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Minnesota Education Statistics Summary
 
These data are derived from a variety of Minnesota Department of Education Sources, are intended to give a broad
overview of education data and should be considered very close approximations, rather than definitive counts.
 
Data Sources:OrgUnit, MARSS Student, Staff Employment Report Run:10/23/2018
 
 
Public School Districts
(2018-2019)
Public Operating Elementary & Secondary Independent Districts (type 01) 327
Non-Operating Common School Districts (type 02) 2
Special School Districts (type 03) 2
Intermediate School Districts (type 06) (Districts 287,916,917) 4
Integration Districts (type 62) 3
Charter Schools (type 07) 164
State Schools/Academies (type 70) 2
Education Districts (type 61) 12
Miscellaneous Cooperative Districts (type 52,53) 22
Special Education &/or Vocational Cooperative Districts (type 52,53) 16
Telecommunication Districts (classification 75) 0
 
Public Schools
(2018-2019)
Number of Schools 2,079
      Area Learning Centers-ALC's (classification 41) 280
      Distance Learning Programs-state approved (classification 46) 35
      K-12 Schools (classification 40) 9
      Elementary Schools (classification 10) Grades PK-6 985
      Middle Schools (classification 20) Grades 5-8 235
      Secondary Schools (classification 31,32,33) Grades 7-12 459
            - Junior Highs (classification 31) Grades 7-9 14
            - Senior Highs (classification 32) Grades 9-12 or 10-12 225
            - Combined (classification 33) Grades 7-12 220
 
Public School Teachers
(2017-2018)
Teachers-Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 57,262
      Pre-Kindergarten & School Readiness 2,057
      Kindergarten 3,363
      Elementary (grades 1 through 6) 25,034
      Secondary (grades 7 through 12) 21,918
      Other/Un-Graded 4,320
      Special Education 10,254
Average Years of Teaching Experience-statewide 14
New Teachers FTE (newly licensed & first teaching assignment) 2,229
 
Total Staff
(2017-2018)
Licensed staff headcount 72,535
Non-licensed staff headcount 61,974
 
Public Schools Enrollment & Graduates
(2017-2018)
Pre-Kindergarten & Early Childhood Enrollment 16,748
 
K-12 Enrollment 862,971
      Kindergarten 64,191
      Elementary (grades 1 through 6) 395,449
            - Grade 1 63,586
            - Grade 2 64,452
            - Grade 3 65,774
            - Grade 4 67,283
            - Grade 5 67,742
            - Grade 6 66,612
      Secondary (grades 7 through 12) 403,331
            - Grade 7 66,201
            - Grade 8 66,471
            - Grade 9 67,063
            - Grade 10 66,019
            - Grade 11 66,697
            - Grade 12 70,880
      Male (grades K-12) 442,262
      Female (grades K-12) 420,709
      Native American (grades K-12) 22,496
      Asian/Pacific Islander (grades K-12) 67,544
      Hispanic (grades K-12) 78,323
      Black (grades K-12) 111,317
      White (grades K-12) 583,291
      Special Education--receiving services (grades K-12) 139,063
      English Language Learners (grades K-12) 70,432
      Free & Reduced Lunch Eligible (grades K-12) 329,655
      Enrolled in Charter Schools (grades K-12) 56,769
            - Elementary (grades K-12) 35,160
            - Secondary (grades K-12) 21,137
      Open Enrolled to Non-Resident District [SAC 1, 4] (grades K-12) 80,125
            - Elementary (grades 6-12) 40,575
            - Secondary (grades 7-12) 39,145
 
Enrollment in Alternatives: 12,537
      Alternative Learning Centers: 11,180
      Alternative Learning Programs: 790
      Private Alternative Programs: 567
 
Graduates (2016-2017): 58,438
 
Non-Public Schools Enrollment
(2017-2018)
Number of Students Home Schooled 18,988
Number of Non-Public Schools 475
Number of Non-Public School Reporting 464
K-12 Enrollment 65,858
      Kindergarten 5,706
      Elementary (grades 1 through 6) 33,603
            - Grade 1 5,441
            - Grade 2 5,370
            - Grade 3 5,546
            - Grade 4 5,744
            - Grade 5 5,818
            - Grade 6 5,684
      Secondary (grades 7 through 12) 26,549
            - Grade 7 5,174
            - Grade 8 5,067
            - Grade 9 4,114
            - Grade 10 4,077
            - Grade 11 4,135
            - Grade 12 3,982
Non-Public Previous Year Graduates (2016-2017): 4,175