As a public safety measure, the statewide school closure that began March 18 has now been extended TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. Please see the "COVID-19 Information" section below for the latest information. You can also follow our Facebook page here for the most current updates on this developing issue.
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.
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!
600 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731
Phone: (218) 365-6166
Fax: (218) 365-6138