Mission, Vision & Beliefs
We provide a world-class education in a collaborative environment that inspires every learner to think, achieve and care.
At Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools, students find an environment where they are embraced and appreciated for the precious individuals that they are. We want each student to thrive and grow in a caring environment, rich in learning and nurturing.
We’ve all heard of the three fundamental Rs—Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. Yet, there is another R that we consider to be a fundamental skill as well: Relationships. We welcome students as if they were members of our own families. We treat all students with the respect and dignity they deserve, and we expect them to treat each other in the same manner. Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools have an outstanding reputation in Minnesota and beyond. Our students, personnel and district have been recognized for their excellence and have earned numerous local, state and national awards.
The Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools serve all or parts of the communities of Sauk Rapids and Rice in central Minnesota. With three elementary schools (K–5), one middle school (6–8), a high school (9–12) and one additional school building housing our Early Childhood and Adult Basic Education programs, the district serves over 4,500 students.
Our school district provides a personalized approach to learning for all students through quality programming and a caring and competent staff. Sauk Rapids and Rice residents play an important role in the education of our children and are genuinely engaged, attentive, and part of everyday activities. Together, we prepare all children for the future as evidenced through successful post-secondary experiences, career preparedness and their continued and positive contributions made throughout central Minnesota.
Sauk Rapids-Rice Schools have an outstanding reputation in Minnesota and beyond. Our students, personnel and district have been recognized for their excellence by earning numerous local, state and national awards.
The district will create a culture of academic achievement by engaging students and parents.
The district will prepare all students for post-secondary success by continuously assessing student progress and by evaluating and updating curriculum and instruction.
The district will foster an informed and supportive public through increased communication and outreach.