Top 10 Best Minnesota Charter Public Schools (2022)

For the 2022 school year, there are 235 charter public schools serving 56,527 students in Minnesota.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Minnesota are St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower, St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper and Nova Classical Academy 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 45% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 59% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Minnesota Charter Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower
Charter School
Math: ≥95% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4620 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5920
Grades: K-4
| 449 students
Rank: #22.
St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper
Charter School
Math: 90-94% | Reading: 90-94%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5970
Grades: 9-12
| 347 students
Rank: #33.
Nova Classical Academy Upper School
Charter School
Math: 87% | Reading: 87%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
1455 Victoria Way
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 209-6320
Grades: 6-12
| 514 students
Rank: #44.
Seven Hills Preparatory Academy
Charter School
Math: 82% | Reading: 82%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8600 Bloomington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55425
(952) 426-6001
Grades: K-5
| 549 students
Rank: #55.
Eagle Ridge Academy Lower School
Charter School
Math: 89% | Reading: 79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
7255 Flying Cloud Dr
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(952) 746-7760
Grades: K-5
| 826 students
Rank: #66.
Nova Classical Academy Lower School
Charter School
Math: 83% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1455 Victoria Way
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 209-6320
Grades: K-5
| 468 students
Rank: #77.
St Croix Preparatory Academy Middle School
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 89%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4620 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5951
Grades: 5-8
| 360 students
Rank: #88.
Math And Science Academy
Charter School
Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8430 Woodbury Crossing
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 578-7507
Grades: 6-12
| 512 students
Rank: #99.
Clarkfield Charter School
Charter School
Math: ≥80% | Reading: ≥80%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
301 13th St
Clarkfield, MN 56223
(320) 669-1995
Grades: K-6
| 56 students
Rank: #1010.
Yinghua Academy
Charter School
Math: 85% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1616 Buchanan St Ne
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 788-9095
Grades: K-8
| 816 students
Rank: #1111.
Eagle Ridge Academy Charter School
Charter School
Math: 74% | Reading: 77%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
(1)
7255 Flying Cloud Dr
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
(952) 746-7760
Grades: 6-12
| 555 students
Rank: #1212.
International Spanish Language Academy
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5959 Shady Oak Rd
Hopkins, MN 55343
(952) 746-6020
Grades: K-6
| 329 students
Rank: #1313.
Cologne Academy
Charter School
Math: 75% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
1221 S Village Pkwy
Cologne, MN 55322
(952) 466-2276
Grades: K-8
| 613 students
Rank: #1414.
Prairie Creek Community School
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
27695 Denmark Ave
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 645-9640
Grades: K-5
| 180 students
Rank: #1515.
Aspen Academy
Charter School
Math: 74% | Reading: 69%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14825 Zinran Ave
Savage, MN 55378
(952) 226-5944
Grades: K-8
| 514 students
Rank: #1616.
Twin Cities German Immersion Chrtr
Charter School
Math: 67% | Reading: 74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1031 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55103
(651) 492-7106
Grades: K-8
| 559 students
Rank: #1717.
Great River School
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 80-84%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1326 Energy Park Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55108
(651) 305-2780
Grades: 7-12
| 305 students
Rank: #1818.
Spectrum Middle School
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11044 Industrial Circle Nw
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 241-8703
Grades: 6
| 118 students
Rank: #1919.
Glacial Hills Elementary School
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
610 W 6th St
Starbuck, MN 56381
(320) 239-3840
Grades: K-6
| 102 students
Rank: #2020.
Arcadia Charter School
Charter School
Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1719 Cannon Rd
Northfield, MN 55057
(507) 663-8806
Grades: 6-12
| 117 students
Rank: #2121.
Parnassus Prep Sch-grammar
Charter School
Math: 73% | Reading: 64%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
(9)
11201 96th Ave N
Osseo, MN 55369
(763) 496-1416
Grades: K-4
| 632 students
Rank: #2222.
Pact Charter School
Charter School
Math: 64% | Reading: 68%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7250 E Ramsey Pkwy
Anoka, MN 55303
(763) 712-4200
Grades: K-6
| 336 students
Rank: #2323.
Davinci Academy
Charter School
Math: 68% | Reading: 65%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
532 Bunker Lake Boulevard Ne
Andover, MN 55304
(763) 754-6577
Grades: K-8
| 720 students
Rank: #2424.
Spectrum Middle School - Grades 7-8
Charter School
Math: 63% | Reading: 67%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
17823 Industrial Circle Nw
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 241-8703
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
Kaleidoscope Middle School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7525 Kalland Ave Ne
Albertville, MN 55301
(763) 428-1890
Grades: 6-8
| 101 students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
Lila Annex
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
121 11th St Se
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-0771
Grades: 5
| 80 students
Rank: #25 - 2725. - 27.
World Learner Charter School
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
112050 Hundertmark Rd
Chaska, MN 55318
(952) 368-7398
Grades: 1-8
| 218 students
Rank: #2828.
North Shore Community School
Charter School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
5926 Ryan Rd
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 525-0663
Grades: PK-6
| 363 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Higher Ground Secondary Academy
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1381 Marshall Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55104
(651) 645-1000
Grades: 9-12
| 169 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
North Lakes Academy 56
Charter School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
308 15th St Sw
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-2688
Grades: 9-12
| 215 students
Rank: #3131.
Lakes International Language Academy
Charter School
Math: 73% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
246 Se 11th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-0771
Grades: K-5
| 657 students
Rank: #3232.
Bluffview Montessori
Charter School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1321 Gilmore Ave
Winona, MN 55987
(507) 452-2807
Grades: K-8
| 209 students
Rank: #3333.
Swan River Montessori Charter School
Charter School
Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
500 Maple St
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 271-7926
Grades: K-6
| 154 students
Rank: #3434.
Art And Science Academy
Charter School
Math: 70-74% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
(2)
903 6th Avenue Ct Ne Ste A
Isanti, MN 55040
(763) 444-0342
Grades: K-8
| 215 students
Rank: #3535.
Parnassus Prep School-rhetoric
Charter School
Math: ≥50% | Reading: 70-79%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11201 96th Ave N
Osseo, MN 55369
(763) 496-1416
Grades: 9-12
| 104 students
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