Top 10 Best St. Louis County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 92 public schools serving 23,884 students in St. Louis County, MN (there are 13 private schools, serving 1,951 private students). 92% of all K-12 students in St.
Louis County, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in St. Louis County, MN are Lester Park Elementary School, Congdon Elementary School and Homecroft Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
St. Louis County, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 43% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 53% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in St. Louis County have an average ranking of 6/10, which is in the top 50% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in St. Louis County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Lester Park Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 80%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5300 Glenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8875
Grades: K-5
| 543 students
Rank: #22.
Congdon Elementary School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3116 E Superior St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 336-8825
Grades: K-5
| 499 students
Rank: #33.
Homecroft Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4784 Howard Gnesen Rd
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 336-8865
Grades: PK-5
| 375 students
Rank: #44.
Pike Lake Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5682 Martin Rd
Duluth, MN 55810
(218) 729-8214
Grades: K-5
| 255 students
Rank: #55.
Franklin Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
602 Fayal Ave
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 744-7709
Grades: K-4
| 288 students
Rank: #66.
Hermantown Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
5365 W Arrowhead
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 729-6891
Grades: K-4
| 720 students
Rank: #77.
Lowell Elementary Spanish Immersion
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2000 Rice Lake Road
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 336-8895
Grades: K-5
| 310 students
Rank: #88.
Lakewood Elementary School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5207 N Tischer Rd
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8870
Grades: K-5
| 236 students
Rank: #99.
Proctor Senior High School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
131 9th Ave
Duluth, MN 55810
(218) 628-4926
Grades: 9-12
| 555 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
North Shore Community School
Charter School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5926 Ryan Rd
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 525-0663
Grades: PK-6
| 357 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
North Woods Elementary School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
10248 Olson Rd E
Cook, MN 55723
(218) 666-5221
Grades: PK-6
| 219 students
Rank: #1212.
Lincoln Elementary School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1114 E 23rd St
Hibbing, MN 55746
(218) 208-0842
Grades: 2-6
| 651 students
Rank: #1313.
Harbor City International Charter
Charter School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 70-79%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
332 W Michigan Street Ste 300
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 722-7574
Grades: 9-12
| 196 students
Rank: #1414.
Tower-soudan Elementary School
(Math: 50-59% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
415 N 2nd St
Tower, MN 55790
(218) 753-4040
Grades: PK-6
| 82 students
Rank: #1515.
Bay View Elementary School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
8708 Vinland
Duluth, MN 55810
(218) 628-4949
Grades: PK-5
| 569 students
Rank: #1616.
Ordean East Middle School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
2900 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 336-8940
Grades: 6-8
| 1,022 students
Rank: #1717.
Floodwood Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
115 W 4th Ave
Floodwood, MN 55736
(218) 476-2285
Grades: PK-6
| 95 students
Rank: #1818.
East High School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
301 N 40th Ave E
Duluth, MN 55804
(218) 336-8845
Grades: 9-12
| 1,513 students
Rank: #1919.
Hermantown Middle School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4335 Hawk Circle Drive
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 729-6690
Grades: 5-8
| 672 students
Rank: #2020.
Hermantown Senior High School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
4335 Hawk Circle Dr
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 729-8874
Grades: 9-12
| 654 students
Rank: #2121.
Arrowhead Academy
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
1918 Arlington Ave N
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 625-6766
Grades: 4-12
| 16 students
Rank: #2222.
Northland Learning Center 010
Alternative School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1201 S 13th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 741-9201
Grades: 7-12
| 54 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Merritt Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
8659 Unity Drive
Mountain Iron, MN 55768
(218) 735-8271
Grades: PK-6
| 319 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Nelle Shean Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
101 S Summit
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 744-7773
Grades: 5-6
| 139 students
Rank: #23 - 2523. - 25.
Washington Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 E Harvey St
Ely, MN 55731
(218) 365-6166
Grades: PK-5
| 225 students
Rank: #2626.
Memorial High School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 E Harvey St
Ely, MN 55731
(218) 365-6166
Grades: 9-12
| 163 students
Rank: #2727.
Memorial Middle School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
600 E Harvey St
Ely, MN 55731
(218) 365-6166
Grades: 6-8
| 120 students
Rank: #2828.
Piedmont Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
2827 Chambersburg Ave
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 336-8950
Grades: PK-5
| 440 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Cherry Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
3943 Tamminen Rd
Iron, MN 55751
(218) 258-8991
Grades: PK-6
| 309 students
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Chisholm Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
300 Sw 3rd Ave
Chisholm, MN 55719
(218) 254-5726
Grades: 4-6
| 129 students
Rank: #3131.
