Shakopee Public School Block

Shakopee High School, circa 1920
Shakopee High School, circa 1920

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.

If you have any memories you wish to share about attending the first Shakopee Public School, please email us at, or comment below, and we may include them on this page.

2 thoughts on “Shakopee Public School Block

  1. How do in get information about Albert Leclaire he farmed lots 56,57, 58 then call Prior Lake Indian Community. Albert farmed from 1930 to his death in Jan 1942, He was married Lilly Felix they had kids who when to the old one room school house I think the school was called eagle creek? Any help would be appreciated.
    Albert Leclaire was in an accident in Dec 1942 on the reservation shakopee hospital would take him because he was indian. Do you think his accident would be in the shakopee argus newspaper?
    Thank you Sharon Lennartson Granddaughter to Albert and Lillian Leclaire. 952-687-7058

    1. Hi Sharon,

      I’m going to pass your questions on to David Schleper, our senior research chair, to see what he may have seen/can find.


      Wes Reinke

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