Top 10 Best Washington County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 95 public schools serving 44,695 students in Washington County, MN (there are 23 private schools, serving 3,415 private students). 93% of all K-12 students in Washington County, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Washington County, MN are St. Croix Preparatory Lower, Gate 4/5 and Valley Crossing Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Washington County, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 52% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 59% (versus the 53% statewide average). Schools in Washington County have an average ranking of 10/10, which is in the top 5% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Washington County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
St. Croix Preparatory Lower
Charter School
(Math: 90-94% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5920
Grades: K-4
| 449 students
Rank: #22.
Gate 4/5
(Math: 80-89% | Reading: ≥90%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 1%
523 Marsh Street W.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-6905
Grades: 4-5
| 62 students
Rank: #33.
Valley Crossing Elementary School
(Math: 78% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
9900 Park Crossing
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 425-7501
Grades: K-5
| 0 students
Rank: #44.
Centerville Elementary School
(Math: 83% | Reading: 72%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
1721 Westview Ave
Hugo, MN 55038
(763) 792-5800
Grades: K-5
| 544 students
Rank: #55.
Liberty Ridge Elementary School
(Math: 76% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
11395 Eagle View Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55129
(651) 425-5901
Grades: K-5
| 714 students
Rank: #66.
St. Croix Preparatory Upper
Charter School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 90-94%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5970
Grades: 9-12
| 376 students
Rank: #77.
Mahtomedi Senior High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8000 75th St N
Saint Paul, MN 55115
(651) 762-5801
Grades: 9-12
| 1,151 students
Rank: #88.
East Ridge High School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4200 Pioneer Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55129
(651) 425-2301
Grades: 9-12
| 1,980 students
Rank: #99.
St. Croix Prep Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 65% | Reading: 87%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4260 Stagecoach Tr N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 395-5950
Grades: 5-8
| 364 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
Math And Science Academy
Charter School
(Math: 66% | Reading: 81%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8430 Woodbury Crossing
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 578-7507
Grades: 6-12
| 553 students
Rank: #10 - 1110. - 11.
O.h. Anderson Elementary School
(Math: 75% | Reading: 69%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
666 S Warner Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55115
(651) 407-2301
Grades: 3-5
| 641 students
Rank: #1212.
Woodbury High School
(Math: 60-64% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
2665 Woodlane Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 425-4409
Grades: 9-12
| 1,954 students
Rank: #1313.
Cottage Grove Elementary School
(Math: 75-79% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7447 65th St S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(651) 425-5801
Grades: K-5
| 418 students
Rank: #1414.
Royal Oaks Elementary School
(Math: 70-74% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7335 Steepleview Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 425-4701
Grades: K-5
| 478 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Brookview Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11099 Brookview Road
Saint Paul, MN 55129
(651) 275-2500
Grades: K-5
| 438 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Columbus Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
17345 Notre Dame St
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8900
Grades: PK-6
| 394 students
Rank: #15 - 1715. - 17.
Scandia Elementary School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
14351 Scandia Tr N
Scandia, MN 55073
(651) 982-3300
Grades: PK-6
| 343 students
Rank: #1818.
Gordon Bailey Elementary School
(Math: 61% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
4125 Woodlane Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55129
(651) 425-4801
Grades: K-5
| 615 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Lake Middle School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 71%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3133 Pioneer Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 425-6404
Grades: 6-8
| 1,157 students
Rank: #19 - 2019. - 20.
Stillwater Area High School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
5701 Stillwater Blvd N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8040
Grades: 9-12
| 2,705 students
Rank: #2121.
Mahtomedi Middle School
(Math: 60% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8100 75th St N
Saint Paul, MN 55115
(651) 407-2201
Grades: 6-8
| 812 students
Rank: #2222.
Grey Cloud Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9525 Indian Blvd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(651) 425-4201
Grades: K-5
| 729 students
Rank: #2323.
Red Rock Elementary School
(Math: 57% | Reading: 62%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3311 Commonwealth Ave
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 425-5601
Grades: K-5
| 634 students
Rank: #2424.
Middleton Elementary School
(Math: 64% | Reading: 57%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
9105 Lake Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 768-4901
Grades: K-5
| 617 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Oneka Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4888 Heritage Pkwy N
Hugo, MN 55038
(651) 288-1800
Grades: 2-5
| 555 students
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Stillwater Middle School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
523 Marsh St W
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-6905
Grades: 6-8
| 895 students
Rank: #2727.
Lila Kinder Center
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
121 Se 11th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 464-0771
Grades: PK-K
| 127 students
Rank: #2828.
