District Office

District office building

Esser Funds

The Federal and State Government is requiring schools to gather input from their communities, staff, parents and students regarding services/programs to support students with in-person learning in the COVID environment.

We are asking that you consider completing this short survey that will provide the district with your input as we prepare a COVID budget to support students over the next two years.

News & Updates

  • 2022 – 2023 School Start/End Times

    Prairie Elementary 8:15 am – 3:10 pmSchool starts Tuesday, August 30 Intermediate School 7:45 am – 2:45 pmSchool starts Tuesday, August 30 Worthington Middle School 7:45 am – 2:40 pmSchool starts Monday, August 29 Worthington High School 8:10 am – 3:15 pmSchool starts Monday, August 29 Learning Center 8:00 am – 3:00 pmSchool starts Monday,… Continue Reading

    August 1, 2022
  • Filing Dates for Election to the District 518 School Board

    The period for filing for IDS 518 School board begins August 2, 2022 and closes at 5:00 pm on August 16, 2022. The general election is Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Three members will be elected to the School Board for terms of 4 years each. Inside… District District Office COVID-19 Dashboard School District Policies Human… Continue Reading

    July 20, 2022
  • Mensaje del Superintendente, Sr. Landgaard

    Estimados estudiantes y familias, Al igual que ustedes, estamos estupefactos y entristecidos por la noticia del tiroteo en la escuela primaria Robb Elementary en Texas. Compartimos la angustia que todos estamos sintiendo por las familias que han perdido un ser querido a causa de este acto de violencia irracional. La escuela debe ser por todos… Continue Reading

    May 26, 2022
  • Message from Superintendent Landgaard

    Dear Students and Families, Like you, we are shocked and deeply saddened by the news of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Texas. We share in the heartbreak we are all feeling for the families who have lost a loved one due to this senseless act of violence. School should and must be a… Continue Reading

    May 25, 2022
  • Education Minnesota Worthington Awards

    EMW met for their annual awards event to honor fellow staff members with being the Outstanding Member of the Year, Teacher of the Year, and retiring members. They also select an individual, group or organization to be the Friend of Education. They honored the following: EMW Friends of Education 2022: ISD 518 Paraprofessionals EMW Outstanding… Continue Reading

    May 9, 2022

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

117 11th Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187
Main Phone: 507.372.2172
Fax: 507.372.2174
Email: admindistrict@isd518.net

Map / Directions


John Landgaard

Lisa Ahrenstorff
Executive Administrative Assistant/Election Clerk

David Skog
Director of Operations

Josh Noble
Director of Instruction

Patrick Morphew
Accountant / MARSS Coordinator

Carmen Johnson
Human Resources/Title IX Coordinator-Human Rights Officer

Kelsey Hagen
Human Resources Assistant

Katy Phillips
Human Resources Generalist

Jodi Bohn
Payroll/Benefits Admin. Assistant

Tracy Kunkel
Accounts Receivable / Payable Admin. Assistant and Free and Reduced Lunch

Anne Foley
Public Relations/ Communications Coordinator

DeeAnn Crall
Food Service 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 4tech@isd518.net or contact us at District Office 507-372-2172.

Wellness Committee Invite


If you need assistance reading the reports, please send a detailed email to admindistrict@isd518.netor contact us at District Office 507-372-2172.

Crisis Management