- School Board
Welcome to the Hermantown Community Schools web site. It is our desire to use this technology to acquaint you with our schools, the programs, and the opportunities for students who attend here. The mission, “All Children Will Learn Well and Succeed”, is to provide the best possible educational opportunities with the resources available for the students attending the Hermantown Community Schools. It is through this medium, that we hope to keep you informed of the opportunities that are available in our schools.
The Hermantown Community Schools place great emphasis upon community involvement and the pursuit of excellence in our programming. Our educational programs are distinguished by the overwhelming response of community volunteers in all of our schools. We believe that our success in providing superior educational opportunities comes from having quality educators and outstanding parent involvement in our schools.
Our district is made up of four buildings, including a high school, a middle school, an elementary school and an early childhood/family education facility. We are a growing district of approximately 10,000 residents, with 3-5 percent growth in our student population for each of the past several years.
The High School, serving grades nine through twelve, was built in 1988, with additions in 1999. It has a student population of 656. Both curricular and co-curricular programs at the High School provide excellent opportunities for our students to prepare for postsecondary education and for life in the community. There is a strong academic program, with an emphasis on math, science and languages, which prepares students for higher education. The co-curricular programs include nineteen athletic teams, music, drama, speech and a number of specialized teams, such as Math League and Knowledge Bowl. Our students are goal-oriented, and approximately eighty percent choose to attend a post-secondary institution.
The Middle School building, with 801 students, houses an upper-elementary program for grades four and five and a middle school made up of grades six through eight. Incorporating the middle school concept, grades 6-8 have an advisor/advisee time built into their daily schedule with many co-curricular opportunities available to the students. The Middle School building had an extensive renovation of its science rooms in 1999.
The Elementary School houses kindergarten through grade three with a student population of 594. Along with smaller class sizes and a concentrated effort at helping each student become a successful learner, there is also a full complement of educational specialists in music, art, physical education and computer. An addition to the Elementary School built in 1999 provided more space for music, art and special needs. The Kid Care Program, also housed in the Elementary School, provides a safe and friendly environment for students requiring supervision before and after school.
All pre-K programs are housed in the Early Childhood/Family Resource Center. This facility provides an excellent variety of programs for both children and their parents/guardians. It is enthusiastically received by the families of our young children, who appreciate the friendly, caring staff and the excellent programs.