Minneapolis school information

IndexMinneapolisMinnesotaNational
Average Test Scores38%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools1762,22479,221
Total private schools3847724,874
Total post-secondary schools231407,963
The Minneapolis, MN educational system consists of 176 public schools, 38 private schools and 23 post-secondary schools. Minneapolis public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 28% lower than than the Minnesota average and 24% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Minneapolis public schools is 18:1, compared to 16:1 in Minnesota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 87.1% of students have completed 8th grade, 86.1% have completed high school, 47.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 6.2% have completed a doctorate degree.
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  • The average school test scores in Minneapolis are 24% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 176 public schools in Minneapolis.
  • 87.1% of people in Minneapolis have completed 8th grade.
  • 86.1% of people in Minneapolis have completed high school.
  • 47.7% of people in Minneapolis have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Minneapolis

IndexMinneapolisMinnesotaNational
Completed 8th grade87.1%90.5%84.3%
Completed high school86.1%89.5%83.0%
Completed some college72.5%66.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.7%45.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors47.7%34.2%30.3%
Completed masters18.6%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.2%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.3%1.4%1.3%

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

Nearby cities with high average school scores

City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Deephaven, MN3,78684%71%
Excelsior, MN2,51083%69%
Mahtomedi, MN7,96483%69%
Shorewood, MN7,54882%66%
Wayzata, MN4,29682%66%
Minneapolis, MN404,67038%24%

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Tulsa, OK399,90651%4%
Oakland, CA412,04028%43%
Cleveland, OH389,16545%8%
Wichita, KS388,03329%42%
Arlington, TX383,89969%40%
Minneapolis, MN404,67038%24%
Source: The Minneapolis, 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.