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Avg. test scores 7%
High school dipl. 7%
Bachelors degree 5%

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
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Key findings

  • The 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%

      Detroit Lakes, MN School Districts

      • Detroit Lakes Public School District

      There are a total of 13 public schools, 3 private schools and n/a post-secondary schools in Detroit Lakes. Using the proficiency score averages, the average test scores for Detroit Lakes, MN schools is 53%. The average student to teacher ratio is 11:1. In Detroit Lakes, MN, an average of 90.3% of students have completed 8th grade and an average of 89.1% have completed high school.

      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%
      Picnic Point, WA9,06853%7%
      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.