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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:10/17/2017
 
 
Public School Districts
(2017-2018)
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) 165
State Schools/Academies (type 70) 2
Education Districts (type 61) 12
Miscellaneous Cooperative Districts (type 52,53) 21
Special Education &/or Vocational Cooperative Districts (type 52,53) 16
Telecommunication Districts (classification 75) 0
 
Public Schools
(2017-2018)
Number of Schools 2,072
      Area Learning Centers-ALC's (classification 41) 282
      Distance Learning Programs-state approved (classification 46) 33
      K-12 Schools (classification 40) 10
      Elementary Schools (classification 10) Grades PK-6 983
      Middle Schools (classification 20) Grades 5-8 228
      Secondary Schools (classification 31,32,33) Grades 7-12 461
            - Junior Highs (classification 31) Grades 7-9 18
            - Senior Highs (classification 32) Grades 9-12 or 10-12 223
            - Combined (classification 33) Grades 7-12 220
 
Public School Teachers
(2016-2017)
Teachers-Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 56,627
      Pre-Kindergarten & School Readiness 1,952
      Kindergarten 3,350
      Elementary (grades 1 through 6) 24,932
      Secondary (grades 7 through 12) 21,784
      Other/Un-Graded 4,187
      Special Education 9,968
Average Years of Teaching Experience-statewide 14
New Teachers FTE (newly licensed & first teaching assignment) 2,403
 
Total Staff
(2016-2017)
Licensed staff headcount 71,575
Non-licensed staff headcount 62,389
 
Public Schools Enrollment & Graduates
(2016-2017)
Pre-Kindergarten & Early Childhood Enrollment 16,006
 
K-12 Enrollment 856,687
      Kindergarten 63,356
      Elementary (grades 1 through 6) 394,297
            - Grade 1 63,878
            - Grade 2 65,315
            - Grade 3 66,901
            - Grade 4 67,127
            - Grade 5 65,978
            - Grade 6 65,098
      Secondary (grades 7 through 12) 399,034
            - Grade 7 66,041
            - Grade 8 64,906
            - Grade 9 65,507
            - Grade 10 66,721
            - Grade 11 65,613
            - Grade 12 70,246
      Male (grades K-12) 438,809
      Female (grades K-12) 417,878
      Native American (grades K-12) 22,142
      Asian/Pacific Islander (grades K-12) 65,384
      Hispanic (grades K-12) 75,810
      Black (grades K-12) 106,947
      White (grades K-12) 586,404
      Special Education--receiving services (grades K-12) 134,363
      English Language Learners (grades K-12) 67,498
      Free & Reduced Lunch Eligible (grades K-12) 330,272
      Enrolled in Charter Schools (grades K-12) 54,211
            - Elementary (grades K-12) 33,592
            - Secondary (grades K-12) 20,368
      Open Enrolled to Non-Resident District [SAC 1, 4] (grades K-12) 77,203
            - Elementary (grades 6-12) 39,530
            - Secondary (grades 7-12) 37,462
 
Enrollment in Alternatives: 12,652
      Alternative Learning Centers: 11,366
      Alternative Learning Programs: 677
      Private Alternative Programs: 609
 
Graduates (2015-2016): 57,957
 
Non-Public Schools Enrollment
(2016-2017)
Number of Students Home Schooled 12,927
Number of Non-Public Schools 471
Number of Non-Public School Reporting 467
K-12 Enrollment 67,730
      Kindergarten 5,861
      Elementary (grades 1 through 6) 33,759
            - Grade 1 5,435
            - Grade 2 5,534
            - Grade 3 5,610
            - Grade 4 5,774
            - Grade 5 5,772
            - Grade 6 5,634
      Secondary (grades 7 through 12) 28,110
            - Grade 7 5,241
            - Grade 8 5,090
            - Grade 9 4,379
            - Grade 10 4,523
            - Grade 11 4,485
            - Grade 12 4,392
Non-Public Previous Year Graduates (2015-2016): 5,284