St. Paul school information

IndexSt. PaulMinnesotaNational
Average Test Scores38%52%49%
Student/Teacher ratio14:116:116:1
Total public schools1592,22479,221
Total private schools4047724,874
Total post-secondary schools191407,963
The St. Paul, MN educational system consists of 159 public schools, 40 private schools and 19 post-secondary schools. St. Paul public schools have average test scores of 38% which is 27% lower than than the Minnesota average and 23% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of St. Paul public schools is 14:1, compared to 16:1 in Minnesota and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 84.2% of students have completed 8th grade, 83.3% have completed high school, 40.0% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 5.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in St. Paul are 23% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 159 public schools in St. Paul.
  • 84.2% of people in St. Paul have completed 8th grade.
  • 83.3% of people in St. Paul have completed high school.
  • 40.0% of people in St. Paul have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in St. Paul

IndexSt. PaulMinnesotaNational
Completed 8th grade84.2%90.5%84.3%
Completed high school83.3%89.5%83.0%
Completed some college65.5%66.9%59.4%
Completed associate degree47.0%45.2%38.5%
Completed bachelors40.0%34.2%30.3%
Completed masters16.3%11.5%11.5%
Completed professional degree5.9%3.5%3.3%
Completed doctorate2.7%1.4%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in St. Paul (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Grant, MN4,13485%73%
Mahtomedi, MN7,96483%69%
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North Oaks, MN4,83281%65%
Falcon Heights, MN5,53479%60%
St. Paul, MN297,16038%23%

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St. Paul, MN297,16038%23%
Source: The St. Paul, 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.