Brainerd Public School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 12 public schools serving 6,420 students in Brainerd Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 9/10, which is in the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota.
Public Schools in Brainerd Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 62% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 67% (versus the 59% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Brainerd Public School District are Lowell Elementary School, Baxter Elementary School and Forestview Middle School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Brainerd Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
Minority enrollment is 9% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Brainerd Public School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Minnesota for:

Category
Attribute
Overall Rank
Highest overall rank (Top 20%)
Math Proficiency
Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)
Reading/Language Arts Proficiency
Highest reading/language arts proficiency (Top 20%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Brainerd Public School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MN)
# Schools
12 Schools
2,543 Schools
# Students
6,420 Students
872,537 Students
# Teachers
413 Teachers
53,325 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
16:1
16:1

District Rank

Brainerd Public School District, which is ranked within the top 20% of all 515 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 84% has increased from 82% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MN)
Overall District Rank
#78 out of 522 school districts
(Top 20%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Brainerd Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
62%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Brainerd Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
67%
59%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Brainerd Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
84%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Brainerd Public   School District and public school graduation rate of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.18
0.57
# American Indian Students
117 Students
15,531 Students
% American Indian Students
2%
2%
# Asian Students
32 Students
61,042 Students
% Asian Students
n/a
7%
# Hispanic Students
130 Students
88,231 Students
% Hispanic Students
2%
10%
# Black Students
75 Students
101,652 Students
% Black Students
1%
12%
# White Students
5,814 Students
555,347 Students
% White Students
91%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
3 Students
825 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
249 Students
49,909 Students
% of Two or more races Students
4%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
247
21,237
# Students in K Grade:
396
59,523
# Students in 1st Grade:
424
62,717
# Students in 2nd Grade:
403
62,188
# Students in 3rd Grade:
450
62,526
# Students in 4th Grade:
447
62,480
# Students in 5th Grade:
464
63,780
# Students in 6th Grade:
486
65,062
# Students in 7th Grade:
490
67,397
# Students in 8th Grade:
494
68,056
# Students in 9th Grade:
550
68,477
# Students in 10th Grade:
512
67,954
# Students in 11th Grade:
507
68,020
# Students in 12th Grade:
550
73,120
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,419 is higher than the state median of $14,481. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,065 is higher than the state median of $14,746. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MN)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$99 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Brainerd Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$97 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Brainerd Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$15,419
$14,481
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Brainerd Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,065
$14,746
This chart display average spending per public school student in Brainerd Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Brainerd Public School District Public Schools (2022)

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
| 373 students
Rank: #22.
Baxter Elementary School
Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
12191 Jasperwood Drive
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 454-6400
Grades: PK-4
| 500 students
Rank: #33.
Forestview Middle School
Math: 63% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
12149 Knollwood Dr
Baxter, MN 56425
(218) 454-6000
Grades: 5-8
| 1,895 students
Rank: #44.
Nisswa Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5533 Lakers Lane
Nisswa, MN 56468
(218) 961-6860
Grades: PK-4
| 260 students
Rank: #55.
Riverside Elementary School
Math: 65% | Reading: 62%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
220 3rd St Nw
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6800
Grades: PK-5
| 507 students
Rank: #66.
Garfield Elementary School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1120 10th Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6450
Grades: K-4
| 308 students
Rank: #77.
Brainerd Senior High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
702 S 5th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6200
Grades: 9-12
| 1,964 students
Rank: #88.
Middle Level Alternative Program
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
311 10th Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5400
Grades: 5-8
| 17 students
Rank: #99.
Harrison Elementary School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1515 Oak St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6500
Grades: K-4
| 232 students
Rank: #1010.
Isd 181 Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: 6-9% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
311 10th Ave Ne
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-5400
Grades: K-12
| 112 students
Rank: #1111.
Lincoln Education Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
604 S 6th St
Brainerd, MN 56401
(218) 454-6600
Grades: 2-12
| 66 students
Rank: n/an/a
Brainerd Early Childhood Sp. Ed.
Special Education School
311 10th Ave Ne
Minneapolis, MN 55401
(218) 454-5522
Grades: PK
| 186 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Brainerd Public School District
  • 804 OAK ST, BRAINERD, MN, 56401-3755
  • (218) 454-6900
  • isd181.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 6,420 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 16:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 9%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 84% (Btm 50% in MN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 20%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 62% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 67% (Top 20%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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