S.G. Reinertsen Elementary School, which opened in 2004, was named in honor of Steve “S.G.” Reinertsen, who served as superintendent of the Moorhead schools from 1926 to 1955. During his tenure as superintendent, six school facilities were built. A visionary leader, Reinertsen also helped establish the school lunch program.
SGR was designed to be efficient and economical, while educating more than 700 students daily. To maintain the efficiency of a larger school while creating a community feel, the building was designed around the neighborhood structure. When you visit SGR, you will notice five distinct "neighborhoods" that consist of six grade-level classrooms, several support classrooms and a team area. This design allows students to feel the connection of a smaller community while experiencing the opportunities of a larger campus.