Statewide School Closure

As a public safety measure, the statewide school closure (including Ely Public Schools) will start on Wednesday, March 18th through May 4th. 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.

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.

COVID-19 & School Closure Info

21st Century Learning Facilities Plan


Regular School Board Meeting

Monday, April 6, 2020 at 6 p.m.

Meeting will be held in the Ely Public Schools Boardroom, 600 E. Harvey St. Meeting will be conducted via teleconference. Due to current community health concerns, no public will be allowed in the meeting in accordance with Minnesota Statue 13D.021

1.0 Call to Order

2.0 Roll Call

3.0 Pledge of Allegiance

4.0 Approval of Agenda

5.0 Open Forum

6.0 Correspondence/Informational Items

7.0 Consent Agenda

8.0 Old Business

9.0 New Business

10.0 Reports

11.0 Board Members Comments and Concerns

12.0 Adjourn

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

10 Apr
No School
13 Apr
No School
18 Apr
Jr/Sr Prom Grand March - Washington Auditorium
04/18/2020 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
1 May

Upcoming School Board Meetings

27 Apr
School Board Study Session - Board Room
04/27/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11 May
School Board Meeting - Board Room
05/11/2020 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


600 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731


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