More About Our District

Students in our schools benefit from low class size, highly qualified and dedicated teachers, amazing facilities, caring parents, generous community support, and perhaps most importantly, a respectful and multi-talented student body.  Rush City Schools are truly a unique and wonderful place to learn and grow.  We look forward to exceeding your expectations!  

The Rush City School District #139 is a comprehensive Pre-K –Grade 12 district located 50 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul on the I-35
 Corridor and is situated 10 miles west of the scenic St. Croix River. Residents enjoy an 18-hole golf course, an aquatic center, and winter and summer fishing on beautiful Rush Lake. With strong community support the school system offers a variety of innovative educational programs in modern facilities. District students have a history of excellence in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the fine arts. Rush City Schools demonstrates its commitment to excellence by promoting quality instruction through ongoing staff development, ensuring open communication among staff, parents and community, and offering a wide variety of educational opportunities for students. 

Rush City Schools serve approximately 900 students with 60 teaching staff and 22 Para professionals. The school district has two beautiful buildings. CE Jacobson Elementary (Early Childhood to Grade 6) was remodeled and expanded in 2003, and the Rush City High School (Grades 7 to 12) was built in 1993. Both buildings have state of the art technology for students and teaching staff. The surrounding school grounds are most impressive and include the Aquatic/Recreation Center, Andy Saloka Field, Bill West Track, 3 separate playgrounds, tennis courts, and numerous softball and baseball fields.  

In
 a full inclusive environment, both of our schools offer a full range of services for students with special needs with access to highly qualified specialists through the St. Croix River Education District (SCRED).  

High School students can earn college credit in specialized Science, English, Spanish, Art and Math courses. The district also offers unique ITV classes for students wanting specialized courses. A work-link program offers high school credit for on-the-job training in community businesses. The school district also offers students job training in child-care services to students within the Early Childhood Program located at the elementary school. These are just a few additional examples of services and opportunities provided to students in Rush City Schools.   

Please contact us to find out more about how Rush City Schools provide a high quality education for our students.