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Revision as of 16:52, 11 April 2014

K-12 Education in Minnesota
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Education facts
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
Minnesota Department of EducationList of school districts in MinnesotaMinnesotaSchool boards portal
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Education policy project
Public education in the United States
Public education in Minnesota
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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 nine Minnesota school districts among America's largest school districts by enrollment held elections in 2014 for 33 seats. Each district held elections on November 4, 2014.

Here are several quick facts about Minnesota's school board elections in 2014:

  • The largest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was Minneapolis Public Schools with 35,046 K-12 students.
  • The smallest school district by enrollment with an election in 2014 was St. Cloud Area School District with 9,660 K-12 students.
  • Minneapolis Public Schools had the most seats on the ballot in 2014 with five seats up for election.
  • Four districts were tied for the fewest seats on the ballot in 2014 with three seats up for election in each district.

The districts listed below served 138,661 K-12 students during the 2010-2011 school year, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.[6] Click on the district names for more information on the district and its school board elections.

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
Minneapolis Public Schools 11/4/2014 5 9 35,046
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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