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

Ely Public Schools Referendum Information

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 Wilderness. 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 1:1 Chromebooks for their research assignments or creative impulses. We are proud of our schools...and our students!

Upcoming School Calendar

31 May
Memorial Day - No School
Date 05/31/2021
5 Jun
7 Sep
First Day of School

Upcoming School Board Meetings

24 May
14 Jun
School Board Meeting - Board Room
06/14/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
28 Jun
School Board Study Session - Board Room
06/28/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12 Jul
School Board Meeting - Board Room
07/12/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


600 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731


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