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  • For the 2020 school year, there are 6 public schools in Pennington County, MN, serving 2,269 students.
  • Pennington County, MN public school have an average math proficiency score of 59% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 57% (versus the 60% statewide average). Schools in Pennington County have an average ranking in the bottom 50% of Minnesota public schools.
  • The top ranked public schools in Pennington County, MN are Challenger Elementary School, Franklin Middle School and Goodridge Elementary School. Overall school rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
  • Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).
  • The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is less than the Minnesota public school average of 16:1.

Top Pennington County Public Schools (2020)

  • School (Math/Reading Proficiency) Location
    Grades
    Students
  • Challenger Elementary School Math: 67% | Reading: 57%
    Rank: Top 50%
    601 County Rd 61
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701
    (218)681-2345

    Grades: PK-5 | 954 students
  • Franklin Middle School Math: 58% | Reading: 58%
    Rank: Top 50%
    300 Spruce Ave S
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701
    (218)681-8813

    Grades: 6-8 | 480 students
  • Goodridge Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Top 50%
    201 Osmund Ave
    Goodridge, MN 56725
    (218)378-4134

    Grades: PK-6 | 153 students
  • Goodridge Secondary Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    201 Osmund Ave
    Goodridge, MN 56725
    (218)378-4133

    Grades: 7-12 | 82 students
  • Lincoln Senior High School Magnet School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank: Bottom 50%
    101 Knight Ave S
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701
    (218)681-7432

    Grades: 9-12 | 579 students
  • Northwest Area Learning Center Alternative School
    230 Labree Ave S
    Thief River Falls, MN 56701
    (218)681-7051

    Grades: 9-12 | 21 students
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