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For the 2021 school year, there are 25 public schools serving 6,906 students in Itasca County, MN. Itasca County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
The top ranked public schools in Itasca County, MN are Vandyke Elementary School, Murphy Elementary School and Grand Rapids Senior High School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Itasca County, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 55% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 60% (versus the 60% statewide average). Schools in Itasca County 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 American Indian), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Itasca County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Vandyke Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    300 Cole Ave
    Coleraine, MN 55722
    (218) 245-2510

    Grades: PK-4 | 453 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Murphy Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    822 Ne 5th Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5880

    Grades: K-4 | 341 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Grand Rapids Senior High School Math: 52% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    800 Conifer Dr Nw
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5760

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,068 student
  • Rank: #44.
    Robert J. Elkington Middle School Math: 59% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1000 Ne 8th Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5800

    Grades: 5-8 | 1,053 student
  • Rank: #55.
    King Elementary School Math: 61% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    500 5th St Se
    Deer River, MN 56636
    (218) 246-8860

    Grades: PK-5 | 506 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Greenway Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    308 Roosevelt Ave
    Coleraine, MN 55722
    (218) 245-1287

    Grades: 5-8 | 303 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Cohasset Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    450 Columbus Ave
    Cohasset, MN 55721
    (218) 327-5860

    Grades: K-4 | 245 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Southwest Elementary School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    601 Sw 7th St
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5890

    Grades: K-4 | 360 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Forest Lake Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    715 Nw 7th Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5870

    Grades: K-4 | 354 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Nashwauk Secondary Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    400 2nd St
    Nashwauk, MN 55769
    (218) 885-1280

    Grades: 7-12 | 262 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Middle Area Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1000 Ne 8th Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5800

    Grades: 5-8 | 169 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Bigfork Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Huskie Blvd
    Bigfork, MN 56628
    (218) 743-3444

    Grades: PK-6 | 181 students
  • Rank: #12-1312.- 13.
    Keewatin-nashwauk Elementary School Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    300 W 3rd Ave
    Keewatin, MN 55753
    (218) 778-1280

    Grades: PK-6 | 360 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Greenway Senior High School Math: 20-24% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    308 Roosevelt Ave
    Coleraine, MN 55722
    (218) 245-1287

    Grades: 9-12 | 300 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Deer River Secondary Math: 42% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    101 1st Ave Ne
    Deer River, MN 56636
    (218) 246-8241

    Grades: 6-12 | 429 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Bigfork Secondary Math: 30-34% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    100 Huskie Blvd
    Bigfork, MN 56628
    (218) 743-3444

    Grades: 7-12 | 128 students
  • Rank: #1717.
    Northern Lights Community School Charter School
    Math: 11-19% | Reading: 30-39%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    305 Bridge St
    Warba, MN 55793
    (218) 492-4400

    Grades: 6-12 | 103 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Grand Rapids Area Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    409 Se 13th St
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 999-0247

    Grades: 8-12 | 96 students
  • Rank: #18-1918.- 19.
    Itaskin Education Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1880 River Rd
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 322-4129

    Grades: K-12 | 44 students
  • Rank: #20-2520.- 25.
    Deer River High School Alp Alternative School
    101 1st Ave Ne
    Deer River, MN 56636
    (218) 246-8241

    Grades: 10-12 | 11 students
  • Rank: #20-2520.- 25.
    Deer River Schools Sped Special Education School
    313 Main Ave E
    Deer River, MN 56636
    (218) 246-8860

    Grades: K-5 | 5 students
  • Rank: #20-2520.- 25.
    Grand Rapids Early Childhood Center Special Education School
    1217 Se 2nd Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5772

    Grades: PK | 92 students
  • Rank: #20-2520.- 25.1851 E Us Hwy 169, 123 Media C
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (800) 624-4072

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #20-2520.- 25.201 Kate St
    Marble, MN 55764
    (218) 247-7306

    Grades: PK | 31 students
  • Rank: #20-2520.- 25.
    Nashwauk-keewatin Alp Alternative School
    201 Kate St
    Nashwauk, MN 55769
    (218) 885-1280

    Grades: 9-12 | 12 students
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