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 and Savage, as well as the townships of Spring Lake, Cedar Lake, Credit River and Sand Creek.
The community is located in the seven county metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Approximately 8,700 students are enrolled in the district's 14 schools. 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 community spirit.
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 ECFE to high school. Our K-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.
A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN
Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools is home to six full-day Kindergarten through fifth grade elementary schools; one early childhood center, including Spanish Immersion; 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; and a high school serving students in grades 9-12.
Eighty-eight percent of the class of 2018 are attending two- and four-year colleges/universities.