School Information

School Highlights

  • Core curriculum delivered in a teaming environment to provide a positive learning community for students
  • Specialist class opportunities including Spanish, Theater, FACS, Industrial Technology, Art, Music, and Physical Education.  Students also have the opportunity to participate in band, choir and orchestra
  • Student Advisory (SA) model homeroom which has mixed 6-8 grade students with the same homeroom/SA teacher throughout this time at the middle school
  • A strong focus on community, hands-on and real life learning opportunities, integrating technology, and focusing on learning in the 21st century
  • Belief in connecting home, school, and student to provide the best opportunities for learning
  • Providing extracurricular, athletic, and academic extension opportunities to provide experiences that educate the whole child

Enrollment and Staffing

Sartell Middle School offers opportunities for just over 1,000 students in grades 5-8.  Our staff of over 60 teachers, and support staff of over 30 people, truly make our school an amazing and supportive place to learn.


The purpose of Sartell Middle School is to facilitate individual student success, mastery of learning, and the development of positive, well-rounded, life-long learners who are able to work together as informed, responsible citizens. Our special purpose is to help adolescents feel appreciated and accepted at their various levels of individual development.  This school provides a safe, caring, positive environment.   It uses a flexible program with a variety of learning experiences in a collaborative setting with staff and parents.  The school fosters a positive attitude toward setting and achieving realistic goals in an equitable manner while addressing unique needs and assuring accountability.

Sartell Middle School Beliefs

The statements below indicate our beliefs about students, learning and school.  Together, they represent the foundation upon which our school program is built.
We believe:
  1. Students are at various levels of social, emotional, physical, ethical and intellectual development.  Schools should be oriented toward unique student needs and interests and should provide a flexible program which will assure a smooth transition between developmental levels and schools.
  2. Each student is capable of learning and accomplishing maximum individual success.  To promote this, we should strive to foster in students a positive attitude towards setting and achieving goals.  We should seek to develop the highest possible learning potential of each student in an equitable way.
  3. Students at this age have a special developmental need to feel appreciated and accepted.  To facilitate this, schools should promote the growth of healthy self-esteem in adolescents serve. 
  4. Students need to learn how to learn.  We should provide opportunities for students to develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, creative thinking and decision making.       
  5. Students learn in different ways and at different rates. To provide for optimum learning, we need to address the learning styles of each student.
  6. Students learn best from those who show a genuine concern for their welfare and are positive role models. We should provide a safe, caring and positive environment where students have the opportunity for a one-to-one relationship with at least one caring adult in the school.
  7. Students need opportunities to become well-rounded individuals and to develop positive attitudes towards lifetime wellness and to foster this we should provide a variety of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular learning experiences.
  8. Students need to become informed, responsible citizens in an ordered democratic society. Schools and parents must provide opportunities for students to make decisions about their behavior and to become accountable for their actions.      
  9. Students, parents and staff must work together to achieve their goals. Students learn from each other as well as from adults.  Schools should provide cooperative learning experiences for students and must foster collaboration among and between teams, other staff and parents.