New Brighton

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New Brighton is a city in Ramsey County, Minnesota, United States. It is a suburb of the Twin Cities. The population was 21,456

Economy

New Brighton has four public schools, several lakes (Long Lake and Silver Lake, Pike Lake, among others), one seminary, and many churches and places of worship (Lutheran, Catholic, LDS, Jehovah’s Witness, Apostolic, Baptist, United Church of Christ, Korean Methodist, Christian Science, Non-denominational, and others). The town is mostly residential and split into different sections of residence. Sections of apartments, as well as Wexford Heights, an upper-middle-class housing development, dominate the southern end of the town. The apartments are often referred to collectively as “Polynesian,” the name of one apartment complex in the center of the area. “Downtown New Brighton” is distinguishable from other areas of the town because of the old-fashioned street lights set approximately twenty feet (6.1 m) apart down the entire road. Northern New Brighton has a small commercial area and is mostly middle-class homes built from the 70s to 90s.

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Education

Four public schools are located in New Brighton: Bel Air Elementary School, Sunnyside Elementary, Highview Middle School, and Irondale High School; additionally, until 2005, when it was converted into a community education center, there was a fifth public school located in New Brighton: Pike Lake Elementary School, now known as Pike Lake Education Center. All of these schools are part of the Mounds View Public Schools (District 621).

  • Bel Air Elementary is located on 5th Street NW, and serves 672 K–5 students from New Brighton.
  • Sunnyside Elementary is located on County Road H, and serves 518 K–5 students from New Brighton and Mounds View.
  • Highview Middle School is located on 7th Street NW, and serves 814 6–8 grade students from New Brighton, Arden Hills, and Roseville.
  • Irondale High School is located on Long Lake Road, and serves 1,577 9–12 grade students from New Brighton, Mounds View, and Shoreview.

Nearby private high schools attended by residents include Totino-Grace in Fridley, Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, or Breck School in Golden Valley. High school students in a portion of eastern New Brighton attend nearby Mounds View High School. Students from southern New Brighton formerly attended Mounds View, but the district lines were redrawn to send more students to Irondale to alleviate overcrowding. A small fraction of New Brighton students attend Wilshire Park Elementary and Saint Anthony Village Middle and High Schools in nearby Saint Anthony Village, as part of New Brighton is served by ISD 282.

Irondale High School was listed as one of the top 500 schools in the country by Newsweek in 2000 and 2003 although it had a notoriously bad football team in the late 1990s. They won only 4 games during all of the 1996–1999 seasons. Although, in 2007 Irondale had its best season for football, winning 8 games and defeating Totino-Grace (the current state champions) although this great season was a nice change of pace for the Irondale community, they were bounced from the playoffs in their first game losing to White Bear Lake. However, the school has one of the most renowned marching bands in the state of Minnesota/USA. After bringing home top honors during the 1990s at many large state competitions, the Marching Knights are nationally recognized as being a high-ranking, proficient marching band. They often make finals at regional Bands of America competitions. B.O.A. is the largest national contest for many marching bands across America. The band placed second at the 2006 Youth in Music championship held at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.Irondale also has the largest Drama program in the Mounds View School District. Four productions are put on yearly, as well as a competition one act play. This high school was also mentioned in the movie In the Line of Fire starring Clint Eastwood. The assassin Mitch Leary tells a bank teller he grew up in Minneapolis and went to New Brighton high school.

New Brighton is also home to United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, an ecumenical graduate school of the United Church of Christ. The seminary is multidenominational, educating students from over 20 different denominations as well as other religious communities. The school offers degrees in Master of Arts, Master of Divinity, Master of Religious Leadership, and Doctorate of Ministry.

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