Top 10 Best Minnesota Blue Ribbon Public Preschools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 47 blue ribbon public preschools serving 16,132 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 preschools in Minnesota are Dassel Elementary School, Mendota Elementary School and Delano Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minnesota blue ribbon public preschools have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the Minnesota public pre school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public preschool average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Blue Ribbon Public Preschools in Minnesota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
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: #22.
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: #33.
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: #44.
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: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
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: #88.
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: #9 - 109. - 10.
Hills-beaver Creek Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
404 S 4th St
Beaver Creek, MN 56116
(507) 673-2541
Grades: PK-5
| 146 students
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
Lewiston-altura Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
115 Fremont St S
Lewiston, MN 55952
(507) 523-2191
Grades: PK-4
| 202 students
Rank: #1111.
Nisswa Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5533 Lakers Lane
Nisswa, MN 56468
(218) 961-6860
Grades: PK-4
| 240 students
Rank: #1212.
Annandale Elementary School
(Math: 71% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
655 Park St E
Annandale, MN 55302
(320) 274-8218
Grades: PK-5
| 956 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Canby Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
307 1st St W
Canby, MN 56220
(507) 223-2003
Grades: PK-6
| 285 students
Rank: #13 - 1413. - 14.
Fertile-beltrami Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
210 S Mill St
Fertile, MN 56540
(218) 945-6953
Grades: PK-6
| 243 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Churchill Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
515 Granite St
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-3308
Grades: PK-4
| 362 students
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Maple River West Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
311 Willard St
Good Thunder, MN 56037
(507) 278-3039
Grades: PK-5
| 129 students
Rank: #1717.
Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
211 3rd Street
Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
(320) 833-5311
Grades: PK-5
| 216 students
Rank: #1818.
Wilshire Park Elementary School
(Math: 62% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3600 Highcrest Rd Ne
Minneapolis, MN 55418
(612) 706-1200
Grades: PK-5
| 688 students
Rank: #1919.
Stevens Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
848 Chestnut St
Dawson, MN 56232
(320) 769-4590
Grades: PK-6
| 289 students
Rank: #2020.
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: #2121.
Houston Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
310 S Sherman
Houston, MN 55943
(507) 896-5323
Grades: PK-6
| 218 students
Rank: #2222.
Baxter Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12191 Jasperwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 454-6400
Grades: PK-4
| 525 students
Rank: #2323.
Lonsdale Pre K-6
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1000 Idaho St Sw
Hope, MN 56046
(507) 744-3900
Grades: PK-6
| 309 students
Rank: #2424.
West Central Area S. Elementary School
(Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
31 N Central
Kensington, MN 56343
(320) 965-7600
Grades: PK-4
| 124 students
Rank: #2525.
Pipestone Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 56%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1401 7th Street Sw
Pipestone, MN 56164
(507) 562-6200
Grades: PK-5
| 527 students
Rank: #2626.
Randolph Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
29110 Davisson Ave
Randolph, MN 55065
(507) 263-2151
Grades: PK-6
| 408 students
Rank: #2727.
Winsted Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
431 4th St N
Winsted, MN 55395
(320) 543-4690
Grades: PK-4
| 198 students
Rank: #2828.
Heart Of The Lake Elementary School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
810 2nd Ave Sw
Perham, MN 56573
(218) 346-5437
Grades: PK-4
| 542 students
Rank: #2929.
Oak Grove Elementary School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1301 W 104th St
Minneapolis, MN 55431
(952) 681-6800
Grades: PK-5
| 462 students
Rank: #3030.
Vandyke Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
300 Cole Ave
Coleraine, MN 55722
(218) 245-2510
Grades: PK-4
| 423 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
A.c.g.c. Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
302 S 2nd St
Atwater, MN 56209
(320) 244-4686
Grades: PK-4
| 350 students
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Maple River East Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
126 Higbie Ave Se
Minnesota Lake, MN 56068
(507) 462-3348
Grades: PK-5
| 217 students
Rank: #3333.
Belgrade-brooten-elrosa Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
245 School Avenue
Brooten, MN 56316
(320) 254-8211
Grades: PK-5
| 284 students
Rank: #3434.
Rtr Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
111 County Highway 8
Tyler, MN 56178
(507) 247-5913
Grades: PK-5
| 250 students
Rank: #3535.
Humphrey Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
803 Elm Ave
Waverly, MN 55390
(320) 543-4680
Grades: PK-4
| 262 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked blue ribbon public preschools in Minnesota?
The top ranked blue ribbon public preschools in Minnesota include Dassel Elementary School, Mendota Elementary School and Delano Elementary School.
How many blue ribbon public preschools are located in Minnesota?
47 blue ribbon public preschools are located in Minnesota.
What is the racial composition of students in Minnesota?
Minnesota blue ribbon public preschools minority enrollment is 25% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public preschools average of 41% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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