Top 10 Best Minnesota Charter Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 301 charter public schools serving 66,698 students in Minnesota.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Minnesota are St. Croix Preparatory Lower, Eagle Ridge Lower School and Nova Classical Upper School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minnesota charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 31% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 43% (versus the 53% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Minnesota public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Minnesota Charter Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
St. Croix Preparatory Lower
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5920
Grades: K-4
| 449 students
Rank: #22.
Eagle Ridge Lower School
Charter School
Math: 80% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11111 Bren Road W
Hopkins, MN 55343
(952) 746-7760
Grades: K-5
| 819 students
Rank: #33.
Nova Classical Upper School
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1455 Victoria Way
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 209-6320
Grades: 6-12
| 508 students
Rank: #44.
St. Croix Preparatory Upper
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5970
Grades: 9-12
| 376 students
Rank: #55.
St Paul Conservatory Performing Art
Charter School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
16 W 5th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 290-2225
Grades: 9-12
| 438 students
Rank: #66.
St. Croix Prep Middle School
Charter School
Math: 65% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5950
Grades: 5-8
| 364 students
Rank: #77.
Math And Science Academy
Charter School
Math: 66% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8430 Woodbury Crossing
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 578-7507
Grades: 6-12
| 553 students
Rank: #88.
Nova Classical Lower School
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1455 Victoria Way
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 209-6320
Grades: K-5
| 476 students
Rank: #99.
Eagle Ridge Charter School
Charter School
Math: 67% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11111 Bren Road W
Hopkins, MN 55343
(952) 746-7760
Grades: 6-12
| 594 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Clarkfield Charter School
Charter School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
301 13th St
Clarkfield, MN 56223
(320) 669-1995
Grades: PK-4
| 48 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Parnassus Prep School-rhetoric
Charter School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
11201 96th Ave N
Osseo, MN 55369
(763) 496-1416
Grades: 9-12
| 204 students
Rank: #1212.
Cologne Academy
Charter School
Math: 69% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1221 S Village Pkwy
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-2276
Grades: K-8
| 660 students
Rank: #1313.
International Spanish Language Academy
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5350 W 78th St
Minneapolis, MN 55439
(952) 746-6020
Grades: K-6
| 374 students
Rank: #1414.
Great River School
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 80-89%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1326 Energy Park Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55108
(651) 305-2780
Grades: 7-12
| 407 students
Rank: #1515.
Seven Hills Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 60% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8600 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55425
(952) 426-6001
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #1616.
Yinghua Academy
Charter School
Math: 62% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1616 Buchanan St Ne
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 788-9095
Grades: K-8
| 832 students
Rank: #1717.
Swan River Montessori Charter School
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
500 Maple St
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 271-7926
Grades: K-6
| 139 students
Rank: #1818.
Davinci Academy
Charter School
Math: 58% | Reading: 66%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
532 Bunker Lake Boulevard Ne
Andover, MN 55304
(763) 754-6577
Grades: K-8
| 918 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Prairie Creek Community School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
27695 Denmark Ave
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-9640
Grades: K-5
| 178 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Spectrum Middle School - Grades 7-8
Charter School
Math: 52% | Reading: 72%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
17823 Industrial Circle Nw
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 241-8703
Grades: 7-8
| 277 students
Rank: #2121.
Ridgeway Community School
Charter School
Math: 50-59% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
35564 County Road 12
Houston, MN 55943
(507) 454-9566
Grades: K-5
| 103 students
Rank: #2222.
Aspen Academy
Charter School
Math: 55% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14825 Zinran Ave
Savage, MN 55378
(952) 226-5940
Grades: K-8
| 686 students
Rank: #2323.
Nerstrand Charter School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 50-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
205 S 2nd St
Nerstrand, MN 55053
(507) 333-6854
Grades: K-5
| 121 students
Rank: #2424.
Spectrum Middle School - Grade 6
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11044 Industrial Circle Nw
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 241-8703
Grades: 6
| 122 students
Rank: #2525.
Parnassus Prep Sch-grammar
Charter School
Math: 65% | Reading: 54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11201 96th Ave N
Osseo, MN 55369
(763) 496-1416
Grades: K-4
| 649 students
Rank: #2626.
Southside Family Charter School
Charter School
Math: 40-59% | Reading: 60-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4500 Clinton Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55419
(612) 872-8322
Grades: K-8
| 127 students
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Bluffview Montessori
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1321 Gilmore Ave
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 452-2807
Grades: K-8
| 213 students
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
Seven Hills Prep Lower Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1401 West 76th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55423
(612) 314-7602
Grades: K-5
| 293 students
Rank: #27 - 2927. - 29.
World Learner Charter School
Charter School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
112050 Hundertmark Rd
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 368-7398
Grades: 1-8
| 193 students
Rank: #3030.
Pact Charter School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7250 E Ramsey Pkwy
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 712-4200
Grades: K-6
| 339 students
Rank: #3131.
Spectrum High School
Charter School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
17796 Industrial Circle Nw
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 450-9845
Grades: 9-12
| 441 students
Rank: #3232.
Twin Cities German Immersion Chrtr
Charter School
Math: 42% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1031 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 492-7106
Grades: K-8
| 593 students
Rank: #3333.
Birch Grove Community School
Charter School
Math: 60-79% | Reading: 40-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
9 Goodneighbor Hill Rd
Tofte, MN 55615
(218) 663-0170
Grades: K-5
| 36 students
Rank: #3434.
North Lakes Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4576 232nd St N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 797-6266
Grades: K-5
| 244 students
Rank: #3535.
Parnassus Preparatory School-logic
Charter School
Math: 51% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
11201 96th Ave N
Osseo, MN 55369
(763) 496-1416
Grades: 5-8
| 488 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked charter public schools in Minnesota?
The top ranked charter public schools in Minnesota include St. Croix Preparatory Lower, Eagle Ridge Lower School and Nova Classical Upper School.
How many charter public schools are located in Minnesota?
301 charter public schools are located in Minnesota.
What is the racial composition of students in Minnesota?
Minnesota charter public schools minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Minnesota public schools average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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