Our Community

Cook County School District, ISD 166 draws students from all over beautiful Cook County. Communities include Schroeder, Tofte, Lutsen, Grand Marais, Hovland, Grand Portage, and the Gunflint Trail. Cook County Schools, ISD 166, serves about 5,200 year round residents and an estimated 10,000 seasonal residents in the Arrowhead of Northeastern Minnesota. Cook County is 1,452 square miles in area, with borders on Lake Superior, Canada, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area and Lake County.


Only in Cook County, MN can you enjoy Lake Superior – the world’s largest freshwater lake, visit Minnesota’s tallest mountain peaks and highest waterfall, ski the largest ski resort in the Midwest and enjoy its longest and most scenic biking trails. To name just a few of what this area offers.


The school is located in the county seat town of Grand Marais.  It is nestled at the base of the Sawtooth Mountains with forest trails out the back door, school garden, school forest, and the Arrowhead Center for the Arts and the YMCA attached. Our state of the art programs, instruction and facilities are the perfect environment for your children.  With community partners like Grand Marais Art Colony, North House Folk School, Grand Marais Playhouse students are presented with many varied opportunities of the highest quality. Which supports our belief in offering students the highest quality educational experience possible.

Bring your family and discover the treasures of Cook County and Cook County School District, ISD 166 will provide your student with the education they deserve.

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