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Independent School District 264 is located in west central Minnesota on the edge of prehistoric Lake Agassiz. It's district boundaries includes families that live in Grant, Stevens and Traverse Counties. We are basically an agricultural community comprised of grain and livestock farms and farm-related businesses.

Mission Statement:

The Herman-Norcross School is a small school with a low teacher to student ratio, lots of individual attention, and a commitment that no child wil "fall through the cracks".

We relize that mission by working with students and parents to develop an "Individual Learning Plan" for each student. That plan guides students, teachers, and parent to high achievement. Our staff has a high level of education and work experience, and the school maintains an equally high level of technology equipment and expertise.

Although small, our school offers a full program that prepares student for college, technical school, or work. Besides our regular curriculum, we also offer college-level and I.T.V. classes. Our students perform a high levels on all state and standardized tests.

We offer a full sports program in partnership with Wheaton Area Schools. We also have other extracurricular programs including Band, Choir, Speech, Robotics, Family,Career, and Community Leaders of America (F.C.C.L.A.), Future Farmers of America (F.F.A.), One-Act Play, and Knowledge Bowl.


Herman-Norcross Community School

​District 264

504 Lois Ave North

Herman, MN 56248

320 - 677 - 2291 Phone

320 - 677 - 2412 Fax



Rick Bleichner

320 - 677 - 2291 Phone


Business Manager

Tracy Perry

320 - 677 - 2291 Phone

Main Office Secretary

Jill Tolifson

320 - 677 - 2291 Phone


The first schol building was built on this property in 1882 at a cost of $5,300. Our first graduating class was the class of 1892. In 1902 we began construction of a brick elementary school which was completed in 1904. In 1935 the high school addition was constructed on the south end of the current building.

Construction began on our next project in 1949 with the vocational agriculture and music rooms which were occupied in 1950.

In 1970 we consolidated with Norcross. Although the Norcross high school students had been attending Herman School beginning with 8th grade, this consolidation permanently closed the Norcross Elementary School and moved all students to the Herman facility. We also went from "Spring Primary" to a full year kindergarten class.

Our final construction project was completed in 1974, housing the new gymnasium, band room, and locker room facilities. During the summer of 2002, a major renovation project (partially funded by state grants) replaced windows, plumbing, and heating systems.


We offer a unique educational experience through our dedication and commitment to our students needs. Our small class sizes promote participatory engagement and our individual learning plans help to launch students into a successful future. We welcome prospective students for a visit anytime.

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