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For the 2021 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 3,837 students in Brainerd, MN. Brainerd has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
The top ranked public schools in Brainerd, MN are Lowell Elementary School, Garfield Elementary School and Harrison Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Brainerd, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 63% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 60% statewide average). Schools in Brainerd have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 8% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Brainerd, MN Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Lowell Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    704 3rd Ave Ne
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-6550

    Grades: K-4 | 423 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Garfield Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1120 10th Ave Ne
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-6450

    Grades: K-4 | 395 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Harrison Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1515 Oak St
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-6500

    Grades: K-4 | 257 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Riverside Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    220 3rd St Nw
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-6800

    Grades: K-4 | 583 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Brainerd Senior High School Math: 56% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    702 S 5th St
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-6200

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,855 student
  • Rank: #66.
    Discovery Woods Charter School
    Math: 40-49% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    604 N 7th St
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 828-8200

    Grades: K-6 | 96 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Middle Level Alternative Program Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    311 10th Ave Ne
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-5400

    Grades: 5-8 | 17 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Isd 181 Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    311 10th Ave Ne
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-5400

    Grades: K-12 | 149 students
  • Rank: #8-98.-9.
    Lincoln Education Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    604 S 6th St
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-6600

    Grades: 3-12 | 62 students
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.311 10th Ave Ne
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-5438

    Grades: PK | n/a student
  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.804 Oak Street
    Brainerd, MN 56401
    (218) 454-5438

    Grades: PK | n/a student
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