Rock Ridge High School Ground Breaking

Originally posted by the Duluth News Tribune – Written By: Adelle Whitefoot

The combined school districts of Virginia and Eveleth-Gilbert have been decades in the making. Many said the two rival schools could never come together, but on July 1 they consolidated to become Rock Ridge Public Schools and on Wednesday they broke ground on a new career academy high school.

“Two school districts, mortal enemies for hundreds of years, coming together, agreeing to build a high school and two new elementary schools; then choosing their mascot, school colors and a name; and then agreeing to consolidate. Who does this? Nobody. And I mean nobody,” Rock Ridge Superintendent Noel Schmidt said. “So congratulations Rangers, you have done something that almost nobody in the United States could do.”

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Eveleth-Gilbert Junior High

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High

801 Jones Street
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Franklin Elementary School

402 Elba Avenue
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Laurentian Elementary

1409 Industrial Parkway
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

Nelle Shean Elementary

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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North Star Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Northland Learning Center

1201 South 13th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Parkview Elementary

506 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge High School

1403 Progress Parkway
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Roosevelt Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Virginia Secondary School

411 North 5th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge Public Schools Since 2020

Rock Ridge Public Schools combines the communities of Eveleth, Gilbert, and Virginia into a progressive school district embracing an academy style high school to provide students with a real world learning environment.

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411 South 5th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792

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