Ely Public Schools

The mission of Ely Public Schools is to educate all students in a positive and safe environment to become respectful and responsible persons who are life long learners.

2020/2021 School Year Info

COVID-19 & Flexible Learning Info

2020 School Board Election Information

21st Century Learning Facilities Plan

Parents Quick Links


Insurance Committee
School Board Meeting Room
2nd floor of the Memorial Building
Monday, October 26, 2020
3:00 p.m.
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+1 318-431-0419 (PIN: 935 030 072#)
Agenda: Review new 2021 health insurance rates

Welcome to Ely Public Schools

Independent School District 696 is comprised of Ely Memorial High School and Washington Elementary. We are located at the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area. Our 550 students truly get the best of all educational worlds: dedicated teachers who know every student, a variety of state-caliber sports and extracurricular activities in which to excel, and a safe environment and supportive community in which to learn. Though our beautiful buildings are historic, students have access to the latest technologies; they learn using Smartboards in numerous classes, while three computer labs are open for their research assignments or creative impulses. We are proud of our schools...and our students!

Upcoming School Calendar

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Upcoming School Board Meetings

26 Oct
School Board Study Session - Board Room
Date 10/26/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
9 Nov
School Board Meeting - Board Room
11/09/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
23 Nov
School Board Study Session - Board Room
11/23/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14 Dec
School Board Meeting - Board Room
12/14/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


600 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731


Phone: (218) 365-6166
Fax: (218) 365-6138