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For the 2021 school year, there are 236 charter public schools serving 56,916 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 46% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 51% (versus the 60% 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).

Top Minnesota Charter Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower Charter School
    Math: ≥95% | Reading: 85-89%
    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: 85-89% | 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: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    1455 Victoria Way
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
    (651) 209-6320

    Grades: 6-12 | 514 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Math And Science Academy Charter School
    Math: 81% | Reading: 87%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8430 Woodbury Crossing
    Saint Paul, MN 55125
    (651) 578-7507

    Grades: 6-12 | 512 students
  • Rank: #55.
    St Croix Preparatory Academy Middle School Charter School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 89%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    4620 Stagecoach Tr N
    Stillwater, MN 55082
    (651) 395-5951

    Grades: 5-8 | 360 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Eagle Ridge Academy Lower School Charter School
    Math: 82% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    7255 Flying Cloud Dr
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (952) 746-7760

    Grades: K-5 | 826 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Seven Hills Preparatory Academy Charter School
    Math: 80% | Reading: 83%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8600 Bloomington Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55425
    (952) 426-6001

    Grades: K-5 | 549 students
  • Rank: #88.
    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: #99.
    Yinghua Academy Charter School
    Math: 86% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1616 Buchanan St Ne
    Minneapolis, MN 55413
    (612) 788-9095

    Grades: K-8 | 816 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Twin Cities German Immersion Chrtr Charter School
    Math: 76% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1031 Como Avenue
    Saint Paul, MN 55103
    (651) 492-7106

    Grades: K-8 | 559 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    International Spanish Language Academy Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5959 Shady Oak Rd
    Hopkins, MN 55343
    (952) 746-6020

    Grades: K-6 | 329 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Eagle Ridge Academy Charter School Charter School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    7255 Flying Cloud Dr
    Eden Prairie, MN 55344
    (952) 746-7760

    Grades: 6-12 | 555 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Nova Classical Academy Lower School Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1455 Victoria Way
    Saint Paul, MN 55102
    (651) 209-6320

    Grades: K-5 | 468 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Aspen Academy Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    14825 Zinran Ave
    Savage, MN 55378
    (952) 226-5944

    Grades: K-8 | 514 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Swan River Montessori Charter School Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    500 Maple St
    Monticello, MN 55362
    (763) 271-7926

    Grades: K-6 | 154 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Davinci Academy Charter School
    Math: 72% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    532 Bunker Lake Boulevard Ne
    Andover, MN 55304
    (763) 754-6577

    Grades: K-8 | 720 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Cologne Academy Charter School
    Math: 73% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1221 S Village Pkwy
    Cologne, MN 55322
    (952) 466-2276

    Grades: K-8 | 613 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Spectrum High School Charter School
    Math: 67% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    17796 Industrial Circle Nw
    Elk River, MN 55330
    (763) 450-9845

    Grades: 7-12 | 572 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Woodbury Leadership Academy Charter School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    600 Weir Dr
    Saint Paul, MN 55125
    (651) 539-2641

    Grades: K-6 | 257 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Spectrum Middle School Charter School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    11044 Industrial Circle Nw
    Elk River, MN 55330
    (763) 241-8703

    Grades: 6 | 118 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    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: #2222.
    Lila Annex Charter School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 80-84%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    121 11th St Se
    Forest Lake, MN 55025
    (651) 464-0771

    Grades: 5 | 80 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    New City School Charter School
    Math: 70-79% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    229 13th Ave Ne
    Minneapolis, MN 55409
    (612) 623-3309

    Grades: K-8 | 136 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Prairie Creek Community School Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    27695 Denmark Ave
    Northfield, MN 55057
    (507) 645-9640

    Grades: K-5 | 180 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Arcadia Charter School Charter School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1719 Cannon Rd
    Northfield, MN 55057
    (507) 663-8806

    Grades: 6-12 | 117 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Bluffview Montessori Charter School
    Math: 55-59% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1321 Gilmore Ave
    Winona, MN 55987
    (507) 452-2807

    Grades: K-8 | 209 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Southside Family Charter School Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    4500 Clinton Ave S
    Minneapolis, MN 55419
    (612) 872-8322

    Grades: K-8 | 117 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Great River School Charter School
    Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1326 Energy Park Dr
    Saint Paul, MN 55108
    (651) 305-2780

    Grades: 7-12 | 305 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Pact Charter School Charter School
    Math: 61% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    7250 E Ramsey Pkwy
    Anoka, MN 55303
    (763) 712-4200

    Grades: K-6 | 336 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Art And Science Academy Charter School
    Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    903 6th Avenue Ct Ne Ste A
    Isanti, MN 55040
    (763) 444-0342

    Grades: K-8 | 215 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Lakes International Language Academy Charter School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    246 Se 11th Ave
    Forest Lake, MN 55025
    (651) 464-0771

    Grades: K-5 | 657 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    Parnassus Preparatory School-logic Charter School
    Math: 57% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    11201 96th Ave N
    Osseo, MN 55369
    (763) 496-1416

    Grades: 5-8 | 365 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Parnassus Prep School-rhetoric Charter School
    Math: 40-59% | Reading: ≥80%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    11201 96th Ave N
    Osseo, MN 55369
    (763) 496-1416

    Grades: 9-12 | 104 students
  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    North Shore Community School Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    5926 Ryan Rd
    Duluth, MN 55804
    (218) 525-0663

    Grades: PK-6 | 363 students
  • Rank: #34-3634.- 36.
    Pact Charter Secondary Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    7250 E Ramsey Pkwy
    Anoka, MN 55303
    (763) 712-4200

    Grades: 7-12 | 322 students
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