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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 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

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Overview

Public Schools Overview Minnesota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 856,971
Number Of Minnesota Schools 2,502
Number Of Minnesota School Districts 554
Spending Per Student $13,626

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 57.8570669365613
4th Grade 58.7143680922063
5th Grade 67.9909380275871
6th Grade 62.1994214188608
7th Grade 56.4693856539784
8th Grade 56.9395310583018
10th Grade 58.2621621377883

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 70.0106748491003
4th Grade 69.2012648001907
5th Grade 59.251603690007
6th Grade 55.9065049558018
7th Grade 56.0351807755481
8th Grade 57.8873364125794
11th Grade 46.4049744796188

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 72.4% 52.0%
Black 10.3% 16.2%
Hispanic 8.8% 25.6%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 6.7% 5.1%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.8% 1.0%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 38.2% 50.9%
English Language Learners 7.8% 9.1%
Students With Disabilities 14.6% 13.0%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.40
AVG FOR NATION 16.15

Minnesota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,489,594 321,418,820
Population Density (per sq. mile) 68 90
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.3%
5-19 Years Old 19.9% 19.8%
20-44 Years Old 32.7% 33.5%
45-64 Years Old 27.1% 26.3%
65 Or Older 13.9% 14.1%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,124,745 115,879,889
Single Parent Households With Children 9.4% 11.2%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 92.4% 86.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 33.7% 29.7%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 11.0% 10.5%
$100,000 - $149,000 15.4% 13.2%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.1% 12.1%
$50,000 - $74,999 19.0% 17.8%
$30,000 - $49,999 17.5% 18.5%
$15,000 - $29,999 13.4% 15.5%
$15,000 or less 9.7% 12.4%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,273 $6,232,349,183 53.4%
Support Expenditures
Student $306 $262,467,091 2.2%
Staff $514 $440,345,174 3.8%
General Administration $329 $281,711,307 2.4%
School Administration $447 $383,246,302 3.3%
Operation $824 $705,764,021 6.0%
Transportation $634 $543,011,781 4.7%
Other $296 $253,706,083 2.2%
Total Support $3,349 $2,870,131,713 24.6%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,004 $2,574,227,204 22.0%
Total Expenditures $13,626 $11,676,752,080 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $6,487 $324,898,990,964 51.7%
Support Expenditures
Student $587 $29,383,130,681 4.7%
Staff $483 $24,167,878,083 3.8%
General Administration $205 $10,285,419,511 1.6%
School Administration $601 $30,113,641,000 4.8%
Operation $1,035 $51,821,442,969 8.2%
Transportation $475 $23,793,258,876 3.8%
Other $376 $18,849,723,887 3.0%
Total Support $3,762 $188,414,761,533 30.0%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,296 $114,973,102,384 18.3%
Total Expenditures $12,545 $628,286,465,973 100.0%