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

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Regular School Board Meeting
Monday, February 8, 2021
6:00 p.m.
Ely City Hall Council Chambers
209 E. Chapman St.
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(US) +1 252-662-0076
PIN: 182 901 402#

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

11 Mar
12 Mar
Break - No School
2 Apr
Break - No School

Upcoming School Board Meetings

8 Mar
School Board Meeting - Board Room
03/08/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
22 Mar
School Board Study Session - Board Room
03/22/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
12 Apr
School Board Meeting - Board Room
04/12/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
26 Apr
School Board Study Session - Board Room
04/26/2021 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


600 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731


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