South Washington County Schools

About District 833

We are committed to igniting a passion for lifelong learning.

South Washington County School District 833 is a suburban district located southeast of St. Paul. The district includes all or parts of the communities of Cottage Grove, Newport, St. Paul Park, Woodbury, and Afton, Denmark and Grey Cloud Island Townships, an area of 84 square miles. The population of the district is approximately 98,100 people, including the more than 18,000 students who attend district schools. 

Sixteen elementary schools serve students in grades PreK-5, four middle schools serve students in grades 6-8, and three comprehensive high schools serve the district’s students in grades 9-12. In addition, the South Washington Alternative High School is in place for secondary students, with credit recovery for high school students and adult diploma programs for adults also available. 

The district's strategic plan, "Together we are SoWashCo," outlines the district's mission as "igniting a passion for lifelong learning." The plan also identifies two strategic objectives of personalization and an improved climate and culture in all school and staff environments. Strategic planning serves as a guide to take the district to a heightened level of instructional excellence. 

A seven member School Board governs the district. Board members are elected at-large on Election Day in November of odd numbered years. The superintendent of schools is an ex-officio member of the School Board, and there are three non-voting student representatives. 

Click here to see the 2017-2018 Welcome Brochure

Click here to see the 2017-2018 District Profile

School Profiles


School profiles are being created for each school in the district. They include information about enrollment, programs, staff, test scores and more.


Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

School Promotional Videos

Promotional videos are being developed for each school in District 833. These videos include interviews with staff and students, and provide you with a sneak peak of all of the teaching and learning that students and staff appreciate in our schools.