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Registration Information

News & Updates

  • Information for Start of 2021 Schoolyear

    Letter from Superintendent Landgaard August 4, 2021 ISD 518 Families, The new school year is quickly approaching with the first planned day of school to be Monday, August 30 for the Middle School, High School and Learning Center and August 31st for Prairie Elementary. We are excited to have students and staff back in the… Continue Reading

    August 4, 2021
  • Trojan Field Lights In Use Tonight (June 16, 2021)

    The lights will be on at Trojan Field throughout the night tonight as a crew works to add the finishing touches to the track surface. For the best results, the weather must be mild including a little wind as possible. Currently, the track (and tarp covered turf) are prepped for the finishing coats and look… Continue Reading

    June 16, 2021
  • Summer Meal Program

    Summer meals at no cost are available to all kids age 18 and younger at participating sites. Adult meals are available for $4.50 per meal. To eat, just show up! Las comidas de verano son gratuitas y están disponibles en sitios participantes para todos los niños de 18 años de edad y menores. Hay comidas… Continue Reading

    June 7, 2021
  • ISD 518 Summer Program Health and Safety Plan

    ISD 518 Summer Program Health and Safety Plan (PREPAREDNESS PLAN) – 2021 PLAN GOALS AND EXPLANATION Independent School District 518 is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for our staff and students. To ensure we have a safe and healthy workplace, we have developed the following Health Safety Plan in response to the… Continue Reading

    June 4, 2021
  • Student Led Remembrance Event Held at WMS

    This afternoon at Worthington Middle School, a group of students participated in a student organized and led event in remembrance of victims of social injustice. Prior to the event, the student leaders worked with ISD 518 administration and counselors to ensure the event would be respectful to all those involved and those being honored. District… Continue Reading

    May 25, 2021

Mission Statement, Vision Statement and District Goals

Mission Statement

Educational Excellence for All Learners to be Successful Citizens in the Future — “Excellence in Action”

Vision Statement

District 518 is a leader in Southwest Minnesota and in the State of Minnesota that provides educational opportunities for all students to be productive global citizens and successful lifelong learners. District 518 will capitalize on opportunities that will lead to student success in school, the region, the state and the world through strong educational programming that meets the goals of the World’s Best Work Force.

District 518 will increase student achievement:


All Children Ready for Kindergarten: The percentage of children who participate in the district preschool program will increase in kindergarten readiness from 75% to 80% as measured by earning a score of 52 or more on Kindergarten Entry Profile tool.


100% of students will read at grade level by grade 3 as determined by earning a proficiency score on the Reading MCAs.


Part A: Reading: The reading proficiency achievement gap will be reduced in half for each student group by 2023 as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Reading Assessment.

Part B: Math: The math proficiency achievement gap will be reduced in half for each student group by 2023 as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Math Assessment.


The percentage of students in Worthington School District who are college and career ready will increase from 75% – 80%, as measured by having career goals/pathway plan in a written format, completing a career assessment, and having a 90% or higher attendance rate (MDE data), and meeting all graduation requirements.


The percentage of student graduates in the Worthington School District will increase from 78.9% to 85% (7-year), as measured by MDE graduation data.

Contact Info

1117 Marine Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187
Main Phone: 507.372.2172
Fax: 507.372.2174

Map / Directions


John Landgaard

Lisa Ahrenstorff
Administrative Assist. to the Superintendent & Election Clerk

David Skog
Director of Management Services

Patrick Morphew
District Accountant / MARSS Coordinator

Carmen Johnson
Human Resources Coordinator

Kelsey Hagen
Human Resources Assistant

Jodi Bohn

Tracy Kunkel
Accounts Receivable / Payable/Free and Reduced Lunch

Communications Coordinator

District Wellness

Committee Members

Committee Meeting Minutes

Building Action Plans

Health Assessment

If you need assistance reading the Health Assessment, please send a detailed email to or contact us at District Office 507-372-2172.

Wellness Committee Invite


Crisis Management