Stonebridge Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
900 Owens St N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8700
Grades: K-5
| 398 students
Rank: #2929.
Rutherford Elementary School
(Math: 54% | Reading: 55%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
115 Rutherford Rd
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-6400
Grades: K-5
| 483 students
Rank: #3030.
Newport Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
851 6th Ave
Newport, MN 55055
(651) 425-4301
Grades: PK-5
| 256 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Afton-lakeland Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
475 St Croix Trl S
Lakeland, MN 55043
(651) 351-6500
Grades: K-5
| 426 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
Eagle Point Elementary School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7850 15th St N
Saint Paul, MN 55128
(651) 702-8300
Grades: K-5
| 424 students
Rank: #31 - 3331. - 33.
North Lakes Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
4576 232nd St N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 797-6266
Grades: K-5
| 244 students
Rank: #3434.
Oak-land Middle School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 52%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
820 Manning Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
(651) 351-8500
Grades: 6-8
| 931 students
Rank: #3535.
Forest Lake Area High School
(Math: 45% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
6101 Scandia Tr N
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8401
Grades: 9-12
| 1,883 students
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Washington County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
8400 E Pt Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(651) 425-6121
Grades: PK
| 219 students
7700 Hudson Road Ste 600
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 731-0031
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
200 Sw 4th St
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-3171
Grades: PK-6
| 114 students
600 Weir Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 379-2600
Grades: 9-10
| 28 students
600 Weir Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 379-2600
Grades: 6-10
| 172 students
7362 E Point Douglas Road
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(651) 458-6660
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
4888 Heritage Pkwy
Hugo, MN 55038
(651) 415-5665
Grades: K-6
| 14 students
246 11th Avenue Se
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-2078
Grades: 9-12
| 13 students
200 Sw Ave Se
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8270
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
5640 Memorial Ave North
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8381
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Karuna (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
576 Bielenberg Drive Suite 25
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 415-5543
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Lakes Ed. Center (Closed 2010)
Special Education School
121 11th Ave S.e.
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8356
Grades: 10-11
| 4 students
8000 75th St N
Saint Paul, MN 55115
(651) 763-5999
Grades: 9-12
| 1 students
3132 Century Ave North
Saint Paul, MN 55115
(651) 762-2484
Grades: 9-12
| n/a students
550 Pine St
Marine On Saint Croix, MN 55047
(651) 351-8870
Grades: K-6
| 144 students
920 Holley Ave Ste 3
Saint Paul Park, MN 55071
(651) 925-5050
Grades: K-5
| n/a students
6355 Osman Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8600
Grades: K-6
| 425 students
685 Spring Hill Dr
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(763) 607-4130
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
Phase 4 (Closed 2009)
Special Education School
5620 Memorial Ave N, Ste C
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8381
Grades: 6-12
| 4 students
Place (Closed 2021)
Alternative School
7362 E Point Douglas Rd S
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
(651) 425-7201
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
5620 Memorial Ave North
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8381
Grades: 7-12
| 7 students
943 Sw 9th Ave
Forest Lake, MN 55025
(651) 982-8700
Grades: 7-9
| 640 students
Special Services (Closed 2021)
Special Education School
1875 Greeley St. S.
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8381
Grades: 5
| 1 students
1875 Greeley St South
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8312
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
5640 Memorial Avenue N
Stillwater, MN 55082
(651) 351-8438
Grades: K-12
| n/a students
1355 Pierce Butler Route
Saint Paul, MN 55128
(651) 401-5380
Grades: K-5
| 165 students
Tlc 1 (Closed 2009)
Special Education School
7066 Stillwater Blvd North
Saint Paul, MN 55128
(651) 251-5090
Grades: 4-12
| 15 students
14895 Francesca Ave North
Hugo, MN 55038
(651) 407-7557
Grades: K-5
| 8 students
9900 Park Crossing
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 702-5700
Grades: K-6
| 618 students
9900 Park Crossing
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 702-5700
Grades: K-6
| n/a students
6931 Sherwood Road
Saint Paul, MN 55125
(651) 735-0628
Grades: n/a
| n/a students
10158 122nd St N
Hugo, MN 55038
(651) 351-8800
Grades: K-6
| 194 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Washington County, MN?
The top ranked public schools in Washington County, MN include St. Croix Preparatory Lower, Gate 4/5 and Valley Crossing Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Washington County, MN?
95 public schools are located in Washington County, MN.
What percentage of students in Washington County, MN go to public school?
93% of all K-12 students in Washington County, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Washington County, MN?
Washington County, MN public schools minority enrollment is 33% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is less than the Minnesota public schools average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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