Small District. Big Opportunities.
Bell Schedules for 2015-16 for all Buildings:  Earle Brown Elementary: Breakfast 8:15 a.m., Start Time  8:30 a.m. and end time 2:45 p.m.     ***    Brooklyn Center Secondary: Breakfast 7:15 a.m.,  Start time 8:05 a.m., end time 3:05 p.m.   ***  Brooklyn Center Academy:  Breakfast 7:50  a.m. Start time 8:00 a.m., end time 2:30 p.m.  ***Enrollment Center Open for anyone enrolling in the district at Brooklyn Center Secondary, 6500 Humboldt Ave. N., Hours 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday***

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. 

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. 

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

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News & Announcements

Brooklyn Center Community Schools Out of Debt for First Time in 13 Years
District reaches positive budget standing without any layoffs or program cuts Brooklyn Center, Minn. (Nov. 11, 2015) — For the first time in 13 years, Brooklyn Center Community Schools District is out of debt. In 2012 the district hit a low point with a negative fund balance of more than $3 million. The district now reports a net positive unreserved general fund balance of more than $200,000.
Schulz and Dallas elected to Brooklyn Center School Board, Palm re-elected
Unofficial polling results are reporting that an incumbent and two newcomers have been elected to fill three seats on the Brooklyn Center District 286 School Board.
Reminder for Parents - Free/Reduced Lunch Forms are Due Now!
If you have not yet submitted your child's free/reduced lunch form for this school year please do so as soon as possible. This form is required each school year in order for your child to receive free or reduced cost for lunch. The form is available online at under Parent/Food Services/Application for Education Benefits.

This form should be completed and submitted to Darlene Bey in the kitchen in at Earle Brown Elementary or Cheryl Byron in the kitchen at Brooklyn Center Secondary. If you prefer to email this form in, please send it to As a reminder, conferences are being held later this week and there will be food service staff available to assist you with these forms.
Are you interested in becoming a substitute teacher? Did you know you can become a substitute teacher with a 4 year degree?
Brooklyn Center Schools partners with Kelly Educational Staffing to manage our substitute teacher program. If you are interested in becoming a substitute please contact Kelly Educational Staffing at 651-483-1233 or email for more information.

If you have a bachelor’s degree but no teaching license, you can apply for a two year, short-call substitute teaching license. Contact Tiffany Wetterlind at or at 763-450-3386 ext. 1001 for more information.

Did you know Brooklyn Center Community Schools provides free lunch each day to our substitute teachers? Come join our team and learn about the great things that BCCS has to offer!
Brooklyn Center celebrates new homecoming king
Standout Student: Brooklyn Center’s Cortez Yamada
Transportation Department
763-450-3386 ext. 1201
Brooklyn Center School District’s school year ‘off to a great start’
With summer on the way out and fall about to take hold, teachers, students and administrators at Brooklyn Center Community Schools are ready for another school year. Big plans are in the works to improve the district and expand its strategies,
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