One of Shakopee Public Schools’ first schools was the Union School, originally built in 1881. This held all grades in the Shakopee school district. Over the years, the school had many transformations, including additions, fires destroying part of the building, and demolitions of sections. Grade-wise, the school in later years held junior high and elementary students, elementary students, and now serves as an early childhood facility, now known as Central Family Center.
We will continue to add to this page, but in the meantime, we’d like to share some recently donated information about the construction of Shakopee’s first high school.
- Shakopee Public School Block: Estimate of building and grounds of Block #74 in Shakopee named “Public School Block” from 1881-2018, from Chris Reynolds
- The History of Shakopee’s First High School, a college paper written by Chris Kiecker (185.64 MB file)
If you have any memories you wish to share about attending the first Shakopee Public School, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or comment below, and we may include them on this page.