Rush City School District #139 is a comprehensive Pre-K –Grade 12
district located 50 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul on the I-35W
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. The surrounding community has
always given strong support to its school system.
Rush City Schools is fully staffed with approximately 925 students, 60
teaching staff, and 22 classroom assistants. The school district has two
newer buildings. Jacobson Elementary School was remodeled and expanded
in 2003, and the Rush City High School was built in 1993. Both buildings
have state of the art technology for students and teaching staff. The
surrounding school grounds contain excellent recreational opportunities:
Andy Saloka Football Field, Bill West Track, playgrounds, tennis
courts, and numerous softball and baseball fields. The district is proud
of its tradition of excellence in academics, fine arts, community
education, and extracurricular activities.
Both the high school and the elementary school 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).
Qualifying students can earn college credit for selected English,
Spanish, 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 opportunities make Rush City Schools a great
place to get an education.