Award Year: 2014

Battle Lake Public School

402 Summit St West
Battle Lake, MN, 56515-4029

(218) 864-5215

Mr. Jeffrey Daniel Drake, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Battle Lake Public School District

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Mission

Our Mission: Striving toward educational excellence in a safe, respectful, accepting environment: preparing all students to meet the challenges of a changing world.

Student Demographics
  • White: 93%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Battle Lake students visit China.

Battle Lake students visit China.

Battle Lake Public School is a small, rural district in Western Minnesota. Amid rolling hills and prairie, our county is home to over 1100 lakes making it a destination place for those who love outdoor recreation.

The district embarked on a journey to transform Battle Lake School. The heart and soul of this work is embodied in our commitment to offer a world class liberal arts education built upon a foundation of math, science and language arts. This goal reflects the beliefs and values of our school and community.

All students receive exposure to both the arts and technical education. This approach provides students with a wider context of the world of work and a deeper understanding of how their interests, skills, and aptitudes provide a framework for career decision-making.

The school offers a Mandarin Chinese course and recently took eleven students on a life-changing visit to China.

Battle Lake has a unique experiential learning partnership with nearby Glendalough State Park. This learning model has fostered a greater connection, appreciation, and understanding of the local ecosystem.

Smart Boards, a robotics course, 3-D printer, and CNC machine bring cutting-edge technology to students. Students complete work typically reserved for students in the second and third years of many college programs.

Challenging students to excel and take risks has created an environment that enables them to reach their potential. The school is blessed to enjoy the idyllic characteristics of small town American life. Battle Lake Public School is a very special place.