Lester Prairie Schools

Information updated February 2024

Independent School District 424 is a pre-K through 12th grade facility located at 131 Hickory Street North in Lester Prairie.
Office: 320-395-2521
Superintendent: Dr. Melissa Radeke
Principal: Mike Lee
Activities Director/Dean of Students: Ross Scheevel
Website: lp.k12.mn.us
Twitter: @LPHTBulldogs
Facebook: @lp424

Lester Prairie is a small school district with big opportunities. LP Schools currently have approximately 450 students enrolled with an average grade level size of 36 students. The average elementary classroom size is 18.
Lester Prairie High School offers a wide range of classes to support our students’ wide range of interests: College in the School, PSEO, College Online courses, and Concurrent Certified Technical Education (CTE) courses.
You can do it all at LP Schools. More than 70% percent of junior and senior high school students participate in extracurricular activities, such as drama, FFA, band, athletics, and Knowledge Bowl, to name a few.
Lester Prairie Schools recognizes the strong community support and the success it creates for our students, who have gone on to participate in regional, state, national, and international competitions over the last several years.

Building project
The school district appreciates the Lester Prairie community for supporting a building addition and renovation that enhanced the academic and extracurricular opportunities and aesthetic experience for students.
In 2020, the Lester Prairie School District began work on a $13.65 million building expansion project that improved safety and addressed space needs.



The key components included:
• Secured entryway.
• Student drop-off area Improvements.
• New paved parking space.
• New kitchen and serving area.
• New cafeteria and commons area.
• Additional Restrooms.
• Office improvements.
• Receiving and storage area.
• Converted former kitchen and
cafeteria area to classrooms.
• Industrial tech addition.
• Early childhood addition.
• New gymnasium.
• Fitness Center.
• New locker rooms.
• Concessions area.

If you are interested in enrolling your children, or would like to schedule a tour, please call the district office at 320-395-2521. We would love for you to become part of the LP family. Go Bulldogs!