ABOUT THE RED WING SCHOOL DISTRICT

Red Wing School District #256 is a pre-K through grade 12 district located in Red Wing, Minnesota (population 16,000). Red Wing is located in the beautiful Mississippi River Valley, fifty miles southeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area.

The Red Wing School District offers all children an opportunity to grow in a supportive and caring environment. Approximately 2800 students K-12 are educated with the support of over 450 staff members; 200 are full or part-time teachers. Approximately 90% of the district graduates continue their education beyond high school. 
Colvill Family Center is a partnership between the school district and other county agencies. A full range of services are offered in one location for preschool children and their families.
Kindergartenand 1st grade students, along with two sections of 2nd grade attend classes at Sunnyside Elementary, the primary grade level center. Kindergarten is offered all day, every day.

Burnside Elementary serves children in the remaining sections of  grade two, as well as all of grades three and four.  Beyond a curriculum focusing on basic skills, students are challenged through additional enrichment in Spectrum and Math Masters programs. Cluster programs are available for gifted and talented students.
Twin Bluff Middle School (grades 5 - 7) uses an "instructional team" approach, dividing the student body into smaller groups to help students more easily make the transition from elementary to middle school settings. Several co-curricular activities are offered: Mathcounts, speech, yearbook and the school musical, as well as a variety of sports programs.
 
Red Wing High School (grades 8 - 12) offers a wide variety of co-curricular, academic, arts, music and athletic programs designed to challenge the interests and abilities of all students.
 
Tower View Alternative High School (ALC) offers programs for students between the ages of 16 and 21 who are experiencing difficulty in the traditional high school setting or have dropped out of school.
 Community Education programs serve people of all ages from infants through senior citizens. Community Education focuses on connecting the community, schools and businesses. Programs and activities are designed to link the community and educational systems which enhance personal growth and community development
District Vision Statement
The vision of the Red Wing Public Schools is for all students to fulfill their highest potential and to become respectful, responsible, productive citizens.