Minnesota
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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 2017 – 2018 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2016
  • Educational Environment: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

Overview

Public Schools Overview Minnesota School Districts by City
Number Of Students 874,836
Number Of Minnesota Schools 2,548
Number Of Minnesota School Districts 553
Spending Per Student $15,189

State Test Scores (No Child Left Behind Tests)

Reading/English Language Arts Tests

Reading/English Language Arts Tests Reading Proficiency
3rd Grade 56.0841975529077
4th Grade 55.7707389087183
5th Grade 67.0311008442196
6th Grade 64.1318805330696
7th Grade 57.7329320339615
8th Grade 58.0470658157503
10th Grade 57.2719272430885

Math Test

Math Tests Math Proficiency
3rd Grade 66.7490034122016
4th Grade 65.1005619976885
5th Grade 54.8733261833146
6th Grade 53.317501195871
7th Grade 54.1101208313532
8th Grade 56.7045830381993
10th Grade 1.39222893538498
11th Grade 46.8991031130177

School enrollment by group

Ethnic/racial Groups This State Nation
White (non-hispanic) 70.4% 50.6%
Black 11.2% 16.0%
Hispanic 9.5% 26.5%
Asian Or Pacific Islander 7.0% 5.4%
American Indian Or Native Of Alaska 1.9% 1.5%
Special Needs Groups This State Nation
Economically Disadvantaged 37.5% 48.4%
English Language Learners 8.2% 9.3%
Students With Disabilities 15.1% 13.3%

Class Size (number of students per classroom teacher)

Class Size
AVG FOR STATE 15.44
AVG FOR NATION 16.50

Minnesota Education Environment

Population State Nation
Population 5,611,179 327,167,434
Population Density (per sq. mile) 70 91
Population distribution by age STATE NATION
4 Years Old And Below 6.4% 6.1%
5-19 Years Old 19.6% 19.3%
20-44 Years Old 32.6% 33.3%
45-64 Years Old 26.5% 26.0%
65 Or Older 15.0% 15.2%
HOUSEHOLD CHARACTERISTICS STATE NATION
Number Of Households 2,167,801 117,952,415
Single Parent Households With Children 9.0% 8.9%
Adults With At Least A High School Diploma 93.0% 87.6%
Adults With At Least A Bachelor's Degree 35.4% 31.5%
HOUSEHOLD INCOME DISTRIBUTION STATE NATION
$150,000 or more 14.3% 13.4%
$100,000 - $149,999 17.2% 14.7%
$75,000 - $99,999 14.0% 12.5%
$50,000 - $74,999 18.0% 17.4%
$30,000 - $49,999 16.3% 17.2%
$15,000 - $29,999 11.8% 13.9%
$15,000 or less 8.3% 10.9%

Education Expenditures

For The State Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,834 $6,853,756,355 51.6%
Support Expenditures
Student $343 $300,060,879 2.3%
Staff $588 $514,067,556 3.9%
General Administration $368 $322,145,640 2.4%
School Administration $482 $421,791,883 3.2%
Operation $817 $715,120,130 5.4%
Transportation $665 $582,134,475 4.4%
Other $287 $251,256,068 1.9%
Total Support $3,551 $3,106,582,323 23.4%
Non-instructional Expenditures $3,803 $3,327,120,703 25.0%
Total Expenditures $15,189 $13,287,492,411 100.0%
For The Nation Per Student Total % Of Total
Instructional Expenditures $7,187 $370,071,182,734 52.0%
Support Expenditures
Student $632 $32,552,249,701 4.6%
Staff $522 $26,871,170,551 3.8%
General Administration $218 $11,205,514,316 1.6%
School Administration $643 $33,118,729,386 4.7%
Operation $1,057 $54,423,429,117 7.7%
Transportation $497 $25,596,058,378 3.6%
Other $416 $21,407,079,047 3.0%
Total Support $3,984 $205,172,626,109 28.9%
Non-instructional Expenditures $2,638 $135,865,864,952 19.1%
Total Expenditures $13,810 $711,111,010,069 100.0%