This tool highlights high impact schools and gives you the power to easily SEARCH for free public schools and independent private schools, COMPARE academic performance, and DECIDE on the best option for your family.
|Search: Enter your Minneapolis zip code to find a K – 12 school in your area. Leave the zip code field blank and press search to see all Minneapolis schools. Or select a school from the drop down list and go directly to that school's information page.|
|Compare: Using the Minnesota Dept of Education's State Accountability Data, the site generates a School Rating between 0-100 (low-high) that shows the school's impact on academic results for all students during the most recently completed school year.|
|Decide: Academic results are important, but so are the unique needs of your child. We encourage you to use the additional information on this site to find the highest impact school for your child and plan a school tour, ask questions, and enroll your child in the school that is the best fit for your family.|
School Rating Key
|Green schools have an MMR score that has placed the school in the top 40% of all MN public schools at least once in the most recent three years.|
|Yellow schools have an MMR score that places the school between a green and a red school.|
|Red schools have an MMR score that has placed the school in the bottom 25% of all MN public schools each year for the most recent three years.|
|Blue schools are NEW schools that have been in operation five years or less.|
|Gray schools do not have state MMR data available to generate a school rating. This is typically due to the small size of the school.|
|Purple schools are independent private schools that do not have a school rating. These schools may require some payment of tuition to attend.|
Please note that a school’s numerical score is based on the most recent year’s data, but the school’s rating reflects the past three years of performance. Sometimes, this causes inconsistency between the school’s rating and the numerical value as depicted on the score thermometer on the school’s profile.
710 S. 2nd St., Ste. #400
Minneapolis, MN 55401
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