Brainerd Public School District is an above average, public school district located in Brainerd, MN. It has 6,738 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.
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Brainerd Public School District Reviews
Although I have gotten utmost aid from many staff, I was asked some very personal (not to mention illegal) questions AND "required" to provide documentation of personal mental health issues after requesting my service dog accompany me at school. The process was very unprofessional, uneducated, and unnecessarily drug out. On multiple occasions, I have asked the Great Lakes Area ADA representative if the process they are using is even LEGAL under the ADA, and nearly always have I gotten a "NO!" I wish they were more understanding of the importance and URGENCY of quick action needed when a service dog is requested. I have lost numerous hours of school to my mental health issues, considering the request is still being "overlooked" three months after my initial inquire. Please be ready to fight for your service animal admission, as they are uneducated about the legality of their actions and will not take into consideration the necessity of a life-saving support.
The Brainerd Public School System has helped me grow quite a bit. The band teachers there were supportive and helped me grow. When I had problems with a class or my email, the administration was polite and nice and worked with me to solve the problem. My only issue with the school is that some students did not treat the facility and students with the respect that was needed, and those students did not receive any discipline due to their actions.
The Brainerd Public School District, overall, seemed to be a middle-class school district. The facilities were older, the academics were general, there was very small diversity--- but Brainerd is not a very diverse town--but their funding and their approach to college readiness would be something I would change. Our school is very sports focused, but I believe they have spent an unreasonable amount on funding for a new turf-- and a new electronic scoreboard-- when the funding could've went to putting funding into our art program, which was failing. Brainerd was very big about Advanced Placement courses, but they did not push our school's option for Post Secondary Education-- which I believed would better prepare students for college.