2021 SchoolDigger Rankings

Friends of Education congratulates its schools in the 2020-21 SchoolDigger.com district rankings. SchoolDigger ranks districts based on average score obtained in each grade on state assessments compared to the state average score

Many congratulations!

2021 Minnesota School District Rankings (out of 430)

Schools in Bold are Friends Schools

1.       St. Croix Preparatory Academy

2.       Math & Science Academy

3.       Eagle Ridge Academy

4.       Nova Classical Academy

5.       St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Arts

6.       Esko Public Schools

7.       Minnetonka Public Schools

8.       Orono Public Schools

9.       Wayzata Public Schools

10.    Edina Public Schools

14.    Cologne Academy

19.    Yinghua Academy

25.    DaVinci Academy of Arts & Science

30.    Parnassus Preparatory School

40.    Aspen Academy

53.   Seven Hills Preparatory Academy



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