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.

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Facility Committee Meeting
Monday, July 13, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
 Join with Google Meet:
Join by phone:
+1 585-376-7563 (PIN: 767462943)
Purpose: 21st Century Facilities Learning Plan 


Board Negotiations Committee
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at 3:00 p.m.
 Join by phone:
+1 (978) 990-5000
Enter access code: 490462#
Purpose: Confidential/Supervisory Contract Negotiations 

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

27 Jul
School Board Study Session - Board Room
Date 07/27/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10 Aug
School Board Meeting - Board Room
08/10/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
24 Aug
School Board Study Session - Board Room
08/24/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
14 Sep
School Board Meeting - Board Room
09/14/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


600 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731


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