Duluth Public School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 26 public schools serving 8,358 students in Duluth Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
Public Schools in Duluth Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 54% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 61% (versus the 59% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Duluth Public School District are Lester Park Elementary School, Congdon Elementary School and Homecroft Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Duluth Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Duluth Public School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Minnesota for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Duluth Public School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MN)
# Schools
26 Schools
2,543 Schools
# Students
8,358 Students
872,537 Students
# Teachers
476 Teachers
53,325 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
17:1

District Rank

Duluth Public School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 515 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 76% has increased from 75% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MN)
Overall District Rank
#192 out of 522 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Duluth Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Duluth Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
59%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Duluth Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
76%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Duluth Public   School District and public school graduation rate of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.40
0.57
# American Indian Students
266 Students
15,531 Students
% American Indian Students
3%
2%
# Asian Students
106 Students
61,042 Students
% Asian Students
1%
7%
# Hispanic Students
318 Students
88,231 Students
% Hispanic Students
4%
10%
# Black Students
409 Students
101,652 Students
% Black Students
5%
12%
# White Students
6,383 Students
555,347 Students
% White Students
76%
63%
# Hawaiian Students
6 Students
825 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
870 Students
49,909 Students
% of Two or more races Students
11%
6%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
254
21,237
# Students in K Grade:
597
59,523
# Students in 1st Grade:
596
62,717
# Students in 2nd Grade:
582
62,188
# Students in 3rd Grade:
617
62,526
# Students in 4th Grade:
523
62,480
# Students in 5th Grade:
558
63,780
# Students in 6th Grade:
576
65,062
# Students in 7th Grade:
586
67,397
# Students in 8th Grade:
576
68,056
# Students in 9th Grade:
723
68,477
# Students in 10th Grade:
680
67,954
# Students in 11th Grade:
734
68,020
# Students in 12th Grade:
756
73,120
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $16,378 is higher than the state median of $14,481. The school district revenue/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $15,458 is higher than the state median of $14,746. The school district spending/student has grown by 5% over four school years.
This School District
This State (MN)
Total Revenue (19-20)
$137 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Duluth Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Spending (19-20)
$129 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Duluth Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$16,378
$14,481
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Duluth Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Spending / Student
$15,458
$14,746
This chart display average spending per public school student in Duluth Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Best Duluth Public School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lester Park Elementary School
Math: 79% | Reading: 83%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5300 Glenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8875
Grades: K-5
| 546 students
Rank: #22.
Congdon Elementary School
Math: 78% | Reading: 81%
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3116 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 336-8825
Grades: K-5
| 506 students
Rank: #33.
Homecroft Elementary School
Math: 75% | Reading: 71%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4784 Howard Gnesen Rd
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 336-8865
Grades: PK-5
| 351 students
Rank: #44.
Lakewood Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5207 N Tischer Rd
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8870
Grades: K-5
| 216 students
Rank: #55.
Ordean East Middle School
Math: 64% | Reading: 70%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2900 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 336-8940
Grades: 6-8
| 936 students
Rank: #66.
Lowell Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2000 Rice Lake Rd
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 336-8895
Grades: K-5
| 258 students
Rank: #77.
East High School
Math: 46% | Reading: 75%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
301 N 40th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8845
Grades: 9-12
| 1,517 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Myers-wilkins Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1027 N 8th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 336-8860
Grades: PK-5
| 326 students
Rank: #8 - 98. - 9.
Piedmont Elementary School
Math: 47% | Reading: 52%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
2827 Chambersburg Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 336-8950
Grades: PK-5
| 457 students
Rank: #1010.
Laura Macarthur Elementary School
Math: 45-49% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
720 N Central Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 336-8900
Grades: PK-5
| 311 students
Rank: #1111.
Stowe Elementary School
Math: 40-44% | Reading: 45-49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
715 101st Ave W
Duluth, MN 55808
(218) 336-8965
Grades: PK-5
| 258 students
Rank: #1212.
Duluth Area Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
215 N 1st Ave E
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8756
Grades: 6-12
| 416 students
Rank: #1313.
Denfeld High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 48%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
401 N 44th Ave W
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 336-8830
Grades: 9-12
| 932 students
Rank: #1414.
Lincoln Park Middle School
Math: 34% | Reading: 43%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
3215 W 3rd St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 336-8880
Grades: 6-8
| 604 students
Rank: #1515.
Rockridge Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: 11-19%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4849 Ivanhoe St
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8955
Grades: 4-12
| 55 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Chester Creek Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
714 1/2 W College St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 216-8325
Grades: K-12
| 48 students
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
Merritt Creek Academy
Alternative School
Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
4000 W 9th St
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 625-2689
Grades: K-12
| 81 students
Rank: n/an/a
215 N First Avenue East
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8766
Grades: 9-12
| 55 students
Rank: n/an/a
Arrowhead Academy
Alternative School
Reading: <50%
1918 Arlington Ave N
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 625-6766
Grades: 4-12
| 14 students
Rank: n/an/a
Bethany Crisis Shelter
Alternative School
4849 Ivanhoe St
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8955
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
The Bridge
Special Education School
Magnet School
215 N 1st Ave E
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8740
Grades: 12
| 12 students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Childhood Special Education
Special Education School
215 N 1st Ave E
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8744
Grades: PK
| 181 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lakeside Academy
Alternative School
502 E 2nd St
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8955
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
2000 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 336-8895
Grades: K-5
| 261 students
Rank: n/an/a
Special Ed. N.p.
Special Education School
215 N 1st Ave E
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8740
Grades: PK-12
| 1 students
Rank: n/an/a
Superior Academy
Alternative School
4849 Ivanhoe St
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8955
Grades: 4-12
| 16 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Duluth Public School District
  • 215 N 1ST AVE E, DULUTH, MN, 55802-2058
  • (218) 336-8752
  • isd709.org
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 8,358 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 76% (Btm 50% in MN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 54% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 61% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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