Small District. Big Opportunities.
Bell Schedules for 2016-2017 for all Buildings:  Earle Brown Elementary: Breakfast 8:30 a.m., Start Time  8:45 a.m. and end time 3:45 p.m.     ***      Brooklyn Center Secondary: Breakfast 7:10  a.m., start time 7:55, end time 2:55 p.m.   ***  Brooklyn Center Academy:  Breakfast 7:30  a.m. Start time 7:55 a.m., end time 2:55 p.m.  ***Enrollment Center Open for anyone enrolling in the district: Enrollment Center is located at Brooklyn Center Secondary, 6500 Humboldt Ave. N., Hours 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  Monday through Thursday and Friday 8:00 am-Noon***

Superintendent's Message

Small district. Big opportunities.
Brooklyn Center Community Schools is a small suburban school district located on the northwest border of Minneapolis. We pride ourselves in providing excellent academic programs to a diverse student population in pre-k through grade 12.

A full service community school is both a place and a set of partnerships between the school and other community resources. Our integrated focus on academics, health and social services, youth and community development and community engagement leads to improved student learning, stronger families and healthier communities. 

Mission
To equip every student with the knowledge, life-skills, and global perspectives to contribute to society and respond to the needs of an ever-changing world. 

Leadership
Superintendent Mark Bonine came to Brooklyn Center in 2013 after 28 years at Minneapolis Public Schools. He served 16 years as a teacher, one year as an assistant principal, eight years as a principal and three years as an associate superintendent in the school district. More>>

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Our schools
Our students
Total enrollment: 2028
  • White: 331 (16%)
  • Black: 882 (43%)
  • Hispanic: 456 (22%)
  • Asian: 335 (17%)
  • American Indian: 24 (1%)
Special populations
  • English learner: 431 (21%)
  • Special education: 261 (13%)
  • Free/reduced lunch: 1623 (80%)
Our staff: 
Total staff: 375
  • Administrators: 7
  • Bus Drivers: 20
  • Custodians: 14
  • Educational Assistants/Clerical: 74
  • Food Service: 14
  • Non-bargained: 85
  • Principals and Assistant Principals: 5
  • Teachers: 156

Brooklyn Center ISD #286
6500 Humboldt Ave. North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55430
763-561-2120


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News & Announcements

VOCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES ANNUAL NOTIFICATION

Brooklyn Center Community Schools offers vocational opportunities through the Business Education and Consumer Science Departments. The purpose of this notice is to inform students, parents, employees and the general public that these opportunities are offered regardless of race, color, national origin, sex or disability.

Brooklyn Center is Now Enrolling for All Grades

Brooklyn Center is now accepting enrollment applications for all grade levels at Earle Brown Elementary, Brooklyn Center Secondary, and Brooklyn Center Academy, including applications for open enrollment.

Friendship Class: A Wonderful New Free Opportunity for Children Ages 3-5

Brooklyn Center Community Schools is now offering an early childhood program called Friendship Class. This program will offer students with special needs the opportunity to learn from typical peers (a.k.a Friends) and Friends the opportunity to grow in their understanding of diversity and friendships with all peers.

We are looking for "Friends" for for the 2016-2017 school year. If you have a child between the ages of 3 and 5 who would be an excellent peer model, please inquire for more information. The child does NOT need to be a resident of Brooklyn Center to attend this program

For more information click the heading above, or contact Jennifer Kelly at jkelly@brookcntr.k12.mn.us or 763-450-3386 ex 4007

Brooklyn Center district admins tout grad rates

With the Minnesota Department of Education’s release of data regarding high school graduation rates in 2015, Brooklyn Center School District officials are touting what they see as an excellent graduation rate for their secondary school.

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