Minnesota Public Schools

Minnesota is the #12 largest school system in the United States, serving 839,782 students across 2,405 public schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the national average of 43%.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the 14:1 national average.

Student by Ethnicity

(MN) School Average
American Indian
2%
Asian
6%
Hispanic
7%
Black
10%
White
72%
Unknown
3%
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Did You Know?
Minnesota public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.30, which is higher than the national average of 0.3. The most diverse school district in Minnesota is Cornerstone Montessori Elementary School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Minnesota or national school diversity statistics.