Isanti Middle School/Minnesota Center

Welcome to Isanti Middle School!

Isanti Middle School (IMS) currently serves approximately 450 students in grades 6-8 living in the city of Isanti and surrounding area. IMS is one of two schools residing within one building. IMS follows the traditional school calendar while Minnesota Center (MNC),the district’s optional middle level program of about 100 students, follows a year-round calendar from August to June.

Isanti Middle School opened in 1976 as a 6th thru 9th grade Junior High School with an enrollment of 580 students. IMS has had six principals in its history:  Dave Larson; Fred Nolan; Bill Norton; Mark Ziebarth; Tim Truebenbach; and Randy Pauly.

Welcome to Minnesota Center!

The Minnesota Center (MNC) is Cambridge-Isanti's optional year-round middle school program located at the Isanti Middle School site. MNC follows a year-round calendar and has been an option for district parents since its founding in 1995. Originally, the school calendar followed a 45 - 15 configuration where students learned for 45 days (nine weeks of school) and were on intersession break for 15 days (three weeks of vacation). That calendar has been modified over the years an currently sutudents have 6 - 8 weeks of school followed by a 1 - 2 week intersessions. The school year starts at the beginning of August and runs through the middle of June.

What's New?


Governor Dayton Recognizes IMS/MNC
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In recognition of excellent service to the State of Minnesota
and the Minnesota Department of Education
for Implementing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. (PBIS)

2014 MCA Testing
Week of April 14th : Grade 6 and Sped Reading MCA
Week of April 21st:  Grade 7 and 8 Reading MCA
Week of April 28th:  Grade 6, Grade 8 and Sped Math MCA
Week of May 5th: Grade 7 MCA math
Week of May 12th: Grade 8 Science MCA

Shaved Heads for a Good Cause!

Isanti Middle School/Minnesota Center Principal Randy Pauly and Dean of Students John Droubie agreed to shave their heads
Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, if students raised more than $1,500 for the nonprofit organization Pennies for Patients.

The middle school’s student council created the incentive. In total, the school raised $1,982 to benefit leukemia and lymphoma patients.
Both Pauly and Droubie agreed to dye their hair if the students raised more than $1,250.

The winning class was Katie Casey’s seventh-grade class, which raised more than $341.
Other top classes were Amy Jennisen’s sixth-grade class with $318,
Kim Nelles’ sixth-grade class with $266,
Brad Nowak’s sixth-grade class with $260 and
Becky Strand’s sixth-grade class with $197

Strategic Planning

Starting in 2014, we have an unique and exciting opportunity to create the mission for Cambridge-Isanti Public Schools for the next five years.


Yearbook Orders!
You can order your yearbook now! Only $25 until January 10th! After that, yearbooks will be $30.
Here's the website:
Enter either Isanti Middle School or Minnesota Center as the school name on the website to find the yearbook!


Career Corner

Career Corner from John Droubie on Vimeo.

Isanti Middle School and the Minnesota Center 8th grade band students performed at Isanti Primary School to kick off their Bluejacket Pride Program.  Great work Mrs. Karash and band students!!


Bluejacket News Network

Student Enrollment

To enroll your child, Click on the Student Enrollment Form below. Complete the required information and bring the form to the school your child will attend.

For assistance or additional information, call the school your child will attend.

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Dress Code
At IMS/MNC we value and expect students to adhere to our Dress Code Policy ensuring a safe and effective learning environment that is free of distractions as well as one that demonstrates our district character traits.
Dress Code

 Last Modified: 13 June,2014