Cambridge-Isanti Schools is home to the Bluejackets. With unmatched community support, C-I’s vibrant school community serves approximately 5,000 students in grades pre-K-12. The district hosts 10 schools along with four-star Parent Aware rated early childhood and community education programming. C-I offers small class sizes averaging 25 students per class. An emphasis on personalized learning options, community partnerships and effective staff have earned the district high ratings for quality education. A recent community survey (2016) conducted by the market research firm, The Morris Leatherman Company, assessed the state of C-I Schools and placed the district among the top 10 percent in the state.
Survey results demonstrate high trust ratings for the district for doing what is right for children. C-I Schools also received a strong fiscal credibility rating of approximately 15-20 points higher than the state average.
The district’s graduation rate consistently trends higher than state and national averages. Since 2015, the graduation rate has exceeded 90 percent with graduating classes averaging 330 students. C-I students have the potential to earn up to 68 college credits through PSEO and college in the schools at Cambridge-Isanti High School in collaboration with five partner colleges and universities. C-I Schools is part of MSHSL, and a member of the Mississippi 8 Conference, offering more than 70 athletics and extracurricular activities.
With over half of the district’s teachers possessing a master’s degree or higher, C-I Schools provide students with multifaceted learning experiences in technology, arts, science and more. We offer two programs for students, a traditional calendar year, and a STEAM-focused year-round calendar program. These two options along with alternative learning and special education services help to serve all students’ needs. Blended learning, character education, and real-life learning opportunities continue to support an educational experience that grows students into effective, well-rounded leaders that pursue their own high expectations. Students in grades 6-12 enjoy 1:1 devices to support innovative learning. Robotics, technical arts and trades along with family and consumer sciences programs provide students with relevant experiences that help prepare them for the workforce and life.