Top 10 Best Benton County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 6,384 students in Benton County, MN (there are 3 private schools, serving 407 private students). 94% of all K-12 students in Benton County, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Benton County, MN are Foley Elementary School, Rice Elementary School and Foley Intermediate Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Benton County, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 47% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Benton County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Benton County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Foley Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
743 Penn St
Foley, MN 56329
(320) 968-7286
Grades: PK-3
| 593 students
Rank: #22.
Rice Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
200 Ne 3rd Ave
Rice, MN 56367
(320) 393-2177
Grades: PK-5
| 377 students
Rank: #33.
Foley Intermediate Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
840 Norman Ave N
Foley, MN 56329
(320) 968-6251
Grades: 4-8
| 739 students
Rank: #44.
Mississippi Heights Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1003 S 4th St
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 252-0122
Grades: K-5
| 863 students
Rank: #55.
Pleasant View Elementary School
(Math: 51% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1009 N 6th Ave
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 253-0506
Grades: PK-5
| 680 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Benton-stearns Education District
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
324 3rd Avenue South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 252-8427
Grades: 5-12
| 25 students
Rank: #6 - 76. - 7.
Benton-stearns Education Pioneers
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
212 3rd Avenue North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 257-9989
Grades: K-6
| 11 students
Rank: #88.
Sauk Rapids-rice Senior High School
(Math: 33% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1835 Osauka Rd Ne
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 253-4700
Grades: 9-12
| 1,384 students
Rank: #99.
Sauk Rapids-rice Middle School
(Math: 37% | Reading: 51%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
901 1st St S
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 654-9073
Grades: 6-8
| 1,017 students
Rank: #1010.
Foley Senior High School
(Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
621 Penn St
Foley, MN 56329
(320) 968-7246
Grades: 9-12
| 628 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alc - Foley
Alternative School
840 Norman Ave N
Foley, MN 56329
(320) 746-2196
Grades: 7-12
| 2 students
Rank: n/an/a
Alc - Sauk Rapids
Alternative School
1833 Osauka Rd Ne
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 253-4703
Grades: 7-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Benton Stearns Education District 1
Special Education School
324 3rd Ave South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 253-8940
Grades: 12
| 17 students
Rank: n/an/a
Benton-stearns Education - Asd
Special Education School
212 3rd Avenue North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 257-9989
Grades: 6-12
| 5 students
Rank: n/an/a
Hillside Early Childhood Center
Special Education School
30 Fourth Ave S
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 255-8910
Grades: PK
| 43 students
Rank: n/an/a
Sauk Rapids Ecfe
Alternative School
30 4th Ave S
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 258-1101
Grades: PK
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Benton County, MN

Benton County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
840 Norman Ave N
Foley, MN 56329
(320) 746-2196
Grades: K-12
| 4 students
1833 Osauka Road Ne
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 253-4703
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Box 297
Foley, MN 56329
(320) 968-7175
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1833 Osauka Rd Ne
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 253-4703
Grades: 1-12
| 4 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Benton County, MN?
The top ranked public schools in Benton County, MN include Foley Elementary School, Rice Elementary School and Foley Intermediate Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Benton County, MN?
16 public schools are located in Benton County, MN.
What percentage of students in Benton County, MN go to public school?
94% of all K-12 students in Benton County, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Benton County, MN?
Benton County, MN public schools minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public schools average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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