K-12 Education

Minnesota is renowned for its strong public education system. The State of Minnesota spends $13,016 per student for K-12 education; that's $581 more than the national average. There are 14.5 pupils per teacher; that's about one less than in the United States as a whole. Test scores frequently exceed state and national averages, and partnerships with local universities allow high school students to earn technical skills and college credits before graduation. Northland schools set kids on paths for success in all walks of life, from degrees at world-renowned universities to skills and trades for professions that strengthen the region's eonomy.

 
  K - 12 Education

 

 

Expenditures
per Student

Instructional Expenditures
per Student

Pupil/Teacher
Ratio

Students
per Counselor

 Aitkin

11,124

6,128

16.8

954

 Aurora

19,373

7,234

18.6

895

 Babbitt

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Barnum

11,622

6,800

16.4

511

 Beaver Bay

12,204

6,508

17.6

766

 Big Falls

12,724

7,019

14.2

926

 Bigfork

11,893

6,327

18.0

720

 Biwabik

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Bovey

11,893

6,327

18.0

720

 Buhl

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Calumet

11,893

6,327

18.0

720

 Carlton

11,622

6,800

14.1

547

 Chisholm

19,373

7,234

16.7

1458

 Cloquet

11,622

6,800

19.6

550

 Cohasset

11,893

6,327

18.0

720

 Coleraine

11,893

6,327

19.5

624

 Cook

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Cotton Township

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Cromwell

11,622

6,800

12.4

307

 Deer River

11,893

6,327

16.6

969

 Duluth

19,373

7,234

18.4

624

 Ely

19,373

7,234

17.1

770

 Eveleth

19,373

7,234

16.7

1343

 Floodwood

19,373

7,234

12.0

0

 Gilbert

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Grand Marais

13,013

7,043

16.4

1174

 Grand Rapids

11,893

7,234

20.3

726

 Hermantown

10,373

7,234

20.8

508

 Hibbing

19,373

7,234

19.5

835

 Hill City

11,124

6,128

11.7

316

 Hoyt Lakes

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 International Falls

12,724

7,019

18.4

1330

 Keewatin

11,893

6,327

18.0

720

 Kettle River

11,622

6,800

16.0

509

 La Prairie

11,893

6,327

18.0

720

 Lake Nebagamon Village

12,831

6,731

14.1

340

 Littlefork

12,724

7,019

16.1

1750

 Lutsen Township

13,013

7,043

16.4

1174

 McGrath

11,124

6,128

13.6

613

 McGregor

11,124

6,128

12.3

433

 Meadowlands

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Moose Lake

11,622

6,800

15.2

382

 Mountain Iron

19,373

7,234

14.4

656

 Nashwauk

11,893

6,327

15.4

634

 Northome

12,724

7,019

8.2

358

 Orr

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Poplar Village

12,831

6,731

14.1

340

 Proctor

19,373

7,234

20.7

875

 Ranier

12,724

7,019

14.2

926

 Rice Lake

12,078

6,268

14.4

1535

 Silver Bay

12,204

6,508

17.6

766

 Solon Springs Town

12,831

6,731

10.7

345

 Solon Springs Village

12,831

6,731

10.7

345

 Superior

12,831

6,731

14.1

340

 Superior Village

12,831

6,731

14.1

340

 Tamarack

11,124

6,128

13.6

613

 Thomson Township

11,622

6,800

16.0

509

 Tofte Township

13,013

7,043

16.4

1174

 Tower

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Two Harbors

12,204

6,508

17.6

766

 Virginia

19,373

7,234

17.2

857

 Warba

11,893

6,327

18.0

720

 White Township

19,373

7,234

16.7

732

 Wrenshall

11,622

6,800

16.1

352


 Source: Sperling's Best Places (www.bestplaces.net)