58th Annual All City Band Festival. 6-12 grade band members in the Lakeshirts Fieldhouse putting on a concert together.
A DLMS student helping 5th grade students with a holiday project
Laker Transitions student learning in the training classroom

Welcome to Detroit Lakes Public Schools

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Election Information

The General and Special election shall be held on Tuesday, November 5th, 2024. At the General election, three members will be elected to the School Board for a term of four (4) years. At the Special Election, one member will be elected to the School Board for a term of two (2) years.

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Summer Office Hours with Ship Logo

Before visiting our offices this summer, please check each building's summer office hours.

  • Business Office:
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm  
    • Friday: Closed
  • Detroit Lakes ALC:  
    • (June 19th - CLOSED)
    • Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Friday: Closed  
  • Detroit Lakes High School:  
    • Main Office is open on Wednesdays starting the week of June 10th and continuing until August 9th: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
    • Office will be closed on June 19th and the week of July 1st-5th  
    • Counseling Center: Wednesdays only 8:00 am - Noon
    • New student enrollment packets will be available in the DLHS entrance!    
  • Detroit Lakes Middle School:  
    • June:
      • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
      • Friday: Closed
    • July: (Hours are very tentative in July due to cleaning)
      • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
      • Friday: Closed
      • The office will be closed July 1st - 5th
    • August:
      • Monday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
      • Friday: Closed
      • Starting August 12th:
      • Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
      • Fridays 8:00 am -12:00 pm
      • August 16th: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm  
  • Laker Transitions
    • Open by appointment only.
  • Lincoln Education Center:
    • Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm (closed Fridays)
  • Roosevelt Elementary:
    • 8:00 am - 12:00 pm until June 14th.  
    • Closed starting June 15th and will reopen August 19th (with the exception of the SAIL programming in July).
  • Rossman Elementary: 
    • May 24th - June 7th: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 
    • August 19th - 30th: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm  
    • *By appointment - email administrative assistant, LaCarra Larson, to set up a time lacarralarson@detlakes.k12.mn.us


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Two students holding their Bilingual Seal Awards.

Congratulations to the 1st EVER recipients of the MN Seal of Biliteracy for Detroit Lakes and the surrounding areas. The MN Bilingual Seals awards are MN state recognition of students who have studied and attained proficiency in two or more languages. This is a great honor for our students and our district. These students have received high school elective credits for the language they tested in, and they will also receive college credits to an in-state college (other than Minnesota State University) according to their scores. 

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Eloise Irvine seated in a chair in a living room.

 Detroit Lakes Public Schools is pleased to announce its first-ever Laker Ripple Award winner, Eloise Irvine, who was nominated for the 2024 Award. Eloise Irvine, a proud 101-year-old, Class of 1940 Laker alumnus, was selected as the winner of the inaugural Laker Ripple Award in honor of the many positive ripples she has created in the Detroit Lakes area as an artist, mother of four Laker grads, political enthusiast, entrepreneur, and lifelong learner. One of the most obvious impacts Eloise has had on the community is in her design of the original Laker sailboat logo, which she created her senior year in 1940 at the request of then-principal George Simson. That sailboat logo, in various incarnations, can be seen to this day as the logo for Detroit Lakes Public Schools, the City of Detroit Lakes, Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce, and many local businesses and organizations, as well as being the iconic symbol representing Detroit Lakes in public art pieces throughout the community.


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