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For the 2021 school year, there are 46 public schools serving 18,414 students in Rochester, MN. Rochester has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
The top ranked public schools in Rochester, MN are Friedell Middle School, Washington Elementary School and Montessori At Franklin. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Rochester, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 56% (versus the 60% statewide average). Schools in Rochester have an average ranking of 4/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is more than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rochester, MN Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Friedell Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 84%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    1200 Broadway S
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-5650

    Grades: 6-8 | 461 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Washington Elementary School Math: 80-84% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1200 11th Ave Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-3800

    Grades: K-5 | 342 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Montessori At Franklin Magnet School
    Math: 70-74% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1801 9th Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3300

    Grades: K-5 | 194 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Folwell Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    603 15th Ave Sw
    Rochester, MN 55902
    (507) 328-3220

    Grades: PK-5 | 365 students
  • Rank: #55.
    George W. Gibbs Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 72%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    5525 56th St Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-4100

    Grades: PK-5 | 870 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Lincoln K-8 Choice Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    1122 8th Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3550

    Grades: PK-8 | 423 students
  • Rank: #77.
    Bishop Elementary School Math: 78% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    406 36th Ave Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-3100

    Grades: PK-5 | 502 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Hoover Elementary School Math: 66% | Reading: 67%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    369 Elton Hills Dr Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-3450

    Grades: 3-5 | 265 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Bamber Valley Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    2001 Bamber Valley Rd Sw
    Rochester, MN 55902
    (507) 328-3003

    Grades: PK-5 | 894 students
  • Rank: #1010.
    Pinewood Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    1900 Pinewood Rd Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3630

    Grades: PK-5 | 327 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Jefferson Elementary School Math: 64% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1201 10th Ave Ne
    Rochester, MN 55906
    (507) 328-3500

    Grades: PK-5 | 614 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Longfellow Choice Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    1615 Marion Rd Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3600

    Grades: PK-5 | 327 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Century Senior High School Math: 60% | Reading: 61%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2525 Viola Rd Ne
    Rochester, MN 55906
    (507) 328-5100

    Grades: 8-12 | 1,527 student
  • Rank: #1414.
    Sunset Terrace Elementary School Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1707 19th Ave Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-3770

    Grades: PK-5 | 691 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Kellogg Middle School Math: 55% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    503 17th St Ne
    Rochester, MN 55906
    (507) 328-5800

    Grades: 6-8 | 907 students
  • Rank: #1616.
    Mayo Senior High School Math: 52% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1420 11th Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-5500

    Grades: 8-12 | 1,689 student
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Credit Recovery Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    37 Woodlake Dr Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3999

    Grades: 9-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #17-1817.- 18.
    Prairiecare Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1620 Greenview Dr Sw
    Rochester, MN 55902
    (507) 218-3700

    Grades: K-12 | 18 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    John Marshall Senior High School Math: 42% | Reading: 54%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1510 14th St Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-5400

    Grades: 8-12 | 1,727 student
  • Rank: #2020.
    Willow Creek Middle School Math: 41% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2425 11th Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-5900

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,116 student
  • Rank: #2121.
    Rosa Parks Charter High School Charter School
    Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2364 Valleyhigh Dr Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 282-3325

    Grades: 9-12 | 72 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Gage Elementary School Math: 45% | Reading: 39%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1300 40th St Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-3400

    Grades: PK-5 | 693 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Franklin Elementary School Math: 41% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1801 9th Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3300

    Grades: PK-5 | 677 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Elton Hills Elementary School Math: 37% | Reading: 42%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1421 Elton Hills Dr Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-3200

    Grades: PK-5 | 517 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    John Adams Middle School Math: 27% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1525 31st St Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 328-5700

    Grades: 6-8 | 1,148 student
  • Rank: #2626.
    Rochester Math And Science Academy Charter School
    Math: 33% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    415 16th St Sw
    Rochester, MN 55902
    (507) 252-5995

    Grades: K-8 | 327 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Riverside Central Elementary School Math: 29% | Reading: 35%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    506 5th Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3700

    Grades: PK-5 | 516 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Rochester Stem Academy Charter School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    415 16th St Sw
    Rochester, MN 55902
    (507) 281-2381

    Grades: 9-12 | 113 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Rochester Beacon Academy Charter School
    Math: 10-14% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    2521 Pennington Dr. Nw
    Rochester, MN 55901
    (507) 258-5351

    Grades: 6-12 | 111 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Rochester Alternative Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤5% | Reading: 20-24%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    37 Woodlake Dr Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3999

    Grades: 6-12 | 333 students
  • Rank: #3131.
    Rochester Phoenix Academy Special Education School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: 11-19%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    334 16th St Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-4541

    Grades: K-12 | 61 students
  • Rank: #32-4632.- 46.
    Alc Summer Credit Recovery Alternative School
    2220 3rd Ave Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-3999

    Grades: 6-12 | n/a student
  • Rank: #32-4632.- 46.
    Care & Treatment Hospital/homebound Alternative School
    334 16th St Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-4312

    Grades: K-12 | 2 students
  • Rank: #32-4632.- 46.
    Care & Treatment Jdc/von Wald Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: PS%
    334 16th St Se
    Rochester, MN 55904
    (507) 328-4310

    Grades: 5-12 | 17 students
  • Rank: #32-4632.- 46.2240 7th Ave Ne
    Rochester, MN 55906
    (507) 328-3150

    Grades: PK-2 | 249 students
  • Show 11 more public schools in Rochester, MN (out of 46 total schools)
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