Northfield school information

IndexNorthfieldMinnesotaNational
Average Test Scores65%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio18:116:116:1
Total public schools112,22479,221
Total private schools347724,874
Total post-secondary schools21407,963
The Northfield, MN educational system consists of 11 public schools, 3 private schools and 2 post-secondary schools. Northfield public schools have average test scores of 65% which is 24% higher than than the Minnesota average and 31% higher than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Northfield public schools is 18:1, compared to 16:1 in Minnesota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 91.6% of students have completed 8th grade, 91.4% have completed high school, 45.6% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 8.0% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Northfield are 31% higher than the national average.
  • There are approximately 11 public schools in Northfield.
  • 91.6% of people in Northfield have completed 8th grade.
  • 91.4% of people in Northfield have completed high school.
  • 45.6% of people in Northfield have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Northfield

IndexNorthfieldMinnesotaNational
Completed 8th grade91.6%90.5%84.3%
Completed high school91.4%89.5%83.0%
Completed some college72.7%66.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.9%45.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors45.6%34.2%30.3%
Completed masters21.0%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree8.0%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate4.9%1.4%1.3%

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

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Source: The Northfield, 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.