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For the 2021 school year, there are 142 public schools serving 73,790 students in Dakota County, MN. Dakota County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
The top ranked public schools in Dakota County, MN are Atheneum Elementary School, Shannon Park Elementary School and Eastview Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Dakota 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 63% (versus the 60% statewide average). Schools in Dakota County have an average ranking of 8/10, which is in the top 30% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is equal to the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Dakota County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Atheneum Elementary School Math: ≥95% | Reading: ≥95%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 1%
    5899 Babcock Tr E
    Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
    (651) 306-7300

    Grades: 2-5 | 119 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Shannon Park Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 82%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    13501 Shannon Pkwy
    Rosemount, MN 55068
    (651) 423-7670

    Grades: K-5 | 674 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Eastview Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 80%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    18060 Ipava Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-2900

    Grades: K-5 | 663 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Lake Marion Elementary School Math: 84% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    19875 Dodd Blvd
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-2700

    Grades: K-5 | 621 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Somerset Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1355 Dodd Rd
    Saint Paul, MN 55118
    (651) 403-8201

    Grades: PK-4 | 414 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Lakeview Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    20500 Jacquard Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-2600

    Grades: K-5 | 596 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Oak Hills Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    8640 165th St W
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-2500

    Grades: K-5 | 614 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Woodland Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    945 Wescott Rd
    Saint Paul, MN 55123
    (651) 683-6990

    Grades: K-5 | 628 students
  • Rank: #99.
    East Lake Elementary School Math: 79% | Reading: 77%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    4715 162nd Street
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (651) 423-7782

    Grades: PK-5 | 554 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Century Middle School Math: 77% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    18610 Ipava Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-2301

    Grades: 6-8 | 933 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Eastview Senior High School Math: 75% | Reading: 81%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    6200 140th St W
    Saint Paul, MN 55124
    (952) 431-8900

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,181 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Glacier Hills School - Arts/science Magnet School
    Math: 78% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    3825 Glacier Dr
    Saint Paul, MN 55123
    (651) 683-8570

    Grades: K-5 | 761 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    North Trail Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    5580 170th St W
    Farmington, MN 55024
    (651) 460-1800

    Grades: PK-5 | 611 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Highland Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    14001 Pilot Knob Rd
    Saint Paul, MN 55124
    (952) 423-7595

    Grades: K-5 | 742 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Cherry View Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    8600 175th St W
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-3200

    Grades: K-5 | 562 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Eagan Senior High School Math: 70% | Reading: 76%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4185 Braddock Tr
    Saint Paul, MN 55123
    (651) 683-6900

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,082 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Red Pine Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    530 Red Pine Ln
    Saint Paul, MN 55123
    (651) 423-7870

    Grades: K-5 | 782 students
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Thomas Lake Elementary School Math: 74% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4350 Thomas Lake Rd
    Saint Paul, MN 55122
    (651) 683-6890

    Grades: K-5 | 502 students
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Mendota Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1979 Summit Ln
    Saint Paul, MN 55118
    (651) 403-8000

    Grades: PK-4 | 427 students
  • Rank: #19-2019.- 20.
    Pilot Knob Stem Magnet School Magnet School
    Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1436 Lone Oak Rd
    Saint Paul, MN 55121
    (651) 403-7900

    Grades: K-4 | 395 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Mcguire Middle School Math: 73% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    21220 Holyoke Ave W
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-2200

    Grades: 6-8 | 946 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Cedar Park Elementary Stem School Magnet School
    Math: 74% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    7500 Whitney Dr
    Saint Paul, MN 55124
    (952) 431-8360

    Grades: K-5 | 706 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Christa Mcauliffe Elementary School Math: 86% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1601 W 12th St
    Hastings, MN 55033
    (651) 480-7390

    Grades: K-4 | 508 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Hastings Middle School Math: 72% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1000 11th St W
    Hastings, MN 55033
    (651) 480-7066

    Grades: 5-8 | 1,341 student
  • Rank: #2525.
    Dakota Hills Middle School Math: 71% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    4183 Braddock Tr
    Saint Paul, MN 55123
    (651) 683-6800

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,116 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Rosemount Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3135 143rd St W
    Rosemount, MN 55068
    (651) 423-7570

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,323 student
  • Rank: #2727.
    Farmington Elementary School Math: 76% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    500 Maple St
    Farmington, MN 55024
    (651) 463-9000

    Grades: PK-5 | 621 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Rosemount Senior High School Math: 67% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    3335 142nd St W
    Rosemount, MN 55068
    (651) 423-7501

    Grades: 9-12 | 2,326 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Lakeville South High School Math: 59% | Reading: 78%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    21135 Jacquard Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-3300

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,819 student
  • Rank: #3030.
    Kenwood Trail Middle School Math: 69% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    19455 Kenwood Tr
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-3800

    Grades: 6-8 | 777 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Meadowview Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    6100 195th St W
    Farmington, MN 55024
    (651) 460-3100

    Grades: PK-5 | 716 students
  • Rank: #3232.
    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: #3333.
    Kennedy Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    21240 Holyoke Ave
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-2800

    Grades: K-5 | 591 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Link12 Lakeville Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    8670 210th Street W
    Lakeville, MN 55044
    (952) 232-3734

    Grades: K-12 | 70 students
  • Rank: #3535.
    Diamond Path El School Of Intl Studies Magnet School
    Math: 70% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    14455 Diamond Path
    Saint Paul, MN 55124
    (952) 423-7695

    Grades: K-5 | 757 students
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