Top 10 Best Brainerd Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 3,610 students in Brainerd, MN (there are 2 private schools, serving 208 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Brainerd, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Brainerd, MN are Lowell Elementary School, Brainerd Senior High 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 52% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 54% (versus the 53% statewide average). Schools in Brainerd have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Brainerd, MN Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lowell Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
704 3rd Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6550
Grades: K-4
| 372 students
Rank: #22.
Brainerd Senior High School
Math: 47% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
702 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,862 students
Rank: #33.
Harrison Elementary School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1515 Oak St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6500
Grades: K-4
| 226 students
Rank: #44.
Riverside Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
220 3rd St Nw
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6800
Grades: PK-4
| 467 students
Rank: #55.
Isd 181 Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
311 10th Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5400
Grades: 8-12
| 158 students
Rank: #66.
Garfield Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1120 10th Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6450
Grades: K-4
| 310 students
Rank: #77.
Middle Level Alternative Program
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
311 10th Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5400
Grades: 5-8
| 15 students
Rank: #88.
Discovery Woods
Charter School
Math: 11-19% | Reading: 40-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
604 N 7th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 828-8200
Grades: K-6
| 109 students
Rank: #99.
Lincoln Education Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
604 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6600
Grades: 3-12
| 91 students
Rank: n/an/a
702 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 0 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Brainerd, Minnesota

Brainerd, Minnesota Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
311 10th Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5438
Grades: PK
| n/a students
311 10th Avenue Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5400
Grades: K-8
| n/a students
1777 Highway 18 E
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 828-2766
Grades: 4-12
| n/a students
1001 Kingwood
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 855-6500
Grades: 8-9
| 855 students
604 S 6th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6600
Grades: K-4
| 242 students
400 Quince St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 828-5374
Grades: 6-9
| 560 students
1777 Highway 18 E
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 828-2363
Grades: 5-12
| 77 students
Washington Educational Service
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5500
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
604 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5400
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
804 Oak St.
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 828-6720
Grades: 6-7
| 799 students
804 Oak Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5438
Grades: PK
| n/a students
604 N 7th Street
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6700
Grades: PK-4
| 128 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Brainerd, MN?
The top ranked public schools in Brainerd, MN include Lowell Elementary School, Brainerd Senior High School and Harrison Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Brainerd, MN?
10 public schools are located in Brainerd, MN.
What percentage of students in Brainerd, MN go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Brainerd, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Brainerd, MN?
Brainerd, MN public schools minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the Minnesota public schools average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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