Top 10 Best Minnesota Blue Ribbon Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 115 blue ribbon public elementary schools serving 51,970 students in Minnesota.
Blue ribbon schools have been recognized by the Department of Education for achieving superior standards of academic excellence. Read more about this national school awards program and how blue ribbon schools work.
The top ranked blue ribbon public elementary schools in Minnesota are Atheneum Elementary School, Dassel Elementary School and Kimberly Lane Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minnesota blue ribbon public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 66% (versus the Minnesota public elementary school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public elementary school average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Blue Ribbon Public Elementary Schools in Minnesota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Atheneum Elementary School
(Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5899 Babcock Tr E
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
(651) 306-7300
Grades: 2-5
| 74 students
Rank: #22.
Dassel Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
131 William Ave E
Dassel, MN 55325
(320) 286-4100
Grades: PK-4
| 334 students
Rank: #33.
Kimberly Lane Elementary School
(Math: 84% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
17405 Old Rockford Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55446
(763) 745-5600
Grades: K-5
| 563 students
Rank: #44.
Mendota Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1979 Summit Ln
Saint Paul, MN 55118
(651) 403-8000
Grades: PK-4
| 378 students
Rank: #55.
Plymouth Creek Elementary School
(Math: 86% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
16005 41st Ave N
Minneapolis, MN 55446
(763) 745-5800
Grades: K-5
| 596 students
Rank: #66.
Normandale Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
5701 Normandale Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55424
(952) 848-4100
Grades: K-5
| 664 students
Rank: #77.
Delano Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
678 Tiger Dr
Delano, MN 55328
(763) 972-6200
Grades: PK-3
| 670 students
Rank: #88.
Delano Intermediate School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 82%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
683 Tiger Drive
Delano, MN 55328
(763) 972-7602
Grades: 4-6
| 546 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Greenwood Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
18005 Medina Rd
Minneapolis, MN 55447
(763) 745-5500
Grades: K-5
| 765 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Rush Creek Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8801 County Rd 101
Maple Grove, MN 55311
(763) 494-4549
Grades: PK-5
| 754 students
Rank: #1111.
Hilltop Primary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5700 Game Farm Rd
Mound, MN 55364
(952) 491-8500
Grades: K-4
| 466 students
Rank: #1212.
Springfield Elementary School
(Math: 85-89% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12 S Burns
Springfield, MN 56087
(507) 723-4286
Grades: PK-6
| 307 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Oak Point Elementary School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13400 Staring Lake Pkwy
Eden Prairie, MN 55347
(952) 975-7600
Grades: PK-5
| 584 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Wayzata West Middle School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
149 Barry Ave N
Wayzata, MN 55391
(763) 745-6400
Grades: 6-8
| 687 students
Rank: #1515.
Wayzata Central Middle School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
305 Vicksburg Ln N
Minneapolis, MN 55447
(763) 745-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 1,395 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Hanover Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
274 Labeauxe Ave Ne
Hanover, MN 55341
(763) 682-0800
Grades: K-5
| 364 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Lowell Elementary School
(Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
704 3rd Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6550
Grades: K-4
| 372 students
Rank: #1818.
Gleason Lake Elementary School
(Math: 81% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
310 County Road 101 N
Minneapolis, MN 55447
(763) 745-5400
Grades: K-5
| 569 students
Rank: #1919.
St. Croix Prep Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 73% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5950
Grades: 5-8
| 364 students
Rank: #2020.
Wayzata East Middle School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
12000 Ridgemount Ave W
Minneapolis, MN 55441
(763) 745-6200
Grades: 6-8
| 620 students
Rank: #2121.
Countryside Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5701 Benton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55436
(952) 848-4700
Grades: K-5
| 576 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Mckinley Elementary School
(Math: 79% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1740 Constance Blvd Ne
Andover, MN 55304
(763) 506-3400
Grades: K-5
| 567 students
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Yinghua Academy
Charter School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1616 Buchanan St Ne
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 788-9095
Grades: K-8
| 832 students
Rank: #2424.
Congdon Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3116 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 336-8825
Grades: K-5
| 499 students
Rank: #2525.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1961 6th St
Saint Paul, MN 55110
(651) 653-2820
Grades: K-5
| 448 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Hancock Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
371 Hancock Ave
Hancock, MN 56244
(320) 392-5622
Grades: PK-6
| 227 students
Rank: #26 - 2726. - 27.
Shirley Hills Primary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
2450 Wilshire Blvd
Mound, MN 55364
(952) 491-8400
Grades: K-4
| 424 students
Rank: #2828.
Folwell Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
603 15th Ave Sw
Rochester, MN 55902
(507) 328-3220
Grades: PK-5
| 313 students
Rank: #2929.
Sunset Hill Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
13005 Sunset Tr
Minneapolis, MN 55441
(763) 745-5900
Grades: K-5
| 625 students
Rank: #3030.
Twin Lakes Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
10051 191st Ave Nw
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 274-7242
Grades: K-5
| 671 students
Rank: #3131.
Lake Marion Elementary School
(Math: 72% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
19875 Dodd Blvd
Lakeville, MN 55044
(952) 232-2700
Grades: K-5
| 727 students
Rank: #3232.
Math And Science Academy
Charter School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 83%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8430 Woodbury Crossing
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 578-7507
Grades: 6-12
| 553 students
Rank: #3333.
Woodland Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
945 Wescott Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55123
(651) 683-6990
Grades: K-5
| 734 students
Rank: #3434.
Seven Hills Preparatory Academy
Charter School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8600 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55425
(952) 426-6001
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #3535.
Richmond Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
34 2nd St Ne
Richmond, MN 56368
(320) 597-2016
Grades: K-5
| 135 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public elementary schools in Minnesota?
The top ranked blue ribbon public elementary schools in Minnesota include Atheneum Elementary School, Dassel Elementary School and Kimberly Lane Elementary School.
How many blue ribbon public elementary schools are located in Minnesota?
115 blue ribbon public elementary schools are located in Minnesota.
What is the racial composition of students in Minnesota?
Minnesota blue ribbon public elementary schools minority enrollment is 30% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public elementary schools average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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