Top 5 Best Watonwan County Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 1,931 students in Watonwan County, MN (there are 2 private schools, serving 94 private students). 95% of all K-12 students in Watonwan County, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
The top ranked public schools in Watonwan County, MN are Madelia Elementary School, St. James Northside Elementary School and Butterfield Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Watonwan County, MN public schools have an average math proficiency score of 40% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 45%), and reading proficiency score of 44% (versus the 51% statewide average). Schools in Watonwan County have an average ranking of 2/10, which is in the bottom 50% of Minnesota public schools.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Minnesota public school average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Best Public Schools in Watonwan County (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Madelia Elementary School
(Math: 45-49% | Reading: 50-54%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
121 E Main St
Madelia, MN 56062
(507) 642-3234
Grades: PK-6
| 365 students
Rank: #22.
St. James Northside Elementary School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 48%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
1273 10th Ave N
Saint James, MN 56081
(507) 375-3325
Grades: K-5
| 456 students
Rank: #33.
Butterfield Elementary School
(Math: 40-49% | Reading: 30-39%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
440 Hubbard Ave
Butterfield, MN 56120
(507) 956-2771
Grades: PK-6
| 120 students
Rank: #44.
St. James Middle/high School
(Math: 35% | Reading: 42%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 10th Ave N
Saint James, MN 56081
(507) 375-3381
Grades: 6-12
| 547 students
Rank: #55.
Madelia Secondary
(Math: 25-29% | Reading: 40-44%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
320 Buck Ave Se
Madelia, MN 56062
(507) 642-3232
Grades: 7-12
| 264 students
Rank: #66.
Butterfield Secondary
(Math: ≤10% | Reading: 20-29%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
440 Hubbard Ave
Butterfield, MN 56120
(507) 956-2771
Grades: 7-12
| 106 students
Rank: n/an/a
Armstrong School
500 3rd Ave S
Saint James, MN 56081
(507) 375-3325
Grades: PK
| 66 students
Rank: n/an/a
St. James Early Childhood
Special Education School
500 3rd Avenue South
Saint James, MN 56081
(507) 375-3321
Grades: PK
| 7 students
[+] Show Closed Public Schools in Watonwan County, MN

Watonwan County Public Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
320 Buck Ave Se
Madelia, MN 56062
(507) 642-3232
Grades: 9-12
| 2 students
1001 10th Avenue N.
Saint James, MN 56081
(507) 375-3381
Grades: n/a
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked public schools in Watonwan County, MN?
The top ranked public schools in Watonwan County, MN include Madelia Elementary School, St. James Northside Elementary School and Butterfield Elementary School.
How many public schools are located in Watonwan County, MN?
8 public schools are located in Watonwan County, MN.
What percentage of students in Watonwan County, MN go to public school?
95% of all K-12 students in Watonwan County, MN are educated in public schools (compared to the MN state average of 90%).
What is the racial composition of students in Watonwan County, MN?
Watonwan County, MN public schools minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Minnesota public schools average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

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