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For the 2021 school year, there are 61 public schools serving 23,636 students in Stearns County, MN. Stearns County has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
The top ranked public schools in Stearns County, MN are Holdingford Elementary School, Richmond Elementary School and Oak Ridge Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Stearns County, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 57% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 57%), and reading proficiency score of 58% (versus the 60% statewide average). Schools in Stearns County have an average ranking of 5/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 28% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Stearns County Public Schools (2021)

  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Grades Students
  • Rank: #11.
    Holdingford Elementary School Math: 85% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    900 5th St
    Holdingford, MN 56340
    (320) 746-4462

    Grades: PK-6 | 581 students
  • Rank: #22.
    Richmond Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    34 2nd St Ne
    Richmond, MN 56368
    (320) 597-2016

    Grades: K-5 | 132 students
  • Rank: #33.
    Oak Ridge Elementary School Math: 83% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1111 27th St N
    Sartell, MN 56377
    (320) 258-3693

    Grades: K-4 | 751 students
  • Rank: #44.
    Pine Meadow Elementary School Math: 80% | Reading: 75%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    1029 5th St N
    Sartell, MN 56377
    (320) 253-8303

    Grades: K-4 | 624 students
  • Rank: #55.
    Avon Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    410 Avon Ave N
    Albany, MN 56307
    (320) 845-5300

    Grades: PK-5 | 321 students
  • Rank: #66.
    Sartell Middle School Math: 75% | Reading: 74%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 10%
    627 3rd Ave N
    Sartell, MN 56377
    (320) 253-2200

    Grades: 5-8 | 1,319 student
  • Rank: #77.
    Albany Elementary School Math: 75% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    10 Forest Ave
    Albany, MN 56307
    (320) 845-2161

    Grades: PK-5 | 537 students
  • Rank: #88.
    Kimball Elementary School Math: 75-79% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    405 Hazel Ave E
    Kimball, MN 55353
    (320) 398-5425

    Grades: PK-6 | 329 students
  • Rank: #99.
    Sartell Senior High School Math: 72% | Reading: 70%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    748 7th St N
    Sartell, MN 56377
    (320) 656-0748

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,197 student
  • Rank: #1010.
    Paynesville Elementary School Math: 73% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    205 W Mill St
    Paynesville, MN 56362
    (320) 243-3725

    Grades: PK-5 | 402 students
  • Rank: #1111.
    Belgrade-brooten-elrosa Secondary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    710 Washburn Ave
    Belgrade, MN 56312
    (320) 254-8211

    Grades: 7-12 | 313 students
  • Rank: #1212.
    Albany Middle School Math: 79% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    30 Forest Ave
    Albany, MN 56307
    (320) 845-2171

    Grades: 6-8 | 400 students
  • Rank: #1313.
    Rocori Middle School Math: 70% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    534 N 5th Ave
    Cold Spring, MN 56320
    (320) 685-8683

    Grades: 6-8 | 532 students
  • Rank: #1414.
    Melrose Secondary Math: 60-64% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    546 5th Ave Ne
    Melrose, MN 56352
    (320) 256-5160

    Grades: 9-12 | 534 students
  • Rank: #1515.
    Albany Senior High School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 75-79%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    30 Forest Ave
    Albany, MN 56307
    (320) 845-2171

    Grades: 9-12 | 530 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Belgrade-brooten-elrosa Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    250 2nd Ave
    Brooten, MN 56316
    (320) 346-2278

    Grades: PK-6 | 345 students
  • Rank: #16-1716.- 17.
    Paynesville Area High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 65-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    795 W Hwy 23
    Paynesville, MN 56362
    (320) 243-3761

    Grades: 9-12 | 303 students
  • Rank: #1818.
    Sauk Centre Secondary Math: 64% | Reading: 66%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    903 State Rd
    Sauk Centre, MN 56378
    (320) 352-2258

    Grades: 7-12 | 527 students
  • Rank: #1919.
    Rocori Senior High School Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    534 5th Ave N
    Cold Spring, MN 56320
    (320) 685-8683

    Grades: 9-12 | 790 students
  • Rank: #2020.
    Melrose Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    566 5th Ave Ne
    Melrose, MN 56352
    (320) 256-5160

    Grades: PK-5 | 478 students
  • Rank: #2121.
    Rockville Elementary School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    415 W Broadway
    Rockville, MN 56369
    (320) 251-8651

    Grades: K-5 | 125 students
  • Rank: #2222.
    Kimball Secondary Math: 56% | Reading: 65%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    100 Hwy 55 W
    Kimball, MN 55353
    (320) 398-7700

    Grades: 6-12 | 419 students
  • Rank: #2323.
    Cold Spring Elementary School Math: 63% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    601 Red River Ave N
    Cold Spring, MN 56320
    (320) 685-7534

    Grades: PK-5 | 500 students
  • Rank: #2424.
    Holdingford Secondary Math: 55% | Reading: 63%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    900 5th St
    Holdingford, MN 56340
    (320) 746-2221

    Grades: 7-12 | 504 students
  • Rank: #2525.
    Paynesville Middle School Math: 60% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    795 W Hwy 23
    Paynesville, MN 56362
    (320) 243-3761

    Grades: 6-8 | 228 students
  • Rank: #2626.
    Oak Hill Community Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 60%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    2600 County Rd 136
    Saint Cloud, MN 56301
    (320) 251-7936

    Grades: PK-5 | 743 students
  • Rank: #2727.
    Westwood Elementary School Math: 59% | Reading: 58%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    5800 Ridgewood Rd
    Saint Cloud, MN 56303
    (320) 253-1350

    Grades: K-5 | 461 students
  • Rank: #2828.
    Sauk Centre Elementary School Math: 57% | Reading: 59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    901 State Rd
    Sauk Centre, MN 56378
    (320) 352-6521

    Grades: PK-6 | 557 students
  • Rank: #2929.
    Kennedy Community School Math: 55% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    1300 Jade Rd
    Saint Joseph, MN 56374
    (320) 363-7791

    Grades: PK-8 | 799 students
  • Rank: #3030.
    Melrose Middle School Math: 56% | Reading: 50%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    546 5th Ave Ne
    Melrose, MN 56352
    (320) 256-5160

    Grades: 6-8 | 307 students
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Beacon Program W Central Ed. Dist. Special Education School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    903 State Rd S
    Sauk Centre, MN 56378
    (320) 352-2284

    Grades: 1-10 | 8 students
  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    West Central Area Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    9 West 2nd St S
    Sauk Centre, MN 56378
    (320) 256-7836

    Grades: 6-12 | 24 students
  • Rank: #3333.
    Stride Academy K-8 Charter School Charter School
    Math: 45-49% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    3241 Oakham Ln
    Saint Cloud, MN 56301
    (320) 230-5340

    Grades: K-8 | 304 students
  • Rank: #3434.
    Technical Senior High School Math: 42% | Reading: 45%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    233 12th Ave S
    Saint Cloud, MN 56301
    (320) 252-2231

    Grades: 9-12 | 1,528 student
  • Rank: #3535.
    South Junior High School Math: 35% | Reading: 44%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    1120 15th Ave S
    Saint Cloud, MN 56301
    (320) 251-1322

    Grades: 6-8 | 994 students
  • Show 26 more public schools in Stearns County, MN (out of 61 total schools)
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