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Schoolwide Title 1 Program
Isanti Primary

Isanti Primary is designated as a “Schoolwide Title 1 School.”  Title 1, a federally funded program, provides financial support to schools for the purpose of improving reading and math skills. These funds purchase the services of one full-time teacher and two instructional assistants who work directly with our students. The program also provides our school with supplies for supplemental instruction, blended learning initiatives, and family involvement activities.

All students at Isanti Primary school benefit from the schoolwide Title 1 designation. One of the goals of the Schoolwide Improvement Plan is to provide more individualized instruction in flexible, small groups. This goal also aligns with the District Strategic Planning efforts.  Specifically, Strategy V: “We will provide the tools and support to meet the unique needs of every student”.   Title 1 staff may help students by giving extra instruction in these flexible or small groups, either within the regular classroom or in a quieter setting outside the regular classroom. These groups will change throughout the school year as the needs of the students change. A formal notice will not be sent to parents as students move in and out of services.  Each student’s classroom teacher will continue to communicate with parents regarding their child’s learning.  The Title 1 funded interventionists will also assist with assessments and/or the screening of all students.  This information helps to inform our instruction and identify individual student needs.  We are excited about the flexibility of services that a schoolwide program allows and anticipate huge gains toward meeting the individual needs of our students.  

We look forward to working with families to help students be as successful in their education as possible. ~  If you have any questions about the Title 1 Program, please contact Shane Dordal at 763-691-8701 or email  Or Tammy Kraft, Federal Programs Coordinator, at 763-689-6204 or email





Welcome to Isanti Primary School and the Early Childhood Program!!  Isanti Primary School currently serves approximately 500 PreK - 2nd grade students who live in the area surrounding the city of Isanti.  For the first time in many years we welcome the early childhood program to our building.  We are pleased to offer early childhood family education, early childhood preschool and early childhood special needs programs as well as the traditional kindergarten through second grade programs.

The former Isanti Elementary School was built in 1969 and includes two more additions built in ----- and 1989. The 1969 building replaced a building that was built in 1905.  The 1905 building was 2 stories tall, included a full basement and had four rooms with more space for expansion.  Years later, in 1950, an old country school was moved in to serve as a cafeteria and band room.  This building happened to be the very first school in Isanti's first school district.  A few of the principals in the very first Isanti Schools included Ms. Winnie Fischer (1905 - 1907), Mr. Gerald McKay (1930's), Mr. Russell Medin (1940's).  

The current building is called Isanti Primary School and has 35 classrooms, a full gym and cafeteria, media center, computer labs and office suite.  Starting in 1999 our school site included three portable buildings which added six more classrooms for our growing enrollment and the addition of the year round program, School For All Seasons.  From 1998 to the spring of 2006 Isanti Elementary housed between 750 and 930 students.  With the opening of our new Isanti Intermediate School we were able to move out the portable classrooms and change our grade structure and enrollment so that we fit comfortably in the existing building.Third grade, fourth grade and the School for All Seasons are now housed in the new Isanti Intermediate School.  The  Principals in the current building have included Ms. Rubie Bellin (1966 - 1976), Mr. Paul Tatting (1976 - 1998), Ms. Kristine Stueve (1998 - 2013) and Mr. Shane Dordal (2013 - Present).



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 Last Modified: 23 March,2015