Roosevelt Elementary School
(Math: 36% | Reading: 53%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
411 S 5th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 742-3943
Grades: 3-6
| 480 students
Rank: #3232.
Eveleth-gilbert Senior High School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
801 Jones St
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 744-7707
Grades: 9-12
| 244 students
Rank: #3333.
Hibbing High School
(Math: 32% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
800 E 21st St
Hibbing, MN 55746
(218) 208-0841
Grades: 7-12
| 1,020 students
Rank: #3434.
Virginia Secondary
(Math: 40% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
411 S 5th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 742-3916
Grades: 7-12
| 757 students
Rank: #3535.
South Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 45-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
8162 Swan Lake Rd
Saginaw, MN 55779
(218) 345-6789
Grades: PK-6
| 317 students
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St. Louis County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
7427 Seville Rd
Saginaw, MN 55779
(218) 729-8322
Grades: PK-6
| 154 students
7427 Seville Rd
Saginaw, MN 55779
(218) 729-8322
Grades: 7-12
| 201 students
Box 537
Mountain Iron, MN 55768
(218) 735-0271
Grades: 8-9
| 2 students
6279 Industrial Rd
Saginaw, MN 55779
(218) 729-8802
Grades: PK-2
| n/a students
800 East Central Entrance
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 733-2130
Grades: 9-12
| 1,404 students
31 W. College St.
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 728-7411
Grades: K-5
| 278 students
110 West Redwing St
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 724-1608
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
306 East Vermilion Blvd
Cook, MN 55723
(218) 666-5221
Grades: PK-6
| 218 students
306 East Vermilion Blvd
Cook, MN 55723
(218) 666-5221
Grades: 7-12
| 150 students
9165 Hwy 53
Cotton, MN 55724
(218) 482-3232
Grades: PK-6
| 85 students
9165 Hwy 53
Cotton, MN 55724
(218) 482-3232
Grades: 7-12
| 62 students
2 E 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 733-2075
Grades: 5-7
| n/a students
215 N 1st Avenue E
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8709
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
2 E 2nd Street
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 733-2075
Grades: 1-4
| n/a students
5529 Emerald Ave
Mountain Iron, MN 55768
(218) 735-8271
Grades: PK
| n/a students
31 West College St
Duluth, MN 55812
(218) 336-8700
Grades: K
| 15 students
801 Jones Street
Eveleth, MN 55734
(218) 744-7701
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
801 Jones St
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 744-7701
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
801 Jones Street
Eveleth, MN 55734
(218) 744-7773
Grades: 7-8
| n/a students
801 Jones St
Eveleth, MN 55734
(218) 744-7707
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
Family Resource Center (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
800 E. 21st. Street
Hibbing, MN 55746
(218) 262-6205
Grades: PK
| 21 students
1201 13th Ave South
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 741-5284
Grades: PK-6
| n/a students
2827 Chambersburg
Duluth, MN 55811
(218) 336-8756
Grades: 6-8
| n/a students
602 Fayal Ave
Eveleth, MN 55734
(218) 744-7701
Grades: PK-4
| n/a students
1027 North 8th Ave East
Duluth, MN 55805
(218) 733-2156
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
215 North 1st Ave East
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8714
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
215 North 1st Ave East
Duluth, MN 55802
(218) 336-8740
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
2810 Diane Ln.
Hibbing, MN 55746
(218) 263-6871
Grades: K-5
| 325 students
5215 Rice Lake Rd
Duluth, MN 55803
(218) 529-2468
Grades: 9-12
| 93 students
2427 West 4th St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 733-2046
Grades: PK-5
| n/a students
Merritt Day Treatment (Closed 2012)
Special Education School
510 North 40th Ave West
Duluth, MN 55807
(218) 628-4898
Grades: 1-12
| n/a students
200 Wanless St
Buhl, MN 55713
(218) 258-2388
Grades: 5-12
| 86 students
801 Jones Street
Eveleth, MN 55734
(218) 744-7773
Grades: 5-6
| n/a students
1793 Old North Shore Road
Duluth, MN 55804
(651) 582-8204
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
1201 13th Ave S
Virginia, MN 55792
(218) 741-9201
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in St. Louis County, MN?
The top ranked public schools in St. Louis County, MN include Lester Park Elementary School, Congdon Elementary School and Homecroft Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in St. Louis County, MN?
92 public schools are located in St. Louis County, MN.
What percentage of students in St. Louis County, MN go to public school?
92% of all K-12 students in St. Louis County, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in St. Louis County, MN?
St. Louis County, MN public schools minority enrollment is 18% of the student body (majority American Indian and Hispanic), which is less than the Minnesota public schools average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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