Red Wing School District #256 is a pre-K through grade 12 district located in Red Wing, Minnesota (population 16,000). Red Wing is located in the beautiful Mississippi River Valley, fifty miles southeast of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. The Red Wing School District offers all children an opportunity to grow in a supportive and caring environment. Approximately 2800 students K-12 are educated with the support of over 450 staff members; 200 are full or part-time teachers. Approximately 90% of the district graduates continue their education beyond high school.