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School History

Lake Agassiz Elementary School opened in 1961, and Mr. Arnold Bakke was the principal. The school consisted of nine teachers and staff, including the principal, secretary, and custodian. The original school was designed for 240 students. At one point, the lunchroom became classrooms and lunches were served in the gymnasium. The library had been moved to the foyer and teaching space for speech therapists, nursing, tutors, teaching aides, psychologists, and music was non-existent. A new addition was completed in 1976 and another in 2005. The school has changed significantly throughout the years.