Detroit Lakes school information

IndexDetroit LakesMinnesotaNational
Average Test Scores53%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio11:116:116:1
Total public schools132,22479,221
Total private schools347724,874
Total post-secondary schoolsn/a1407,963
The Detroit Lakes, MN educational system consists of 13 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools. Detroit Lakes public schools have average test scores of 53% which is 1% higher than than the Minnesota average and 7% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Detroit Lakes public schools is 11:1, compared to 16:1 in Minnesota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 90.3% of students have completed 8th grade, 89.1% have completed high school, 28.9% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 4.3% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Detroit Lakes are 7% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 13 public schools in Detroit Lakes.
  • 90.3% of people in Detroit Lakes have completed 8th grade.
  • 89.1% of people in Detroit Lakes have completed high school.
  • 28.9% of people in Detroit Lakes have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Detroit Lakes

IndexDetroit LakesMinnesotaNational
Completed 8th grade90.3%90.5%84.3%
Completed high school89.1%89.5%83.0%
Completed some college62.8%66.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree38.9%45.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors28.9%34.2%30.3%
Completed masters9.8%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.3%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.7%1.4%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Audubon, MN56764%30%
Frazee, MN1,27060%21%
Perham, MN3,17258%17%
Lake Park, MN74057%16%
Detroit Lakes, MN9,06053%7%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
La Plata, MD9,05954%10%
Alcoa, TN9,05861%23%
Sheffield Lake, OH9,05585%72%
Sheffield, AL9,06731%37%
Newark, NY9,06835%28%
Detroit Lakes, MN9,06053%7%
Source: The Detroit Lakes, 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.