District Information

  • Just one hour south of all the big-city conveniences of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, Waseca is located 13 miles west of Owatonna and 25 miles east of Mankato at the crossroads of State Highway 13 and US 14.  "Waseca offers the best of both worlds: small town quality of life and close proximity to big city conveniences!"  Waseca's estimated population is 8,904 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Waseca, Minnesota is the 105th largest city in Minnesota based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.

    District 829 includes Waseca and its surrounding townships with a district population of over 10,000 residents.

    Approximately 2000 students attend our Hartley Elementary School (grades K-3), Waseca Intermediate School (WIS) (grades 4-6), our Junior/Senior High School (grades 7-12), and our Area Learning Center (ALC).

    Check out our website for many resources, or contact our District Office at 507-835-2500.


    Please look at our Waseca Public Schools informational brochure, with more details about our district as well as our city and the many supportive organizations around us!  Click HERE to view the PDF of the brochure.

    "Waseca Public Schools empowers each learner to thrive in an ever-changing world."