Top 10 Best Minnesota Special Education Public Elementary Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 117 special education public elementary schools serving 4,161 students in Minnesota.
The top ranked special education public elementary schools in Minnesota are Beacon Program W Central Ed. Dist., Mounds View Bridges Program and Pinewood Elementary - Snw. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Minnesota special education public elementary schools have an average math proficiency score of 25% (versus the Minnesota public elementary school average of 47%), and reading proficiency score of 28% (versus the 51% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Minnesota public elementary school average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Special Education Public Elementary Schools in Minnesota (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Beacon Program W Central Ed. Dist.
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
903 State Rd
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
(320) 352-2284
Grades: PK-12
| 8 students
Rank: #1 - 21. - 2.
Mounds View Bridges Program
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2408 Mounds View Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55112
(651) 621-6160
Grades: K-7
| 15 students
Rank: #33.
Pinewood Elementary - Snw
Special Education School
(Math: ≥50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1010 W Broadway St
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 272-2050
Grades: K-5
| 18 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Bellaire Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2540 County Rd F
Saint Paul, MN 55110
(651) 415-5530
Grades: 5-6
| 17 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Benton-stearns Education District
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
324 3rd Avenue South
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 252-8427
Grades: 5-12
| 25 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Benton-stearns Education Pioneers
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
212 3rd Avenue North
Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
(320) 257-9989
Grades: K-6
| 11 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Brookside Academy
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1700 305th Ave Ne
Isanti, MN 55040
(763) 689-6196
Grades: K-12
| 25 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Eastern Wright Program
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1405 3rd Ave. Ne
Buffalo, MN 55313
(320) 543-1122
Grades: 5-8
| 7 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Fergus Falls Elementary Sp Educational 5-8
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
518 Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 998-0935
Grades: 5-8
| 6 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Isd 728 Focus/journey
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
948 Proctor Rd
Elk River, MN 55330
(763) 241-3400
Grades: 2-12
| 23 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Journeys Alternative Program
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
720 9th Ave
Howard Lake, MN 55349
(320) 543-1122
Grades: K-8
| 8 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Lakes Country Academy
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1814 1st Ave N
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 739-3273
Grades: K-12
| 14 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Laura Baker Sun Program
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
200 Western Ave Nw Suite A
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 209-2030
Grades: PK-12
| 11 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Little Mountain Elementary - Snw
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
9350 Fallon Avenue
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 272-2600
Grades: 2-5
| 7 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Minnesota River School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
801 Davis Street
Saint Peter, MN 56082
(507) 934-5420
Grades: K-12
| 10 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Mn For The Blind
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
400 Se 6th Ave
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 412-5200
Grades: PK-12
| 46 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Monticello Middle School - Snw
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 East Broadway
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 272-2050
Grades: 5-9
| 10 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Pathway To Change
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
13750 Lake Boulevard
Lindstrom, MN 55045
(320) 358-1244
Grades: K-12
| 16 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Rochester Phoenix Academy
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
334 16th St Se
Rochester, MN 55904
(507) 328-4541
Grades: K-12
| 62 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Roosevelt Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
3015 3rd St N
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 370-6890
Grades: K-12
| 39 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Snw Monti Middle School Ebd Program
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
800 East Broadway
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 272-2050
Grades: 6-8
| 10 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Success East
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
203 2nd St. Nw
Adams, MN 55909
(507) 438-5397
Grades: K-12
| 16 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Swwc Elc - Belview
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
102 S 2nd St
Belview, MN 56214
(507) 537-2258
Grades: K-12
| 28 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Swwc Elc - Montevideo
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
2419 Washington Avenue
Montevideo, MN 56265
(507) 537-2258
Grades: K-12
| 22 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Swwc Elc - Willmar
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1703 Technology Dr
Willmar, MN 56201
(507) 537-2258
Grades: K-12
| 30 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Tier Three
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1820 Xenium Lane North
Minneapolis, MN 55441
(763) 559-3535
Grades: K-12
| 176 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Win-elementary School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15770 18th Street Ne
Little Falls, MN 56345
(320) 631-2500
Grades: K-6
| 6 students
Rank: #4 - 284. - 28.
Win-middle School
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
15770 18th Street Ne
Little Falls, MN 56345
(320) 631-2500
Grades: 6-9
| 9 students
Rank: #2929.
Fergus Falls Ec/elementary Sp Ed
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50% )
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
518 Friberg Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
(218) 998-0935
Grades: PK-4
| 5 students
Rank: #30 - 3630. - 36.
Deaf/hard Of Hearing
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
357 9th Ave N
South Saint Paul, MN 55075
(612) 666-0473
Grades: PK-12
| 26 students
Rank: #30 - 3630. - 36.
Enrich Alden
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
215 N. Broadway Ave.
Alden, MN 56009
(507) 857-1160
Grades: K-12
| 16 students
Rank: #30 - 3630. - 36.
Foundations Ii
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
302 Washington St
Monticello, MN 55362
(763) 272-2050
Grades: 5-9
| 8 students
Rank: #30 - 3630. - 36.
R.i.s.e. Program
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1315 South Broadway
New Ulm, MN 56073
(507) 359-8700
Grades: K-12
| 13 students
Rank: #30 - 3630. - 36.
South Campus Education Center
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
3551 N Mcknight Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55110
(651) 415-5331
Grades: 5-12
| 56 students
Rank: #30 - 3630. - 36.
Vision
Special Education School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
100 Evergreen Square Sw
Pine City, MN 55063
(320) 358-1244
Grades: K-12
| 19 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked special education public elementary schools in Minnesota?
The top ranked special education public elementary schools in Minnesota include Beacon Program W Central Ed. Dist., Mounds View Bridges Program and Pinewood Elementary - Snw.
How many special education public elementary schools are located in Minnesota?
117 special education public elementary schools are located in Minnesota.
What is the racial composition of students in Minnesota?
Minnesota special education public elementary schools minority enrollment is 41% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Minnesota public elementary schools average of 39% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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