About EGF Public Schools

East Grand Forks, Minnesota, was established in 1887 and is located in northwestern Minnesota on the border with neighboring North Dakota at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Minnesota Highway 220.

East Grand Forks runs parallel to the Minnesota-North Dakota border on the Minnesota side of the Red River of the North.   It borders Grand Forks, ND and is very close to the University of North Dakota and Northland Community and Technical College. 

East Grand Forks, MN is a city with a population of approximately 8,500 and located within the Red River Valley, which was formed when glacial Lake Agassiz receded to the north.

East Grand Forks Public Schools will seek to engage and empower learners to contribute and succeed in a diverse and changing world. At East Grand Forks Public Schools EXCELLENCE is the EXPECTATION for EVERY learner, EVERY day! East Grand Forks Public Schools is proud of this commitment to excellence in education. The school has a long tradition of success in the Classroom, the Arts and Athletics.

The district is organized into four schools: New Heights, which is a kindergarten through second grade school: South Point, which is a third grade through fifth grade school; Central Middle School which houses the sixth through eighth grades, and the Senior High School for grades nine thorough twelve.

At the elementary level, the East Grand Forks School District has made every effort to maintain effective class sizes for optimal learning. Kindergarten students participate in a full day, every day program. All students participate in physical education music, and computer literacy programs taught by licensed specialists.

Central Middle School emphasizes the development of the whole child and includes a wide variety of exploratory experiences to develop mature interest, academic capabilities and athletic skills. The middle school curriculum features the highly recognized Red River of the North program for the past, present and future.

The Senior High School offers a comprehensive curriculum, which includes instruction in two foreign languages, a host of vocational classes, and several courses offered for high school and full college credit, in addition to what is regarded as a traditional secondary curriculum.

The school district offers a wide variety of extra-curricular options including drama, speech, music, athletics, and many other individual and group activities.

We are constantly striving to improve the quality of our service, by responding to your needs and anticipating future objectives. District patrons should feel free to visit anytime, or call your child's school if you have questions ideas, or concerns.

District Office
1420 4th Avenue NW
East Grand Forks, MN 56721


The district’s K-12 enrollment is approximately 1900 students and there are four separate school buildings:

  • New Heights Elementary (grades K-2)

  • South Point Elementary (grades 3-5)

  • Central Middle School (grades 6-8)

  • Senior High (grades 9-12)

We have a thriving preschool program and an Adult Community Education program


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