Red Wing Schools get the job doneRed Wing offers educational opportunities for all ages through its public and parochial schools.
By: Ruth Nerhaugen, The Republican Eagle
Red Wing offers educational opportunities for all ages through its public and parochial schools.
Red Wing School District No. 256 has two grade-level elementary schools, a middle school, a high school and an alternative high school, plus a Montessori program and early childhood education. Kindergarten classes are all day, every day.
Approximately 2,800 students K-12 are educated with the support of over 450 staff members; 200 are full- or part-time teachers. Approximately 90 percent of the district graduates continue their education beyond high school. For more information, go to www.redwing.k12.mn.us.
In addition, the Goodhue County Education District operates three programs out of the former Jefferson School, and there are five parochial schools, an extensive community education program, and a technical college.
• Colvill Family Center
Early childhood preschool education,
family and public health services
269 E. Fifth St.
• River Bend Montessori
Serving children ages 3 to 6
601 Buchanan St.
• Sunnyside Elementary (1956/1967/1989)
Serving grades K-2
1669 Southwood Ave.
• Burnside Elementary (1994)
Serving grades 3-5
5001 Learning Lane
• Twin Bluff Middle School (1971)
Serving grades 5-8
2120 Twin Bluff Road
• Red Wing High School (1995-96)
Serving grades 9-12
2451 Eagle Ridge Drive
• Alternative High School
Serving ages 16 to 21
Located at the Anderson Center for Interdisciplinary Studies
154 Tower View Drive
Goodhue County Education District
Services for the Upward Bound, SELF and Deerview programs.
Housed at former Jefferson School (1916)
601 Buchanan St.
Main office is in Cannon Falls; (507) 263-5570.
Red Wing has five Christian-based parochial schools - two Lutheran, one Catholic, Christian Academy, and River Bluffs Christian School located at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.
• Concordia Lutheran School
1805 Bush St.
• Red Wing Christian Academy
420 Third St.
• River Bluffs Christian School
4652 Highway 61 W.
• St. John's Lutheran School
421 East Ave.
• St. Joseph's Education Center
469 12th St.
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 that enhance personal growth and community development.
The office is located at Red Wing High School; call (651) 385-4565. An online copy of the class guide is available at the Red Wing School District Web site, www.redwing.k12.mn.us.
Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical is a regional multicampus technical college serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and beyond.
Students may choose from more than 70 programs at the Red Wing campus at Pioneer Road and Highway 58 and in Winona 60 miles to the south.
Programs include health, business, computers, driver education, trade and industry, musical instrument repair and building, sales and management, criminal justice, and food manager certification. Numerous online classes are available.
For information, visit the Web site www.southeasttech.mnscu.edu or call (651) 385-6300.