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Our mission is to educate all learners to reach their full potential as contributing and productive members of our ever-changing global community.


Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools provides a high-quality education to students in grades K-12 and programs and services to residents from birth through adulthood who live in the cities of Prior Lake, Savage and Credit River, as well as the townships of Cedar Lake, Sand Creek and Spring Lake.

The community is located in the seven county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Approximately 8,619 students are enrolled in the district. The uniqueness of the community lies in the mixture of suburban and rural living. The City of Prior Lake prides itself on abundant lake and recreation areas while the City of Savage is proud of its heritage and natural resources.

Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools prides itself in the many environmental learning opportunities that have become part of the district's unique culture. PLSAS is the only district in the state to have an environmental education program that grows with students from Early Childhood to high school. Our E-12 schools are the first district-wide E-STEM schools in the state of Minnesota. E-STEM stands for Environmental Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

The district also has a Strategic Plan written by administrators and community members to help focus its goals for the future.


Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is home to seven Kindergarten through fifth grade elementary schools, including a Spanish Immersion School; one early childhood center; a school for gifted learners in grades 3-5; two middle schools for grades 6-8; an Area Learning Center for students in grades 9-12; a high school serving students in grades 9-12; and Laker Online for grades 6-12.

Helping students reach their full potential by providing:

  • An E-12  E-STEM curriculum
  • Instruction that meets the individual learning needs of every student
  • Technology that engages learners
  • Highly skilled employees