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Revision as of 16:52, 11 April 2014
|K-12 Education in Minnesota|
|State Superintendent: Brenda Cassellius|
|Number of students: 839,738|
|Number of teachers: 52,832|
|Teacher/pupil ratio: 1:15.9|
|Number of school districts: 555|
|Number of schools: 2,392|
|Graduation rate: 78%|
|Per-pupil spending: $10,712|
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Public education in Minnesota
Glossary of education terms
Minnesota is home to 555 school districts, 2,392 schools and 839,738 K-12 students.
State school administrators
- Commissioner of Education: Brenda Cassellius
- 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.
|Ethnicity||Number of students||Percentage|
School board 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. 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|
- Minnesota Secretary of State
- Minnesota Department of Education
- Minnesota School Boards Association
- Education Minnesota
- National Center for Education Statistics school district search tool
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Table 2. Number of operating public schools and districts, state enrollment, teacher and pupil/teacher ratio by state: School year 2011–12," accessed March 18, 2014
- ED Data Express, "State Tables Report," accessed March 17, 2014 The site includes this disclaimer: "States converted to an adjusted cohort graduation rate [starting in the 2010-2011 school year], which may or may not be the same as the calculation they used in prior years. Due to the potential differences, caution should be used when comparing graduation rates across states."
- United States Census Bureau, "Public Education Finances: 2011," accessed March 18, 2014
- Minnesota Department of Education, "Schools, Districts and Teachers at a Glance," accessed August 5, 2013
- Minnesota Department of Education, "Office of the Commissioner," accessed August 6, 2013
- National Center for Education Statistics, "Elementary/Secondary Information System," accessed March 21, 2014
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