New Ulm Public Schools

Our District

Learn more about New Ulm Public Schools and all that we offer.

We provide educational services for public and non-public students who reside within our district boundaries.

New Ulm Public Schools is located in Brown, Nicollet and Blue Earth Counties and covers 365 square miles. The population of the school district exceeds 19,000. Student enrollment is at approximately 2100 in grades K-12.

The communities served in New Ulm Public Schools include Cambria, Courtland, Essig, Hanska, Klossner, Lafayette, New Ulm, St. George, and Searles.

Our Buildings

New Ulm High School
New Ulm High School is located at 1600 Oak Street. The high school was built in 2016 and encompasses over 167,000 square feet. The building has collaborative learning spaces, outdoor learning areas, a state of the art performing arts center, three gym athletic complex, outside athletic facilities for football, soccer, baseball, tennis, softball and track. The high school educates students in grades 9-12.
New Ulm Middle School

New Ulm Middle School is located at 414 South Payne Street. The middle school shares the site with Jefferson Elementary School and the Annex Building. Separating the buildings is a parking lot, with land south of the middle school providing facilities for physical education and athletic practice areas, a track and tennis courts.

The present middle school opened in 1966 as a high school. A major addition was added in 1997. A new secure entrance, remodeled spaces, student commons, and new office areas were completed in 2016. The middle school educates students in grades 5-8.

Jefferson Elementary School

Jefferson Elementary School is located at 318 South Payne Street. Jefferson Elementary School shares the site and parking lot with the New Ulm Middle School and the Annex Building. The school building was completed in September of 1962. An addition of nine classrooms was completed in 1997. Jefferson Elementary School educates students in grades 1-4.

In 2016, a new secure entrance and multipurpose room were added, the office areas remodeled, a new cooler/freezer installed in the kitchen and bathroom upgrades to meet ADA requirements.

Washington Learning Center

Washington Learning Center is located on the North side of the city at 910 14th Street North. Washington Learning Center provides programming for Kindergarten, Early Childhood Family Education, Pre-kindergarten and Head Start students.

The school building was completed in 1968. An addition and renovation was completed in 1997. In 2016, the building was remodeled to meet the needs of early learners and community education. Early Childhood Family Education programming and Head Start is also available at this site.

CTE Center

The Career Technical Education (CTE) Center is located at 208 North Valley Street. This building is used for some High School Courses. The CTE Center is a 30,000 square foot industrial building complex that provides spaces for the following programs: Automotive Repair, Auto Body Repair, Construction Trades, Cabinetry, Eagle Enterprise – Student Business, Manufacturing/Fabrication, Machining/Miller, Mechatronics/ Robotics, Small Gas Engines/ATV Repair, Welding.
This building was donated to New Ulm Public Schools and was renovated in the summer of 2021.

District Offices
The District Offices are located in the Middle School building. The following offices are located in the district office area: Superintendent, Business Office, Facilities, Food Service and Boardroom.
Annex Building
The Annex Building is located at 400 South Payne Street. Offices located in this building include the Technology Department and Kids Connection.

District Leadership

Superintendent of Schools
Sean Koster
414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6180 • Fax: 507-233-6181
Superintendent’s Office

Business Manager: Barbie Roessler
414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6180 • Fax: 507-233-6181
Business Department

Community Education
Coordinator: Crystal Fleck
910 14th St N
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-8307 • Fax: 507-233-8301

Community Education Page

Community Schools
Director: Tammy Lorch
414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6180 • Fax: 507-233-6181

District Curriculum and Instruction
Director: Amanda Thorson
414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6193 • Fax: 507-233-6181
District Curriculum and Instruction

Early Childhood Family Education
Coordinator: Betty Uehling
910 14th St N
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-8300 • Fax: 507-233-8301

ECFE/Preschool Page

Director: Pat Lang
414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6180 • Fax: 507-233-6181
Facilities Department

Food Service
Director: Kayla Neyers
414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6180 • Fax: 507-233-6181
Food Service Department

Health Services
Health Services Department

Director: Mark Schumann
400 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6195 • Fax: 507-233-6181
Technology Department

Transportation services are contracted through New Ulm Bus Lines.
Transportation Department

New Ulm High School
Principal: Mark Bergmann
Asst Principal: Troy Guentzel
Athletic Director: Mark Bergmann
1600 Oak St
New Ulm, MN 56073
New Ulm High School Web Site >

New Ulm Middle School
Principal: Michelle Miller
Asst. Principal: Todd Toulouse
414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
New Ulm Middle School Web Site >

Jefferson Elementary School
Principal: Denise Einck
Asst. Principal: Paul Henn
318 S Payne St.
New Ulm, MN 56073
Jefferson Elementary Web Site >

Washington Learning Center
Principal: Dawn Brown
910 14th St. N
New Ulm, MN 56073
WLC Web Site >

Human Rights Coordinator
Betty Uehling
910 14th St. N
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-8300 • Fax: 507-233-8301

Our Mission, Vision, and Goals

New Ulm Public Schools will provide educational excellence in partnership with students, families, and the community.

New Ulm Public Schools will provide experiences and opportunities that support all learners through:
  • Providing personalized learning opportunities for all
  • Offering mental health programs and supports
  • Creating multiple pathways for learning and preparation for post secondary
  • Encouraging and enhancing school pride throughout our communities 
  • Strengthening community engagement and outreach to our  marginalized populations

Empowering our learning community through equitable, engaging and  innovative programming.

  1. Increase student growth in state/national assessments 3% each year
    • Focused use of data to inform instruction
    • High expectations of every student
    • Intervention programs to close the achievement gap
    • Personalized learning for all
  2. Advance equity, diversity and inclusion in our schools
    • Professional development and learning for all staff and board members Collaborate with MSBA on policy review using an equity lens Review practices that may create barriers for certain populations
  3. Strengthen community engagement and outreach
    • Highlight programs and student success
    • Telling our story to our communities
    • Connecting with families who are underrepresented

From the Superintendent's Desk

We have so much to be proud of.

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Any individual who observes, detects, or suspects improper use of taxpayer funds can report suspected fraud or waste to the Office of the Inspector General by calling 1-800-647-8733.
This notice is in compliance with Section 9203 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act which requires that recipients of a grant of subgrant under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 display contact information in a public place.

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