Top 10 Best Minnesota Public Schools (2024)

Minnesota is the #10 largest school system in the United States, serving 869,202 students across the 2,711 public schools for the 2024 school year (there are 640 private schools, serving 95,673 students). 90% of all K-12 students in Minnesota are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Minnesota is 45%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 53%.
Minority enrollment is 37% (majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 16:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MN) School Average
American Indian
2%
Asian
7%
Hispanic
10%
Black
12%
White
63%
Two or more races
6%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.

Top Ranked Public Schools in Minnesota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Student Proficiency
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Atheneum Elementary School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
Grades: 2-5
5899 Babcock Tr E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
(651) 306-7300
Rank: #22.
St. Croix Preparatory Lower
Charter School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-4
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5920
Rank: #33.
Plymouth Creek Elementary School
(Math: 88% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 88% (Top 1%)
Reading: 82% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
16005 41st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55446
(763) 745-5800
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Dassel Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-84% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-4
131 William Ave E
Dassel, MN 55325
(320) 286-4100
Rank: #4 - 54. - 5.
Gate 4/5
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
Grades: 4-5
523 Marsh Street W.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-6905
Rank: #66.
Monticello Nature Based Education
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: 80-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
302 Washington Street
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 272-2000
Rank: #77.
Scenic Heights Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 83% (Top 1%)
Reading: 81% (Top 1%)
Grades: K-5
5650 Scenic Heights Dr
Minnetonka, MN 55345
(952) 401-5400
Rank: #88.
Kimberly Lane Elementary School
(Math: 85% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 85% (Top 1%)
Reading: 80% (Top 5%)
Grades: K-5
17405 Old Rockford Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55446
(763) 745-5600
Rank: #99.
North Woods Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 81% (Top 5%)
Reading: 81% (Top 1%)
Grades: PK-5
18995 54th Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55446
(763) 745-4000
Rank: #1010.
Wayzata High School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
Math: 77% (Top 5%)
Reading: 84% (Top 1%)
Grades: 9-12
4955 Peony Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55446
(763) 745-6610

Best Minnesota Public Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
9
1,757
13%
126
56,318
41%
23
5,291
33%
37
8,004
45%
16
6,384
13%
19
3,711
18%
27
6,408
20%
41
16,782
19%
21
4,604
39%
12
1,981
26%
26
8,302
12%
31
11,140
26%
152
72,704
40%
8
3,824
13%
18
4,183
35%
34
7,577
16%
8
1,055
7%
465
174,394
54%
19
4,264
18%
14
2,656
17%
23
6,134
13%
24
6,712
19%
5
1,336
6%
11
3,512
21%
18
4,672
31%
11
1,453
12%
15
3,149
19%
22
5,312
20%
14
3,374
12%
33
6,756
46%
5
1,084
13%
23
3,803
26%
17
4,964
66%
70
23,925
38%
16
3,801
18%
20
5,031
25%
8
1,426
7%
291
89,081
65%
13
2,539
26%
37
8,470
37%
7
1,522
11%
10
2,665
15%
68
26,691
31%
46
18,324
20%
11
2,160
28%
92
23,884
18%
64
23,078
34%
21
7,426
25%
8
1,819
22%
6
1,999
31%
12
3,976
14%
17
4,165
10%
11
3,059
19%
8
1,089
14%
23
4,683
21%
81
26,996
13%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Minnesota?
The top ranked public schools in Minnesota include Atheneum Elementary School, St. Croix Preparatory Lower and Plymouth Creek Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Minnesota?
2,711 public schools are located in Minnesota.
What percentage of students in Minnesota go to public school?
90% of all K-12 students in Minnesota are educated in public schools (compared to national average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Minnesota?
Minority enrollment in Minnesota is 37% (majority Black and Hispanic)

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