Elementary Students: Grades 1 through 4

Minnesota statute requires that a child must be five years old on or before September 1 of the year they wish to begin attending kindergarten and six years old on or before September 1 of the year they wish to begin attending first grade. 

After a completed Enrollment Form is received by the Central Student Enrollment office, the student will be assigned to an elementary school according to home area and space availability. In the summer, notification of placement will be mailed to the family.  Families are invited to visit their new school before the end of the current school year or during the last week of August before school begins. Open houses are held at the elementary schools before the beginning of the school year. Families can meet a child's teacher and principal on this night. Watch our website for open house dates.

Mid-year transfer students will receive their placement at the time of enrollment.  Families and students may visit their new school the same day enrollment is completed or plan to arrive at school early on the student's first day for orientation.

Students are assigned to individual classrooms by the school principal. Central Student Enrollment coordinates the transfer of student records from previously attended school.

District 318 Elementary Schools

School Contact Start/Dismissal
Cohasset Elementary
450 Columbus Avenue
Cohasset, MN 55721
Principal: Jill Wheelock
​Phone: 218-327-5860
Fax: 218-327-5861
M-T-Th-F 8:25 am - 2:50 pm
W 8:25 am - 2:10 pm
Forest Lake Elementary
715 NW 7th Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Principal: Scott Briske
​Phone: 218-327-5870
Fax: 218-327-5871
M-T-Th-F 8:30 am - 2:55 pm
W 8:35 am - 2:20 pm
Murphy Elementary
822 NE 5th Avenue
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Principal: Sean Martinson
​Phone: 218-327-5880
Fax: 218-327-5881
M-T-Th-F 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
W 8:30 am - 2:20 pm
Southwest Elementary
601 SW 7th Street
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
Principal: Ken DeCoster
​Phone: 218-327-5890
Fax: 218-327-5891
M-T-Th-F 8:30 am - 2:55 pm
W 8:30 am - 2:15 pm