Lifelong Learning

If you’re looking for a quality education, you couldn’t come to a better place.  Minnesota’s progressive stance on education has provided the foundation for our state’s strong economy and high quality of life. Today, Minnesota high school students consistently outperform the national average on the ACT test, and 2012 marks the seventh consecutive year Minnesota students have led the nation in average composite score on the college entrance exam.

Our Districts

Swift County students average a graduation rate well above the state rate of 76.9%, but a Swift County education offers more than just stellar academics. From award winning marching bands and state champion football teams, to dance teams and theatrical performances, BPA (Business Professionals of America), FFA (Future Farmers of America), YES (Youth Energy Summit), and many more.  Swift County schools provide the activities and amenities to rival metro schools, but in a small town environment that cares.

Higher Education at Your Doorstep

Nearly half of our residents have attended at least some college, many of them at one of our regions many institutions of higher learning within a convenient drive of Swift County.  These include one University of Minnesota campus, three MNSCU campuses: 1 four-year college and three technical and community colleges.

Swift County School Districts

Benson Public Schools (PK-12) Photo

Benson Public Schools (PK-12)

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (PK-12) Photo

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg (PK-12)

Lac Qui Parle Valley  (PK-4) Photo

Lac Qui Parle Valley (PK-4)


Higher Education

Alexandria Technical College Photo

Alexandria Technical College

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Photo

Minnesota West Community and Technical College

Ridgewater College Photo

Ridgewater College

University of Minnesota, Morris Photo

University of Minnesota, Morris