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

For the 2024 school year, there are 18 blue ribbon public middle schools serving 12,927 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 middle schools in Minnesota are Wayzata West Middle School, Wayzata Central Middle School and St. Croix Prep Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minnesota blue ribbon public middle schools have an average math proficiency score of 65% (versus the Minnesota public middle school average of 39%), and reading proficiency score of 70% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public middle school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Blue Ribbon Public Middle Schools in Minnesota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
Minnetonka West Middle School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6421 Hazeltine Blvd
Excelsior, MN 55331
(952) 401-5300
Grades: 6-8
| 1,260 students
Rank: #88.
Delano High School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
700 Elm Ave E
Delano, MN 55328
(763) 972-3365
Grades: 7-12
| 1,213 students
Rank: #99.
Lincoln K-8 District-wide School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1122 8th Ave Se
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 328-3550
Grades: K-8
| 461 students
Rank: #1010.
Capitol Hill Magnet/rondo
Magnet School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
560 Concordia Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 325-2500
Grades: 1-8
| 1,091 students
Rank: #1111.
Davinci Academy
Charter School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 67%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
532 Bunker Lake Boulevard Ne
Andover, MN 55304
(763) 754-6577
Grades: K-8
| 918 students
Rank: #1212.
Parkview Center School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
701 County Rd B W
Saint Paul, MN 55113
(651) 487-4360
Grades: PK-8
| 742 students
Rank: #1313.
Aspen Academy
Charter School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14825 Zinran Ave
Savage, MN 55378
(952) 226-5940
Grades: K-8
| 686 students
Rank: #1414.
Roosevelt Middle School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
650 125th Ave Ne
Minneapolis, MN 55434
(763) 506-5800
Grades: 6-8
| 753 students
Rank: #1515.
Friedell Middle School
(Math: 49% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1200 Broadway S
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 328-5650
Grades: 6-8
| 435 students
Rank: #1616.
Montevideo Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2001 William Ave
Montevideo, MN 56265
(320) 269-6431
Grades: 4-7
| 413 students
Rank: #1717.
Red Rock Central Secondary
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 6th Ave E
Lamberton, MN 56152
(507) 752-7361
Grades: 5-12
| 236 students
Rank: #1818.
Dawson-boyd Secondary
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
848 Chestnut St
Dawson, MN 56232
(320) 769-2955
Grades: 7-12
| 268 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public middle schools in Minnesota?
The top ranked blue ribbon public middle schools in Minnesota include Wayzata West Middle School, Wayzata Central Middle School and St. Croix Prep Middle School.
How many blue ribbon public middle schools are located in Minnesota?
18 blue ribbon public middle schools are located in Minnesota.
What is the racial composition of students in Minnesota?
Minnesota blue ribbon public middle schools minority enrollment is 36% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public middle schools average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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