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Dassel-Cokato School District #466 has a k-12 population of approximately 2,300. Schools include Dassel Elementary, located in the heart of Dassel; Cokato Elementary, near downtown Cokato; the Dassel-Cokato Alternative Learning Center (ALC), located on Highway 12 in Cokato; and the Dassel-Cokato High School, middle school, and the Early Childhood Family Education Center, located between the two towns, along Highway 12.
Both the Dassel and Cokato elementary schools were named 2004-05 Schools of Excellence by the Minnesota Elementary School Principal’s Association.
Cokato Elementary has an enrollment of about 540 in kindergarten through fourth grade. It is located at 200 Fifth Street SW in Cokato. To contact Cokato Elementary, call (320) 286-4100 ext. 1300.
Dassel Elementary is also growing, with approximately 390 students enrolled. It is located at 131 William Avenue East in Dassel. To reach Dassel Elementary, call (320) 286-4100, ext. 1500.
Middle and high schools
The Dassel-Cokato Middle School has recently made some schedule changes, which give students more time for learning in the core classes of science, math, communication, and social studies. The change also gives students physical education opportunities on a daily basis, rather than one trimester per year.
The Dassel-Cokato High School believes in promoting positive relationships, personal responsibility, and academic rigor in order to prepare students for success in a changing world.
Along with a range of academic opportunities, including advanced placement (AP) and college credit courses, the high school offers a variety of extra- and co-curricular activities for those interested in participating in athletics and fine arts.
The high school is excited to have expanded opportunities for students through not only the AP courses, but also through the new addition of Project Lead The Way, an engineering program to get more students involved in science and technology fields, as well as the certified nursing assistant’s program.
To reach the middle school, dial (320) 286-4100 ext. 1600; or ext. 1800 for the high school.