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.
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 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 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.
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.
Director: Tammy Lorch
414 S Payne St
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-233-6180 • Fax: 507-233-6181
Health Services Department
Transportation services are contracted through New Ulm Bus Lines.
Human Rights Coordinator
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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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.