Welcome to Detroit Lakes Public Schools!  We are excited that you are interested in our district and community. We are here to assist you in your enrollment requests. 

All new students may be registered by either contacting the school or district office. Kindergarten - 5th Grade students are placed at the elementary school that serves their neighborhood attendance area based on their home address.  School contact information can be found on each school home page on this website.  You can also begin the registration process by contacting our district office. We hope you will consider enrolling in Detroit Lakes Public Schools.

All Minnesota students may participate in open enrollment. Open enrollment allows students in grades K-12 the opportunity to apply to attend school outside of the school district where they live. Families generally are responsible to provide their own school transportation.  Open enrollment is free to all MN residents and is available based on district enrollment numbers.

If you have recently moved into our district, or had an addition to the family (such as birth or adoption), please complete the following form. This will ensure you receive information on Preschool Health Screening, Early Childhood Family Education programs, Kindergarten Roundup/Registration, etc.
Please only include children ages infants through 6 who are not yet enrolled in elementary school.  

School Census 

For further information or an application, please contact Katrena Lende, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at klende@detlakes.k12.mn.us or call the district office at 218.847.9271.


Three boys on the playground tower smiling for a photo.
DLHS Laker Manufacturing and Building Trades students working on the production of cutting boards for  Lakeshirts.
Two Middle School students play a game together.