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Nett Lake Elementary is looking for a full-time principal to guide its school into the future. The K-6 school is located on the Bois Forte Band of Chippewa reservation west of Orr, MN in a beautiful architecturally designed building. 

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Home of the Eagles

Welcome to Nett Lake Elementary School! We are proud and fortunate to have such a beautiful school tucked away in the North woods region of Minnesota. Our school staff puts a high value on culture and the best and most current practices in education. We have carefully created a learning environment where we will present your child with academic, social, emotional, and cultural learning opportunities in the most inspiring and nurturing way. Nett Lake is equipped with the latest technology to enhance our students' learning and to prepare them for the future. Our teachers are well informed, creative, and continue to develop their skills on an ongoing basis. We have some of the lowest class sizes in the region, and with our committed staff, we are able to provide one of the best environments of academic support that we can offer. A supportive community is important, and as we partner with programs such as the girls and boys club, Headstart, and our early learning readiness, together we are building a cohesive environment which centers around the nurturing and raising of our kids. 

Our school motto, “Nett Lake Eagles are respectful, responsible, and ready to fly!” applies well beyond our classrooms! These principles incorporated in our school will assist students in reaching their highest potential and become the best that they can be - now and throughout their life. Your child will progress through Nett Lake Elementary School with an encouraging and supportive team of teachers, administration, board members, and fellow peers who all work together in the development of principles and values that will produce respectful, responsible, and well-educated individuals.

We value your interest in Nett Lake Elementary School. Please come for a visit


A Message from Our Principal


Welcome to Nett Elementary School, the home of the Eagles! We are a small rural school that is designed to serve our students with a cultural emphasis in mind. We are proud to teach the roots of native life going back hundreds of years learning about not only subsistence life, but also the admirable innovations that came out of Native American living. Our community is one that endeavors to reach beyond any past limitations and develop in new and inspiring ways. It begins with our students. All of us staff here at Nett Lake have committed to creating an environment that provides all the resources needed for our students to achieve the highest learning standards that each and every one deserves to have, and we have fun doing it! The elementary years are the formative years, and so we strive to develop within each child a sense of respect, responsibility, and personal creativity to carry with him/her throughout the coming years!   

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We look forward to seeing you soon!


Steve Thomas

Steve Thomas