It's Always a Great Day to be a Saber!
At Shakopee Public Schools, it's more than an education, it's a commitment to our students, staff and community to make a difference, every day. Located in one of the fastest growing suburbs in the Twin Cities, Shakopee Public Schools is proud to serve the Cities of Shakopee, Savage and Prior Lake as well as Jackson, Louisville and Sand Creek Townships. The district directly supports over 8,000 students, has 1,000+ dedicated staff members, 11+ buildings, 1.7+ million square feet of space and over 350+ acres of land, making it a truly unique community with endless opportunity. The community also recently passed a 2021 Operating Levy, allowing the district to provide additional student and operational-based support as well as competitive compensation for educators and support staff.
Diversity & Opportunity
The Shakopee school district is proud to serve a very diverse population of students and families with more than 70 languages and dialects from around the world spoken in our schools. On average, our student population consists of approximately 60% Caucasian, 13% Asian, 14% Hispanic/Latino, 11% Black/African American and 2% American Indian. Relative to diversity, over the last two years, Shakopee Public Schools has been working with Equity Alliance MN to identify areas for equitable growth throughout our system. During a November 2020 board work session, the district took another positive step by passing a resolution to form a District Equity Leadership Team (DELT).
DELT is comprised of staff, parents and community members, board members and city/county representatives.
To learn more about programming and equity based opportunities, please visit the Teaching, Learning & Equity section of our website.
Shakopee Public Schools, in partnership with our community, will educate lifelong learners to succeed in a diverse world.
2022 Saber Fast Facts
703 Shakopee High School seniors walked across the graduation stage in June along with the Tokata Learning Center fourth quarter graduation that same month. Click here to read an article on the recent increase in high school graduation rates.
1,800+ middle school students worked to register for 2022/23 classes and are ready to continue exploring their passions and strengths as a Saber.
Saber Online is set to serve students in grades 1-12 in an inspiring online environment in the 2022/23 school year.
Student projects at our five elementary schools continually showcase the incredible heart and creativity of all involved while future Sabers are gearing up for the upcoming school year.
Pearson Early Learning Center is also quickly filling classes for the 2022/23 Stepping Stones Preschool Program and providing critical early childhood screenings for the community, and beyond.
120+ High School student Internships (CAPS) with Community businesses.
2,689 Volunteer hours in our schools during just one month in the 2021/22 school year with over 1,570 volunteers are approved throughout the district.
A 10-year operating levy was passed in November 2021, and is effective starting July 1, 2022 thanks to direct support from the Shakopee Public Schools community.
1,000+ staff members with 550 active substitutes and numerous Teacher of the Year candidates.
3rd largest employer in the City of Shakopee with staff members from ~85 surrounding cities/locations in addition to Shakopee.