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Minnesota Public Schools

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2016 – 2017 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2016 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Minnesota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 863,233
Number Of Minnesota Schools 2,532
Number Of Minnesota School Districts 551
Spending Per Student $13,471

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 56.9366509404615
4th Grade 57.0441705931818
5th Grade 67.5844815446755
6th Grade 62.9335967564757
7th Grade 57.0356760923879
8th Grade 58.2233317965413
10th Grade 58.3387578893319

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 68.3894577687414
4th Grade 67.0200536480182
5th Grade 57.2864874918737
6th Grade 54.9649794000604
7th Grade 54.5867289354991
8th Grade 57.6132627114657
10th Grade 0.0
11th Grade 47.3184006485443

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 71.6% 51.5%
Black 10.7% 16.2%
Hispanic 9.1% 26.2%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.8% 5.2%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.7% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 37.9% 47.6%
English Language Learners 8.2% 9.2%
Students With Disabilities 14.9% 12.9%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.47
AVG FOR NATION 16.54

Minnesota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,519,952 323,127,513
Population Density (per sq. mile) 69 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.2%
5-19 Years Old 19.8% 19.6%
20-44 Years Old 32.6% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 26.9% 26.2%
65 Or Older 14.3% 14.5%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,135,310 116,495,918
Single Parent Households With Children 9.3% 11.1%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.6% 86.9%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 34.2% 30.3%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.9% 11.2%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.9% 13.5%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.1% 12.2%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.7% 17.7%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.2% 18.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.0% 15.1%
$15,000 or less 9.3% 12.1%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,185 $6,202,314,892 53.3%
Support Expenditures
Student $303 $261,673,197 2.3%
Staff $508 $438,654,403 3.8%
General Administration $324 $279,583,752 2.4%
School Administration $442 $381,835,154 3.3%
Operation $814 $702,853,060 6.0%
Transportation $628 $542,461,664 4.7%
Other $291 $251,617,034 2.2%
Total Support $3,311 $2,858,559,252 24.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,974 $2,567,337,351 22.1%
Total Expenditures $13,471 $11,628,256,108 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,336 $324,841,513,788 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $572 $29,350,053,799 4.7%
Staff $471 $24,151,307,291 3.8%
General Administration $200 $10,266,593,644 1.6%
School Administration $587 $30,091,720,454 4.8%
Operation $1,010 $51,800,394,937 8.2%
Transportation $464 $23,797,624,893 3.8%
Other $368 $18,843,845,750 3.0%
Total Support $3,673 $188,301,671,729 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,243 $114,972,145,768 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,251 $628,114,952,936 100.0%