South St. Paul – District 6

General Information

School District Name:  6 – South St Paul Public Schools

School Website:

School Contact:  Ms. Lisa Brandecker, Assistant to Superintendent

Phone Number:  651-457-9400

Email Address:


From the Office of the Superintendent –

South St. Paul’s city and school district boundaries are nearly the same, fostering a feeling of family, with opportunities for parent and community involvement. South St. Paul has two elementary schools, a 7-12 high school with 7-8 in a middle school setting and a community learning center providing an alternative education.

All K-12 curriculum areas follow a comprehensive scope and sequence that is reviewed periodically. Each curriculum committee, as a part of its continuous improvement plan, works to align the curriculum with state and national education standards.

The District offers all-day, every day Kindergarten without a fee. In addition, both elementary schools are in the final implementation stages for the prestigious and highly sought after International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program. South St. Paul Secondary is also implementing a Middle Years International Baccalaureate Program (MYP) in grades 6-10. SSP High School offers a well-established elite International Baccalaureate placement and credits to students who score well on their I.B. exams. South St. Paul Public Schools is well on their way to becoming what would be one of the first public school systems in the union to offer the demanding International Baccalaureate Program to all of their students.

Since 1990, the Community Learning Center, formally the Area Learning Center has offered an alternative educational program for non-traditional learners. The center provides an alternative environment to meet the unique and personal needs of all its students. Technology is an integral part that increases educational effectiveness for every child. Students will use technology tools to do research, conduct experiments, collect and organize data, and present their work. Staff members are expected to model effective uses of technology and integrate it to their instruction.

Beyond athletics, students may choose from many extra-curricular activities such as math teams, color guard and a prestigious theater program.

In 2007, the South St. Paul Educational Foundation presented 110 graduates with more than $212,000 in scholarships.

Community Education is an integral part of our District that offers a variety of options to meet the needs of our community from Early Childhood and Family Education to Adult Enrichment and Basic Education programs.

For more information, call 651-457-9400 or visit their website at

South St. Paul Secondary (6-12),
700 Second Street North
South St. Paul, MN 55075
651-457-9455 (FAX)

Lincoln Center Elementary (Preschool- Grade 5)
357 Ninth Avenue North
South St. Paul, MN 55075
651-457-9423 (FAX)

Kaposia Education Center (Preschool- Grade 5)
1225 First Avenue
South South St. Paul, MN 55075
651-457-9453 (FAX)

Community Learning Center (9-12)
151 Sixth Street East
South St. Paul,MN 55075
651-306-3666 (FAX)

Superintendent’s office
104 5th Avenue South
South St. Paul, MN 55075
(651) 457-9400 (OFFICE)
(651) 457-9485 (FAX)

Lisa Brandecker ,Admin. Asst. to the Superintendent
(651) 457-9465


Superintendent & Director Information

Superintendent of School:  Dr. Dave Webb, 651-457-9400

Athletic Director:  Chad Sexauer, 651-457-9462

Director of Special Education:  Kelly Tetrick, 651-457-9496

Director of Communications:

– General Information, Erika Ryan, 651-457-9400

Director of Student Services:

Director of Technology:  Paul Brashear, 651-552-5560

Director of Elementary Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment:

– Chad Schmidt, 651-457-9416

Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment:

– Chad Schmidt, 651-457-9416

International Daccalaureate Diploma Program:

– Mr. Conrad Anderson, 651-552-3002

Facilities Information

Elementary Schools # of Buildings: 2 (preschool-Grade 5)

Middle/High Schools # of Buildings:  1 (grades 6-12)

Open Enrollment?  Yes

Student/Staff Ratio

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Expenditures Per Pupil

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Buses Available:  Yes


Hot Lunch:  Yes

Breakfast:  Yes

Grading Policies

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Middle Schools:

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Percentage of Schools Accredited

Elementary Schools:  100

Middle Schools:

High Schools:  100

Percentage Staff Degrees




Certified Staff

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Number of Non-Athletic Extracurricular Activities:

Classes Offered

Middle Schools
High School
Marching Band
Concert Jazz
Chorus/Show Choir
Adv. Computers
AP Classes

Ratio of Students to Computers

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Learning Alternatives:

Percentage of Seniors Who Attended

Community College (2 year):

Vocational or Technical (2 year):

College or University (4 year):

ACT Statistics

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SAT Statistics

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National Merit Scholars

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Programs for Gifted & Talented:  Yes, International Baccalaureate for Secontary building

Special Education Programs:  Yes

Other Special Programs Worth Mentioning:

All elementary aged programs are run through our youth programs with the exception of softball that is run through the school as well as through the youth programs

Elementary:  Theatre
High School:  Debate, Chess Club, Journalism, Toast Master, Math Club


Baseball:  Boys

Basketball:  Boys/Girls

CC Running:  Boys/Girls

CC Skiing:  N/A

Competition Cheer:  N/A

Dance Team:  Girls

Downhill Skiing:  N/A

Football:  Boys

Golf:  Boys/Girls

Gymnastics:  Girls

Ice Hockey:  Boys/Girls

Lacrosse:  N/A

Soccer:  Boys/Girls

Softball:  Girls

Swimming:  Boys/Girls

Tennis:  Boys/Girls

Track & Field:  Boys/Girls

Volleyball:  Girls

Wrestling:  Boys


Adapted Athletics Offered:

Intramural Programs Offered: