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.     ***   a.m.,  Start time 8:05 Brooklyn Center Secondary: Breakfast 7:15  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***

Upcoming Events

New Employee Orientation
Date: 8/3/2016, 8 AM 12 PM
Location: District Office Board Room (6300 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 286 Brooklyn Center 55430)
School Board Meeting
Date: 8/8/2016, 6:30 PM
Location: Brooklyn Center Community Schools District Office (6300 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 286 Brooklyn Center, MN 55430) Board Room
New Employee Orientation
Date: 8/9/2016, 8 AM 12 PM
Location: District Office Board Room (6300 Shingle Creek Parkway, Suite 286 Brooklyn Center 55430)
Athletic Coaches Meeting
Date: 8/10/2016, 1 PM
Fall Sports Begin
Date: 8/15/2016

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>>

Learn more:
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 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 or 763-450-3386 ex 4007

Summer School Transportation Information - Busing Postcards in the Mail!

Students registered for summer school will receive a yellow postcard with busing information on it for their students. If you don't receive a postcard by Wednesday, June 15th, please call the Transportation Office at 763-450-3386, extension 1201.

Please make sure to place the postcard in your child's backpack. Thank You!

2016 Summer School and LEAP

Register NOW for Summer School and LEAP!!!!! - Please click on the "Registration Form" and it will take you to an online form. It's easy and quick to complete!

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