The school district has a total budget of more than $32 million, five buildings, and around 480 employees to manage. The district serves about 2,650 students. It is one of the largest local employers within the community.
The building configurations are Kindergarten to fourth grade at Prairie Elementary, fifth to eighth grade at Worthington Area Middle School, Nine to twelfth at Worthington Senior High School and Nine to twelfth at the Worthington Area Learning Center.
In Addition, District 518 offers many special programs that meet the needs of all students. These programs address special learning areas or educational needs of students. These programs are in all district facilities in a variety of areas.
District 518 offers many different unique opportunities for students to participate and achieve success. We would encourage people to review the wide variety of course offerings, extra activities available, or ask questions about the district as a whole. District 518 is extremely proud of the success and achievement over the years and will continue to work towards excellence for all students. We would be happy to provide information related to our educational programs.
At Prairie Elementary we provide excellent educational opportunities to more than 1100 students from Early Childhood through Fourth Grade.
Educators at Prairie Elementary are extremely dedicated to the young people of this community. Our shared vision encompasses meeting the needs of all learners through establishing a collaborative culture with a focus on learning and results.
At Prairie Elementary we use a full range of educational services to respond to the individual learning needs of students.
We are devoted to meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of every student.
We invite you to stay connected and involved with our schools as we work together to ensure success for all children.
Worthington District 518 Special Programs has its office and three of its programs in the old West Elementary building which was built in 1954 with additions in 1965 and 1986. In 2001 elementary students were moved to Prairie Elementary School. Special Programs which are housed in the building are the Area Learning Center, District Testing Coordination offices, two special education classrooms, and the Nobles County Integration Collaborative which is coordinated by Sharon Johnson and serves patrons in Adrian, Ellsworth, Fulda, Round Lake/Brewster and Worthington. Special Programs staff are also responsible for District 518 Special Education programs, English Language Learner services and nursing.
During the Summer of 2006, Community Education programs, under the direction of Jerry Fiola, will be moved to this building
The mission of Worthington Christian School is to educate children in the light of God's Word, and prepare them for a life of service to God, to His creation, and to their community.
Enrollment: 60 students. Class size: 8 students. Faculty: 7 teachers
Welcome to Worthington Middle School where we proudly serve the fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth graders of our area. All of our teachers are highly qualified, and our support staff is second to none. We have many opportunities for our students both during and after the school day.
All of our students, in addition to taking core classes, have the opportunity to take exploratory classes. These classes give students experiences in different areas that they might not otherwise choose to try. Our exploratory opportunities include agriculture, art, computer, family and consumer science, health, industrial technology, music, and physical education. Our students may choose to be in band, choir, or orchestra, or they may be in all three.
There are many additional activities available to students. One is our after school program that serves many students who need help keeping up with their school work and gets them involved with enrichment activities. There are also a variety of groups and clubs that meet during or outside of the school day. These are FCCLA, Student Council, SADD, VOKK, Yearbook, HAPPY, Peer Mediators, News Team, Jazz Band, choir ensembles, Science Club, Chess Club, and Technology Club.
Athletics begin in seventh grade, and students have many choices for each of our sport seasons. They may take part in baseball, basketball, cross country, dance team, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling.
Stop in sometime to see all we have to offer.
Worthington High School serves students in grades 9-12 from the communities of Bigelow, Reading Rushmore, Wilmont, and Worthington. A new addition and extensive remodeling in 1999 provided a new media center, greenhouse, an auxiliary gym, a fitness room, spacious art rooms, and science classrooms.
The high school offers a comprehensive program of studies carried out in a four period block schedule with 85-minute classes. Course offerings include Advanced Placement Science, English, Psychology, Environmental Management and Calculus classes. College Bound classes are offered in every core area. A wide variety of post high school preparation classes are offered in Agriculture, Business, Art, Family and Consumer Science and Industrial Technology. Extra Curricular/Co-Curricular Activities include over 20 interscholastic athletic opportunities. The music program provides a concert orchestra, four instrumental groups, six different vocal groups and a musical. Academic activities include Debate, Declam, Theater, Yearbook, TV News, etc.
St Mary's Catholic School is a Christ-centered community which actively fosters and implements an education of excellence within a loving, nurturing, and motivating environment.
Facilities and opportunities include;
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