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Places With The Best Education System In Minnesota 2020

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  • Mahtomedi, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,964
88
  • Shorewood, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,548
  • Growing up in Shorewood is an awesome experience with my family, my friends and the friendly community. It’s also very close to the university of Minnesota landscape arboretum wich is a big plus. It’s…[read more]
76
  • Mound, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 9,306
90
  • Falcon Heights, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,534
84
  • Edina, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 49,976
  • I visited Edina, Minnesota a couple of years ago to visit one of my family members. I noticed that Edina was a mid-sized city, far from being a metropolis, but was comprised had of a lot of interesting…[read more]
78
  • Orono, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,772
82
  • Hugo, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 14,223
  • I've been living in Hugo Minnesota for the last 8 years and have enjoyed the small-town atmosphere of this suburban community outside of Minneapolis Minnesota. The school systems in Hugo are really good…[read more]
86
  • Eden Prairie, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 63,206
  • I've lived in Eden Praire (EP) for the past three years and although I feel safe in general, I don't feel welcome. However, I haven't always felt safe here. In the first week of my move to EP, I was…[read more]
84
  • Delano, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,754
82
  • Ham Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 15,878
  • I chose to move to Ham Lake because of the yard size and the proximity of the neighbors. It's nice to have some privacy in the yard compared to being so close to neighbors. It's not unusual to get over…[read more]
84
  • Rogers, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,284
  • I love playing golf every week while living in Rogers Minnesota. The weather is perfect for golf in the summer time however it is hard to play in winter. The schools in Rogers are excellent. The staff,…[read more]
85
  • Andover, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 31,906
  • If you're looking for enjoyable activities that are great for everyone in the family, Andover, MN is the place to be. There are lots of opportunities for fun all year round. Bunker Beach Water Park is…[read more]
77
  • Dayton, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,031
92
  • North Mankato, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,451
  • North Mankato is a small suburban town located within Nicollet County that houses about 13,000 residents. The cost of living is not bad, the average income for this area is about $55,000 with the median…[read more]
79
  • Victoria, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,385
87
  • Arden Hills, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 10,126
  • Arden Hills is a great place to call home. This community has a terrific school district, is family friendly, and very proactive in having events like free live concerts in the park and parades, street…[read more]
86
  • Albertville, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,286
79
  • Baxter, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,858
89
  • Stillwater, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 19,142
  • I've been living in Stillwater for 8 years and have enjoyed the small town environment and unique shopping culture of this city. The school systems in Stillwater are excellent and my kids enjoy the…[read more]
72
  • Minnetrista, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,963
78
  • St. Anthony, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,790
  • Overpriced housing, only average schools, weak city governance, lack of diversity. These combine to make any of St Anthony's seven sought after neighborhoods a questionable choice. As a long time…[read more]
79
  • Mendota Heights, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,231
  • Living in Mandota Heights is practically like living right in the Twin Cities, except way less crowded and insane. Don't get me wrong, I love all the hustle and bustle of the cities, all they have to…[read more]
83
  • Lakeville, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 59,786
  • I have lived in Lakeville, Minnesota for over 23 years. At that time, we were searching for an affordable house with a nice yard and good schools. Luckily, when we bought our house, we also got a strong…[read more]
79
  • St. Michael, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 17,045
  • St. Michael, MN is one of those idyllic small towns where everybody knows everybody. Its motto is “a great place to grow” and it definitely lives up to its billing. I am a current resident there, and I…[read more]
73
  • Lake Elmo, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 8,445
88
  • New Prague, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,534
85
  • Chanhassen, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,796
  • I have been living in Chanhassen for a while and it's a cozy little city to live in. The local schools are pretty good which makes it an ideal choice if you have children. The city itself is reasonably…[read more]
84
  • Prior Lake, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 24,997
  • Prior Lake is an upscale town not too far from Minneapolis. The town is fairly expensive and has a high standard of living, but it's a bit lacking in terms of shopping and entertainment. For those…[read more]
66
  • Medina, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,633
77
  • East Bethel, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,618
