Top 10 Best Minnesota Public Schools (2021)

Minnesota is the #11 largest school system in the United States, serving 885,890 students across the 2,561 public schools for the 2021 school year.
The percentage of students achieving math proficiency in Minnesota is 57%. The percentage of students achieving reading proficiency is 60%.
The top ranked public schools in Minnesota are Atheneum Elementary School, Lake Harriet Lower Elementary School and St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 34% (majority majority Black and Hispanic) and the student:teacher ratio is 16:1.

Student by Ethnicity

(MN) School Average
American Indian
2%
Asian
7%
Hispanic
9%
Black
11%
White
66%
Two or more races
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.

Top Overall Ranked Public Schools in Minnesota (2021)

  • School Student Proficiency Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 2-55899 Babcock Tr E
    Inver Grove HeightsMN 55077
    (651) 306-7300

  • Rank: #22.Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-34030 Chowen Ave S
    MinneapolisMN 55410
    (612) 668-3210

  • Rank: #33.
    St. Croix Preparatory Academy LowerCharter School
    Math: ≥95% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: ≥95% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-44620 Stagecoach Tr N
    StillwaterMN 55082
    (651) 395-5920

  • Rank: #44.
    Gate 4/5
    Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 4-5523 Marsh Street W.
    StillwaterMN 55082
    (651) 351-6905

  • Rank: #55.
    Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion AcademyMagnet School
    Math: 90-94% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-51599 Englewood Ave
    Saint PaulMN 55104
    (651) 293-8715

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.Math: 91% (Top 1%) Reading: 87% (Top 1%)Math: 91% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 87% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-517405 Old Rockford Rd
    PlymouthMN 55446
    (763) 745-5600

  • Rank: #6-76.-7.
    St. Croix Preparatory Academy UpperCharter School
    Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 90-94% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 9-124260 Stagecoach Tr N
    StillwaterMN 55082
    (651) 395-5970

  • Rank: #88.
    Nova Classical Academy Upper SchoolCharter School
    Math: 87% (Top 1%) Reading: 89% (Top 1%)Math: 87% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: 6-121455 Victoria Way
    Saint PaulMN 55102
    (651) 209-6320

  • Rank: #99.Math: 85-89% (Top 1%) Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)Math: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 85-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: PK-5404 S 4th St
    Beaver CreekMN 56116
    (507) 673-2541

  • Rank: #1010.Math: ≥90% (Top 1%) Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)Math: ≥90% (Top 1%)
    Reading: 80-89% (Top 1%)
    Grades: K-461 Main St
    RollingstoneMN 55969
    (507) 689-2171

  • View Full List of Top Ranked MN Schools

Top Minnesota Public Schools by County (2021)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
10 Schools
1,963 Students
14% Minority
113 Schools
58,001 Students
32% Minority
19 Schools
5,390 Students
28% Minority
38 Schools
8,309 Students
44% Minority
14 Schools
7,027 Students
14% Minority
5 Schools
839 Students
7% Minority
26 Schools
8,899 Students
21% Minority
16 Schools
3,598 Students
14% Minority
25 Schools
6,727 Students
19% Minority
42 Schools
18,591 Students
17% Minority
22 Schools
4,691 Students
39% Minority
11 Schools
2,075 Students
23% Minority
27 Schools
8,280 Students
8% Minority
27 Schools
10,649 Students
21% Minority
5 Schools
1,506 Students
28% Minority
8 Schools
666 Students
27% Minority
12 Schools
2,000 Students
29% Minority
22 Schools
9,805 Students
7% Minority
142 Schools
73,790 Students
34% Minority
8 Schools
3,979 Students
13% Minority
18 Schools
5,734 Students
7% Minority
9 Schools
2,072 Students
18% Minority
15 Schools
3,000 Students
5% Minority
16 Schools
4,287 Students
29% Minority
31 Schools
7,870 Students
14% Minority
7 Schools
990 Students
7% Minority
480 Schools
180,994 Students
52% Minority
16 Schools
4,286 Students
13% Minority
11 Schools
2,630 Students
14% Minority
18 Schools
5,948 Students
10% Minority
25 Schools
6,906 Students
19% Minority
6 Schools
1,434 Students
13% Minority
6 Schools
2,159 Students
7% Minority
20 Schools
6,530 Students
43% Minority
6 Schools
620 Students
7% Minority
8 Schools
1,698 Students
12% Minority
5 Schools
1,178 Students
16% Minority
5 Schools
1,388 Students
5% Minority
2 Schools
451 Students
13% Minority
13 Schools
3,626 Students
19% Minority
14 Schools
583 Students
9% Minority
17 Schools
4,860 Students
28% Minority
8 Schools
1,104 Students
85% Minority
12 Schools
1,399 Students
11% Minority
15 Schools
3,069 Students
14% Minority
19 Schools
5,604 Students
16% Minority
13 Schools
3,467 Students
10% Minority
21 Schools
6,628 Students
16% Minority
24 Schools
5,748 Students
8% Minority
29 Schools
6,899 Students
40% Minority
4 Schools
1,068 Students
9% Minority
22 Schools
5,097 Students
23% Minority
14 Schools
4,566 Students
59% Minority
7 Schools
1,108 Students
21% Minority
65 Schools
24,319 Students
33% Minority
34 Schools
7,949 Students
15% Minority
6 Schools
2,269 Students
16% Minority
15 Schools
3,792 Students
14% Minority
8 Schools
1,821 Students
22% Minority
20 Schools
5,239 Students
22% Minority
9 Schools
1,347 Students
7% Minority
249 Schools
88,237 Students
64% Minority
6 Schools
766 Students
11% Minority
13 Schools
2,371 Students
25% Minority
9 Schools
2,182 Students
22% Minority
31 Schools
9,251 Students
33% Minority
8 Schools
1,660 Students
12% Minority
11 Schools
2,681 Students
13% Minority
62 Schools
27,444 Students
26% Minority
38 Schools
16,009 Students
15% Minority
11 Schools
2,251 Students
28% Minority
89 Schools
25,340 Students
17% Minority
61 Schools
23,636 Students
28% Minority
17 Schools
7,072 Students
23% Minority
7 Schools
1,555 Students
14% Minority
9 Schools
1,792 Students
18% Minority
9 Schools
2,816 Students
22% Minority
4 Schools
568 Students
27% Minority
14 Schools
3,529 Students
11% Minority
12 Schools
3,191 Students
7% Minority
12 Schools
3,243 Students
15% Minority
90 Schools
44,606 Students
28% Minority
9 Schools
1,866 Students
51% Minority
8 Schools
1,116 Students
11% Minority
18 Schools
5,195 Students
17% Minority
72 Schools
27,522 Students
11% Minority
7 Schools
1,469 Students
21% Minority
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