More about Jordan Public Schools
The mission of the Jordan Public Schools is to Inspire a Caring Community to Ignite Learning, Innovation, and Success for All. We are located on Highway 169, just nine miles south of Shakopee and 30 minutes south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, in the beautiful Minnesota River Valley. Our unique student and family friendly single academic campus, home to approximately 1,900 students, has excellent facilities and is located near many residential areas, including the historic downtown and a new public library. Our high school was built in 2003, and our award-winning middle school was opened in 2015. Located adjacent to this building is the new 45,000 square foot Jordan Community Education and Recreation Center (CERC). Our elementary school, recipient of multiple Minnesota Department of Education distinctions and the Minnesota School of Excellence Award in 2017, was built in 1975 and has a 2003 addition to include an Early Learning Center. We are proud to be the only Parent Aware Four Star rated preschool program in Jordan. Among the special programs housed at the elementary school is a before/after school daycare that opens at 6am and closes at 6pm.
Jordan students consistently score academically at the top of the Minnesota River Conference, and educating 21st Century learners is important to us. We have a successful 1:1 technology program with students in grades 5–12 receiving Chromebook devices. Our younger students explore technology on a daily basis with laptops and iPads for their use in the classroom and throughout the building. Students in K-4 are exposed to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programming as well as solid foundational programming in the core curricular areas. Students in grades 5-12 benefit from quality core academic programming and a wide range of exploratory and elective courses. The district also has a new Summit Academy for grades 11 and 12 which boasts programs where students have the opportunity to take professional studies courses that combine cross-curricular and real-world learning. The courses include Intro to Education, Multicultural Education, Health Careers, and Business, Marketing, and Economics. These courses and programs benefit students by creating partnerships with local businesses and professionals from the community. The course content is made relevant by giving students access to career fields through guest instructors, project management work, mentorships, and portfolio development. Additionally, our Jordan High School students have the opportunity to take numerous College in the Schools, Concurrent Enrollment, and Advanced Placement courses to earn college credit, while never having to leave campus.
Our athletic and fine arts programs rival and exceed what can be found in much larger districts. This has allowed for Jordan students to stand out among the best in the state. During the 2017-2018 school year, 7 Jordan athletic programs reached the state tournament or won section titles. Additionally, 3 cooperative athletic programs reached the state tournament, making the year one of the most successful in school district history. Jordan's fine arts and activities programs also thrived with state tournament appearances by individuals in speech, and high marks at band, choir, theater, and visual arts contests. The district’s athletic complex has been completely remodeled, including the addition of a synthetic Field Turf stadium playing surface. This new facility, along with several new ball fields, state-of-the-art indoor athletic facilities, and ample green space are home to our thriving athletic programs. Our athletic facilities are among some of the best for districts our size and rank high among what can be found in the state.