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For the 2021 school year, there are 25 public schools in Carlton County, MN, serving 6,727 students. Carlton County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
Carlton County, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 61% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 65% (versus the 60% statewide average). Schools in Carlton County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Minnesota public schools.
The top ranked public schools in Carlton County, MN are Winterquist Elementary School, Barnum Elementary School and Churchill Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the Minnesota public school average of 16:1.

Top Carlton County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Winterquist Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    2 E Highway 61
    Esko, MN 55733
    (218) 879-3361

    Grades: PK-6 | 705 students
  • Barnum Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3813 N St
    Barnum, MN 55707
    (218) 389-6976

    Grades: PK-6 | 404 students
  • Churchill Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    515 Granite St
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 879-3308

    Grades: PK-5 | 404 students
  • Lincoln Secondary Math: 64% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    2 E Highway 61
    Esko, MN 55733
    (218) 879-4673

    Grades: 7-12 | 562 students
  • Washington Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    801 12th St
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 879-3369

    Grades: PK-5 | 544 students
  • South Terrace Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    530 Stine Dr
    Carlton, MN 55718
    (218) 384-4225

    Grades: PK-5 | 223 students
  • Cromwell-wright Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5624 Hwy 210
    Cromwell, MN 55726
    (218) 644-3716

    Grades: PK-6 | 176 students
  • Cloquet Middle School Math: 54% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    2001 Washington Avenue
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 879-3328

    Grades: 5-8 | 824 students
  • Barnum Secondary Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    3675 County Rd 140
    Barnum, MN 55707
    (218) 389-3273

    Grades: 7-12 | 348 students
  • Cloquet Senior Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1000 18th St
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 879-3393

    Grades: 9-12 | 700 students
  • Moose Lake Secondary Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4812 County Rd 10
    Moose Lake, MN 55767
    (218) 485-4435

    Grades: 7-12 | 293 students
  • Moose Lake Elementary School Math: 50% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    4812 County Rd 10
    Moose Lake, MN 55767
    (218) 485-4834

    Grades: PK-6 | 377 students
  • Northern Lights Academy Cooperative Special Education School
    Math: ≥50% | Reading: ≥50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    612 12th St
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 878-3062

    Grades: K-8 | 3 students
  • Northern Lights Academy Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    302 14th Street
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 878-3060

    Grades: K-6 | 13 students
  • Wrenshall Elementary School Math: 40-44% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    207 Pioneer Dr
    Wrenshall, MN 55797
    (218) 384-4274

    Grades: PK-6 | 221 students
  • Carlton Secondary Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    405 School Ave
    Carlton, MN 55718
    (218) 384-4226

    Grades: 6-12 | 239 students
  • Cloquet Area Alt. Ed. Programs Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    302 14th St
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 879-0115

    Grades: 1-12 | 84 students
  • Wrenshall Secondary Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    207 Pioneer Dr
    Wrenshall, MN 55797
    (218) 384-4274

    Grades: 7-12 | 171 students
  • Cromwell-wright Secondary Math: 40-44% | Reading: 40-44%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    5624 Hwy 210
    Cromwell, MN 55726
    (218) 644-3716

    Grades: 7-12 | 145 students
  • Caaep Extended Day Program Alternative School
    Reading: PS%
    302 14th St
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 879-0115

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Cloquet Early Childhood Education Special Education School
    801 12th Street
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 879-3369

    Grades: PK | 69 students
  • Fond Du Lac Ojibwe School
    49 University Road
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 878-7242

    Grades: K-12 | 217 students
  • Mash-ka-wisen Alternative School
    1150 Mission Rd, Po Box 66
    Carlton, MN 55718
    (218) 384-4225

    Grades: 7-12 | 2 students
  • Mcf-moose Lake/willow River Alternative School
    1000 Lake Shore Dr
    Moose Lake, MN 55767
    (218) 485-5000

    Grades: 9-12 | 3 students
  • Shared Time Alternative School
    602 Arthur Street
    Cloquet, MN 55720
    (218) 879-1261

    Grades: PK-6 | n/a student
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