District Office

District office building

Registration Information

News & Updates

  • Minnesota School Board Recognition Week

    Worthington District 518 students benefit every day from the leadership and vision of our school board members. February 16-22 was Minnesota School Board Recognition Week, so please take time to thank these dedicated school leaders – Adam Blume, Lori Dudley, Mike Harberts, Joel Lorenz, Tom Prins, Brad Shaffer, and Steve Schnieder. School board members devote… Continue Reading

    February 25, 2021
  • School Board Recognition Week

    School Board Recognition Week for 2021 is February 22 through 26. During this special week, districts ask community members to join them in recognizing the hard work and commitment put forward by school board members in their communities. The vital function this elected board of education plays in our district community cannot be overstated. Board… Continue Reading

    February 24, 2021
  • Across District 518, Care Will be Taken to Comply With Social Distancing Guidelines as Strictly as Possible

    On Tuesday, February 16, all students in ISD 518 facilities will be instructed using in-person learning. This day will be the beginning of full-time in-person learning for all students. District 518 is overjoyed that we will once again have the opportunity to educate all students in full in-person classes. Across the district, care will be… Continue Reading

    February 12, 2021
  • Se tomarán todas las medidas de cuidado sanitario en todo el distrito para cumplir tan estrictamente como sea posible con los reglamentos de distanciamiento social

    A partir del martes 16 de febrero todos los estudiantes del Distrito 518 regresarán a clases presenciales y éste será el día que iniciaremos las clases presenciales a jornada completa para todo el estudiantado. El personal docente del Distrito 518 está contentísimo porque nuevamente tendremos la oportunidad de educar a todos los estudiantes de manera… Continue Reading

    February 12, 2021
  • Pandemic-EBT Benefits for Families

    Students who qualify for free or reduced-price meals may be eligible for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) to purchase food for days they are not in the school building. To be considered, households must submit an application for free or reduced-price meals for the 2020-2021 school year or be approved for Minnesota Family Investment Program (SNAP) benefits.… Continue Reading

    February 10, 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

Parker Sandhurst
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