Brainerd school information

Average Test Scores50%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools182,22479,221
Total private schools247724,874
Total post-secondary schools11407,963
The Brainerd, MN educational system consists of 18 public schools, 2 private schools and 1 post-secondary schools. Brainerd public schools have average test scores of 50% which is 4% lower than than the Minnesota average and 2% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Brainerd public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Minnesota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 85.9% have completed high school, 18.4% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 1.7% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Brainerd are 2% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 18 public schools in Brainerd.
  • 87.2% of people in Brainerd have completed 8th grade.
  • 85.9% of people in Brainerd have completed high school.
  • 18.4% of people in Brainerd have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Brainerd

Completed 8th grade87.2%90.5%84.3%
Completed high school85.9%89.5%83.0%
Completed some college61.0%66.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree31.6%45.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors18.4%34.2%30.3%
Completed masters6.1%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree1.7%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.8%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Brainerd (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Nisswa, MN2,13582%67%
Baxter, MN7,85874%49%
Pillager, MN48256%15%
Crosby, MN2,53756%14%
Brainerd, MN13,44050%2%

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Stony Brook, NY13,43770%42%
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North Mankato, MN13,45174%49%
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Brainerd, MN13,44050%2%
Source: The Brainerd, MN education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.