Top 10 Best Forest Lake Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 17 public schools serving 6,079 students in Forest Lake, MN (there are 1 private school, serving 334 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Forest Lake, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Forest Lake, MN are Columbus Elementary School, Lila Kinder Center and Lakes Intl Language Acad-headwaters. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Forest Lake, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 50% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Forest Lake have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Forest Lake, MN (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Columbus Elementary School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
17345 Notre Dame St
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8900
Grades: PK-6
| 394 students
Rank: #22.
Lila Kinder Center
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
121 Se 11th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-0771
Grades: PK-K
| 127 students
Rank: #33.
Lakes Intl Language Acad-headwaters
Charter School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
19850 Fenway Avenue N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-8989
Grades: 6-12
| 574 students
Rank: #44.
Forest Lake Area High School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6101 Scandia Tr N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8401
Grades: 9-12
| 1,883 students
Rank: #55.
North Lakes Upper School
Charter School
(Math: 30-39% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
308 15th St Sw
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-2688
Grades: 9-12
| 160 students
Rank: #66.
North Lakes Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
4576 232nd St N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 797-6266
Grades: K-5
| 244 students
Rank: #77.
Forest Lake Elementary School
(Math: 41% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
408 Sw 4th St
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-3200
Grades: 4-6
| 324 students
Rank: #88.
Lila Main Campus
Charter School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 43%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
246 Se 11th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-0771
Grades: 1-5
| 562 students
Rank: #99.
Forest View Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
620 Sw 4th St
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8200
Grades: PK-3
| 405 students
Rank: #1010.
North Lakes Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
4576 232nd St N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-2773
Grades: 6-8
| 144 students
Rank: #1111.
Ranger Academy
(Math: 21-39% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
943 Sw 9th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-3175
Grades: K-6
| 102 students
Rank: #1212.
Forest Lake Area Middle School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
21395 Goodview Ave N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-3000
Grades: 7-8
| 873 students
Rank: #1313.
Forest Lake Area Community School
Alternative School
(Math: 6-9% | Reading: 20-24%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
943 Sw 9th Avenue
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-3171
Grades: 6-12
| 149 students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Childhood Special Education
Special Education School
943 Sw 9th Avenue
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8129
Grades: PK
| 88 students
Rank: n/an/a
Online Learning Program
Charter School
19850 Fenway Ave N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-8989
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Ranger Online
943 Sw 9th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8350
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Step
Special Education School
200 Sw 4th Street
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8129
Grades: 10-12
| 50 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Forest Lake, Minnesota

Forest Lake, Minnesota Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
200 Sw 4th St
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-3171
Grades: PK-6
| 114 students
246 11th Avenue Se
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-2078
Grades: 9-12
| 13 students
200 Sw Ave Se
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8270
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Lakes Ed. Center (Closed 2010)
Special Education School
121 11th Ave S.e.
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8356
Grades: 10-11
| 4 students
943 Sw 9th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8700
Grades: 7-9
| 640 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Forest Lake, MN?
The top ranked public schools in Forest Lake, MN include Columbus Elementary School, Lila Kinder Center and Lakes Intl Language Acad-headwaters.
How many public schools are located in Forest Lake, MN?
17 public schools are located in Forest Lake, MN.
What percentage of students in Forest Lake, MN go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Forest Lake, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Forest Lake, MN?
Forest Lake, MN public schools minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the Minnesota public schools average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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