Community Relations

The Community Relations Department supports a variety of internal and external communication. Our goal is accurate, timely and actionable information about our exceptional schools for staff, families, the community and news media


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Please contact Celi Haga, Communications Director, at 952-556-6121 or


Community Relations Director

Celine Haga
cell: 651-302-5288

Communications Specialist

Lori Kendall


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District Facts 2017-18

Number of students: Approximately 9,634

  • Kindergarten: 760
  • Grades 1-5: 3,499
  • Grades 6-8: 2,167
  • Grades 9-12: 3,176

Residents in the District: approximately 25,000 households
Number of total staff: Approximately 1,200
Number of licensed teachers: 633

Location of District: Southwest metro area of the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, MN. The district includes the cities of Carver, Chanhassen, Chaska and Victoria.

Number of Schools & Programs: 18
Kinder Academy
Family Learning Center (Early Childhood)
La Academia Two-Way, Dual Language Immersion School (K-5)

Bluff Creek Elementary School
Carver Elementary School
Chanhassen Elementary School
Chaska Elementary School
Clover Ridge Elementary School
East Union Elementary School
Jonathan Elementary School
Victoria Elementary School

Chaska Middle School East
Chaska Middle School West
Pioneer Ridge Middle School

Chanhassen High School
Chaska High School
Integrated Arts Academy
STAR Program for special education students transitioning into adulthood & independence

Student Ethnicity:

  • White, not Hispanic: 7,670
  • Hispanic: 868
  • Asian or pacific Islander: 494
  • Black, not Hispanic: 556
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native: 46

Source: District data and Minnesota Department of Education

School to close 2 hours early Friday, Jan. 17

Eastern Carver County Schools will release students 2 hours early tomorrow, Friday, January 17, because of expected heavy snowfall. Buses will transport students home two hours earlier than usual on Friday, January 17. Afternoon Club Care will be cancelled. Afternoon...

Nominations now open for 2020 Teacher of the Year Award

Students, parents, teachers, and principals are encouraged to nominate exceptional teachers within the Eastern Carver County School district for the District 112 Foundation’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. The award honors and recognizes outstanding teachers in the...

112 Foundation grant brings poetry to life at CMSW

“Poetry can be anything we want it to be.  It’s your story – it’s how you feel – and that’s powerful.”  That’s the message that poet, artist, and hip-hop musician See More Perspective brought to students at Chaska Middle School West this week, thanks to a generous...