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State Education Funds Helpful But Budget Challenges Remain
The state legislature continues to work toward an education budget being called the “largest school funding increase in 15 years,” but school budget challenges still remain.
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Four-Year Graduation Rates Continue to Surpass the State Average
The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) released student graduation rates for 2020 – the first set of graduates during the COVID-19 pandemic. The four-year graduation rate for South Washington County Schools (SoWashCo Schools) continues to surpass the state average with 92.3 percent of students graduating on time.
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Ending the School Year and Preparing for Fall
We have reached the finish line for the 2020-21 school year. In some ways, it has felt like an endurance run and in other ways, the year has flown by. I appreciate your partnership and working with teachers and staff amid the many challenges this school year.
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South Washington County Schools is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul, Minnesota. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, as well as, Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships. District 833 is committed to the mission of "igniting a passion for lifelong learning" through collaboration, continuous improvement, equity, integrity and relationships.

We have 16 elementary schools for students in grades K-5, four middle schools serving grades 6-8, three comprehensive high schools and one alternative high school. There are also a variety of early learning and adult education and enrichment programs offered through Community Education.