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Minnesota school districts

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K-12 Education in Minnesota
State Superintendent: Brenda Cassellius
Number of students: 839,738[1]
Number of teachers: 52,832
Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.9
Number of school districts: 555
Number of schools: 2,392
Graduation rate: 78%[2]
Per-pupil spending: $10,712[3]
See also
Public education in Minnesota
Minnesota Department of Education
Minnesota school districts
List of school districts in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to 555 school districts, 2,392 schools and 839,738 K-12 students.[4]

Quick facts

State school administrators

  • Commissioner of Education: Brenda Cassellius[5]
  • Deputy Commissioner: Jessie Montano
  • Assistant Commissioner: Elia Dimayuga-Bruggeman
  • Assistant Commissioner: Rose Hermodson
  • Assistant Commissioner: Steve Dibb
  • Assistant Commissioner: Kevin McHenry
  • Chief of Staff and Communications Director: Charlene Briner
  • Government Relations Director: Daron Korte


The following table displays the ethnic distribution of students in Minnesota.[4]

Ethnicity Number of students Percentage
White 612,460 74.30%
African American 82,288 9.98%
Hispanic 56,751 6.88%
Asian/Pacific Islander 53,931 6.54%
Native American 18,903 2.30%

School board elections

Upcoming elections

See also: Minnesota school board elections, 2014

A total of eight Minnesota school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2014. These districts feature 28 seats up for election. Each district has scheduled elections on November 4, 2014. The districts listed below served 103,615 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[6]

2014 Minnesota School Board Elections
District Date Seats up for election Total board seats Student enrollment
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 11/4/2014 4 7 9,919
Elk River Area School District 11/4/2014 4 7 12,932
Lakeville Area Public Schools 11/4/2014 3 6 11,220
North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622 11/4/2014 3 7 10,683
Osseo Area Schools 11/4/2014 3 6 20,835
Robbinsdale Area Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 12,036
Rochester Public Schools 11/4/2014 4 7 16,330
St. Cloud Area School District 11/4/2014 3 7 9,660

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