  • I've enjoyed the quiet surroundings of living in East Bethel. I truly enjoy the tremendous neighborly environment of the people that live here. I love the quiet, removed, and laid-back approach that the…[read more]
87
  • Woodbury, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,699
  • I moved to Woodbury, MN in 2009. I lived there for about 4 months. I had a sick relative that resulted in me having to live in the area for a short period of time. While living there I really did enjoy…[read more]
93
  • Champlin, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 23,929
  • I enthusiastically welcomed living in Champlin Minnesota, the hometown place for hometown people. The town is a large suburb of Minneapolis and is in Hennepin County. Champlin runs along the famous…[read more]
87
  • Savage, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 29,399
  • I lived in Savage for a few years. The city has very easy access to major freeways and convenient public transportation. Downtown Minneapolis is only 20 miles from Savage which makes it a great city to…[read more]
80
  • Ramsey, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 25,329
  • Living in Ramsey is ok in some ways, but lacking in others. The enjoyable part of it is that it is a small, peaceful city that isn't too busy or hectic. It's well suited for older generations or people…[read more]
83
  • Farmington, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,226
  • I have lived in Farmington for 7 years. I feel like I am living in a small town suburb. It is only about 25 miles away from the Twin Cities yet, I am still close to everything I need. I can reach a store…[read more]
81
  • Jordan, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,981
83
  • Wyoming, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 7,785
82
  • Kasson, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,143
79
  • St. Joseph, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,775
78
  • Stewartville, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 6,062
82
  • New Brighton, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 22,233
  • Taking into account how many cities there are in the United State, let alone the world, you would find it hard to believe that a place as unique as New Brighton exists. One thing about the way things…[read more]
80
  • Alexandria, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 13,185
  • I've been living in Alexandra for two years and have enjoyed the beautiful lakes and natural scenery of this small town. Alexandra has beautiful communities with very friendly people and my family have…[read more]
85
  • Sartell, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 16,442
  • Sartell, Minnesota is a small city located a few hours northwest of Minneapolis situated along the Mississippi River. Sartell is home to an excellent public school system with great ratings, along with a…[read more]
84
  • Northfield, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 20,405
  • Living in Northfield is a very relaxing change from the big city. Cows, colleges and contentment is the theme of Northfield, Minnesota because its culture is dominated by two colleges: Carleton and Saint…[read more]
85
  • Waconia, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 11,523
  • I experienced a fantastic livelihood while living in Waconia Minnesota. The city is in Carver County. Waconia is close to Victoria Minnesota. The township has 5 stellar public schools and 2 progressive…[read more]
65
  • Morris, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 5,343
86
  • Minnetonka, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 51,651
  • I lived in Minnetonka for three years before I moved back to New York City. During my experience there, there was always a lot to do in Minnetonka. On top of that, Minnetonka is only 8 miles west of…[read more]
80
  • St. Louis Park, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 47,486
  • Lived in this city for 15 years great city. But got ripped off on my water and trash bill when I moved out. I was charged as if I was living there for about 40 days and was not. My family and I bought a…[read more]
76
  • Cloquet, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 12,047
  • This city may be cold but it is quite nice and has plenty of things to do. Crime is low and weather in summer is like 70 or so. But winter about…[read more]
77
  • Maple Grove, MN
  • (City)
  • Population: 66,969
  • I moved to the Twin Cities when I was 22, and it didn't take me long to realize I'd made a mistake. Oh, they were nice enough - the scenery was gorgeous, and there was always plenty to do - but coming…[read more]

Moving to a new city in Minnesota is a stressful process. Combine that with having to find a new school for your kids and stress levels can reach epic proportions! As they say “education is the cornerstone of our society” so you want to be sure that you find the right school for your children. Using science and data, AreaVibes has compiled a list of cities with the best education system in Minnesota with a minimum of 5,000 people.

Your children’s academic success can depend on your choice of education system. Finding the right city with the best education system in Minnesota is no easy task. The quality of education varies from state to state, city to city and even district to district. In creating this list, we wanted to take into account more than just test scores. Although we do believe that standardized test scores are important we also wanted to factor in classroom sizes and graduation rates.

To further narrow down your list of the cities with the best education system in Minnesota, you can use the filters above. This will allow you to filter based on cities or neighborhoods, city size as well as home and rent prices to ensure that the cities fall within your housing budget. You can also filter based on other important categories that may be important to you like amenities, cost of living, crime, employment, housing and weather.