Woodbury, MN Contract for deed Homes. It’s a suburb of St. Paul and the largest city in Washington County, Minnesota. It is part of the greater Twin Cities metropolitan area. Woodbury is situated east of Saint Paul along Interstate 94. The 2016 population for Woodbury is 68,349 and growing fast, making it the 8th most populous city in Minnesota.
Because most of Woodbury is located within the South Washington County School District, the majority of high school students attend either Woodbury High School or East Ridge High School. However, small portions of the city attend Tartan Senior High School in Oakdale and Stillwater Area High School in Stillwater. Some students attend public or private schools in other school districts chosen by their families under Minnesota’s open enrollment statute.
In November 2006, School District 833 selected an 80-acre (320,000 m2) site for a third high school, later named East Ridge High School. The site lies between two city-owned properties south of Bailey Road and east of Radio Drive: the 80-acre (320,000 m2) Bielenberg Sports Center and the Danner gravel pit. The city also owns an additional 80 acres (320,000 m2) south of the sports center to allow for expansion. The new school opened in September 2009. The students attending this new High School came from Woodbury and nearby Cottage Grove as well as Newport and Saint Paul Park. Aaron Harper served as the school’s principal. For more details on the new High School visit the school’s website : http://www.sowashco.k12.mn.us/ERHS
There are two middle schools in Woodbury, Lake Middle School and Woodbury Middle School. Molly Roeske is the principal at Lake Middle School and their mascot is the “Leopards.” Dennis Roos (2008) was the principal, now he is assistant principal at East Ridge High School in Woodbury. Kari Lopez (2009) is the principal and Kelli Isakson is the Assistant Principal at Woodbury Middle School and their mascot is the “Wildcats.”
Along with these middle schools, Woodbury also has several elementary schools including Valley Crossing Elementary School, Brookview Elementary School, and Liberty Ridge.
Valley Crossings principal is Lela Olson and has schooling options for children from kindergarten to fifth grade.
Woodbury is also home to the Minnesota Math and Science Academy, a charter school. Saint Ambrose of Woodbury is a Catholic school with Pre-K through 8th grade; and New Life Academy is a private Christian school and both are located within the city limits.
Rasmussen College–Lake Elmo / Woodbury campus serves students in the Woodbury area. Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited, career focused college that offeres bachelor and associate degree programs. Rasmussen College concentrates on programs in the following areas: health sciences, nursing, business, technology and design, criminal justice, and early education.
Woodbury contains 45 parks covering approximately 3,000 acres (12 km2) and approximately 100 miles (160 km) of trails. The trails, most of which are paved, connect many of the parks. Three of the largest parks encircle Colby, Wilmes, and Powers lakes, respectively. The indoor Central Park is adjacent to the public library. Bielenberg Sports Center is the primary athletic location, including softball fields, baseball fields, soccer fields, football fields, sand volleyball courts, and an ice arena.
Two golf courses are located in the city: Prestwick (privately owned) and Eagle Valley (publicly owned). There are many local events year-round. A popular summer event named Woodbury Days is held in Ojibway Park each year. Woodbury Days includes a parade, carnival, live music, fireworks, and many booths for the city’s shops, churches, and services. Woodbury Days is also known for its Taste of Woodbury tent located in the parking lot behind Woodbury High School and overlooking the Ojibway Park Band Shell. This tent includes many restaurants in the city. There’s also an outdoor pool available by membership in the summer called Colby lake pool.
- City website
- Woodbury High School
- East Ridge High School
- South Washington County School District
- Woodbury Public Library (Washington County R.H. Stafford Library)
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