmosphere that fosters learning with a dedicated, experienced faculty and staff who always put the students first. Classes are activity-oriented and child-centered. Lakeside provides a strong core curriculum, but also includes many enrichment opportunities and academic supports. Lakeside has been honored both nationally and by the state for outstanding programs and the pursuit of excellence in education. Lakeside provides opportunities to learn, change, and grow for today and tomorrow.
Chisago Lakes Middle School
Chisago Lakes Middle School enrolls 800 students in grades 6 through 8. Students receive a rigorous academic learning environment designed to prepare them for the transition into high school. Students work directly with their teachers to assess student needs and progress, develop goals for learning targets, interdisciplinary planning, and special events. Extracurricular programs abound at Chisago Lakes Middle School. Students have the opportunity to participate in arts, athletics, and enrichment offerings.
Chisago Lakes High School
Chisago Lakes High School serves more than 1,100 students. Our school has earned North Central Accreditation, a national measure of excellence, since 1981. CLHS provides a comprehensive curriculum for the college-bound student, the tech-prep student, and everyone in between. In addition to our award-winning fine arts programs, we offer 24 athletic activities and 20 co-curricular activities. Our facility is located on 96 acres and has athletic fields, tennis courts, a community swimming pool, five computer labs, weight room, fitness center, ice arena, and a beautiful 600 seat Performing Arts Center.