Welcome to the Red Wing Public School District Information Webpage!

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 at Colvill for preschool children and their families.

Sunnyside Elementary is the primary grade level center.  Kindergarten and 1st grade students, along with two sections of 2nd grade attend classes at Sunnyside. Kindergarten is 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.

The vision of the Red Wing Public Schools is for all students to fulfill their highest potential and to become respectful, responsible, productive citizens.
District Level Administration
Karsten Anderson
Jackie Paradis
Building and Grounds/Technology
Alan Gaylor
Director of Teaching & Learning
Jess Whitcomb
Special Education
Cheryl Johnson
651-388-4441 x11
Community Education
Dawn Wettern
Red Wing High School
2451 Eagle Ridge Drive
Phone: 651-385-4600
Fax: 651-385-4610
George Nemanich

Assistant Principal
Jason Kjos
Activities Director:
Paul Hartmann
Twin Bluff Middle School
2120 Twin Bluff Road
Phone: 651-385-4530
Fax: 651-385-4540
Chris Palmatier

Assistant Principal

Burnside Elementary
5001 Learning Lane
Phone: 651-385-4700
Fax: 651-385-4710
Jen Grove
Sunnyside Elementary
1669 Southwood Avenue
Phone: 651-385-4570
Fax: 651-385-4576
Michael Pagel
Preschool/Family Education
Colvill Family Center

269 East 5th Street
Phone: 651-385-8000
Fax: 651-385-4780
Min MartinOakes
Tower View Alternative School
154 Tower View Drive
Phone: 651-388-8963
Fax: 651-385-8619
Nicole Jack


2451 Eagle Ridge Dr.
Red Wing, MN 55066

Office Hours
Monday - Friday
7:30am - 4:00pm

Telephone Number

Fax Number

Karsten Anderson

Superintendent Adminitrative Assistant
Lisa Steggerda

Red Wing High School
2451 Eagle Ridge Dr.
Principal's Office: 651-385-4600
Student Support Office: 651-385-4612
Attendance Line: 651-385-4660
Fax Number: 651-385-4610
Twin Bluff Middle School
2120 Twin Bluff Road
Principal Office: 651-385-4530
Attendance Line: 651-385-4550
Greeter Desk: 651-385-4560 (Day calls)
Fax: 651-385-4540
Burnside Elementary School
5001 Learning Lane
Principal Office: 651-385-4700
Attendance Line: 651-385-4715
Fax Number: 651-385-4710
Sunnyside Elementary School
1660 Southwood Avenue
Principal Office: 651-385-4570
Attendance Line: 651-385-4580
Fax Number: 651-385-4576
Colvill Family Center
269 East 5th St.
Office: 651-385-8000
Fax: 651-385-4780
Community Education/Recreation
2451 Eagle Ridge Dr.
Office: 651-385-4565
Fax: 651-385-4561
Tower View Alternative High School
154 Tower View Dr.
Office: 651-388-6982
Fax: 651-385-8619
This spring, Red Wing Public Schools is developing a 3 - 5 year strategic plan.  Documents related to this planning process will be maintained on this webpage.  Community feedback will be solicited throughout this process.
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