Top 10 Best Pine County Public Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 16 public schools serving 3,680 students in Pine County, MN (there are 2 private schools, serving 109 private students). 97% of all K-12 students in Pine County, MN are educated in public schools compared to the MN state average of 90%. Pine County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
The top ranked public schools in Pine County, MN are Willow River Elementary School, Finlayson Elementary School and East Central Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Pine County, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 44% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 52% (versus the 59% statewide average). Schools in Pine County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 36% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Pine County Public Schools (2022-23)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Willow River Elementary School
Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8142 Pine St
Willow River, MN 55795
(218) 372-3131
Grades: PK-6
| 227 students
Rank: #22.
Finlayson Elementary School
Math: 60-69% | Reading: 60-69%
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2159 Hwy 18
Finlayson, MN 55735
(320) 233-7611
Grades: PK-6
| 68 students
Rank: #33.
East Central Elementary School
Math: 57% | Reading: 53%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
61085 State Hwy 23
Finlayson, MN 55735
(320) 245-6010
Grades: PK-6
| 381 students
Rank: #44.
Pine City Elementary School
Math: 51% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
700 6th Ave Sw
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-4200
Grades: PK-6
| 764 students
Rank: #55.
Pine City Secondary
Math: 47% | Reading: 55%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1400 Main St S
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-4111
Grades: 7-12
| 719 students
Rank: #66.
East Central Senior Secondary
Math: 30-34% | Reading: 50-54%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
61085 State Hwy 23
Finlayson, MN 55735
(320) 245-2931
Grades: 7-12
| 316 students
Rank: #77.
Vision
Special Education School
Math: <50% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
870 Main Street
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 322-2203
Grades: K-12
| 21 students
Rank: #88.
Hinckley Elementary School
Math: 33% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
111 Blair St
Hinckley, MN 55037
(320) 384-6443
Grades: PK-6
| 462 students
Rank: #99.
Hinckley-finlayson Secondary
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 30-34%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
201 Main St E
Hinckley, MN 55037
(320) 384-6132
Grades: 7-12
| 409 students
Rank: #1010.
Willow River Secondary
Math: 15-19% | Reading: 40-44%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
8142 Pine St
Willow River, MN 55795
(218) 372-3131
Grades: 7-12
| 195 students
Rank: n/an/a
Crossroads Area Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50%
61085 State Highway 23
Finlayson, MN 55735
(320) 245-6016
Grades: 7-12
| 38 students
Rank: n/an/a
Early Childhood
700 6th St S
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-4030
Grades: PK
| 16 students
Rank: n/an/a
61085 State Highway 23
Finlayson, MN 55735
(320) 245-6010
Grades: PK-K
| n/a students
Rank: n/an/a
Empower Learning Center
Alternative School
201 Main St E
Hinckley, MN 55037
(320) 384-6132
Grades: 9-12
| 25 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pine City Area Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: <50%
1225 Main St S
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-4111
Grades: 9-12
| 39 students
Rank: n/an/a
Pine County Transition Program
Special Education School
201 Main Street
Hinckley, MN 55037
(320) 384-6132
Grades: 12
| n/a students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Pine County, MN

Pine County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
61085 State Hwy 23
Finlayson, MN 55735
(320) 245-2216
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
214 Eagle Drive
Sandstone, MN 55072
(218) 340-5800
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1400 Main Street S
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-4112
Grades: 10-12
| 49 students
Pine City Ts (Closed 2007)
Alternative School
1400 Main St. S.
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 629-4112
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
63842 Ojibwe Rd
Sandstone, MN 55072
(320) 384-7598
Grades: K-8
| 22 students
49634 St. Croix Camp Lane
Sandstone, MN 55072
(320) 245-5214
Grades: 7-12
| 51 students
8142 Pine St
Willow River, MN 55795
(218) 372-3131
Grades: 10-12
| n/a students

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