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Partner Districts - Sartell / St. Stephen


The Sartell-St. Stephen School District is located in Central Minnesota. The boundaries of the district touch the surrounding school districts of St. Cloud, Sauk Rapids-Rice, and Holdingford. The population of Sartell-St. Stephen communities is approximately 16,000 and the school district has approximately 3,700 students in preschool to 12th grade.

The Sartell-St. Stephen School District has an excellent reputation for quality of programs and services offered to students of all ages. The breadth and scope of the curricular program, extra-curricular opportunities and specialized programs make the school district one of the finest in Central Minnesota. Staff and administration are dedicated professionals who work closely with students and their families to maintain a high standard of educational excellence.

  • Staff at Sartell High School provide a rigorous academic program. Students select from a wide array of core courses as well as electives and extra-curricular options. A school within a school provides alternative learning options.

  • The Sartell Middle School staff create an excellent learning environment appropriate for students in 5th to 8th grade. The school’s programs and services meet the academic, social, physical and emotional needs of middle school students.

  • Staff at our two elementary schools, Pine Meadow Elementary and Oak Ridge Elementary, serve students Kindergarten through 4th grade. Both are exciting places for our elementary children and encourage parents as partners in their child's education.

  • Staff in our Early Childhood Programs service children from birth to age 5 and work with their families to provide high-quality and enriching opportunities vital to our littlest learners.

Sartell-St. Stephens School District Website


Sartell-St. Stephen School District, Jeff Schwiebert

Superintendent Jeff Schwiebert graduated from Cornell College in Iowa with a Bachelor’s Degree in History and Education in 1981.  He earned his Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa in Educational Leadership in 1991 and his Superintendent’s Certificate from the University of Northern Iowa in 2001.  He taught social studies at the high school level for 20 years while also serving the Mount Vernon School District as a coach, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal and as Superintendent.  He continued his career as a superintendent for the North Scott School District in Eldridge, Iowa, from 2009 to 2014.  He recently joined the Sartell-St. Stephen School District in July of 2014.

Working Group Members



Working Group

Sue Symanietz
Sartell High School
Michele Rogers
Pine Meadow Elementary School
Peggi Fogarty
Pine Meadow Elementary School
Terry Hurd
Sartell Middle School
Michelle Raml
Sartell Middle School
Paul Moe
Oak Ridge Elementary



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