Best Public Schools in Hastings, MN


The city of Hastings, Minnesota is home to 10 schools, including 4 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 5 high schools, and no alternative schools. The schools in this district serve a diverse student population and exhibit a range of academic performance, with some standout institutions like Hastings High School and Kennedy Elementary consistently ranking among the top schools in the state.

Hastings High School, the largest high school in the district with 1,353 students, stands out for its strong academic performance, with 45.16% of 11th graders proficient or better in Math and 65.74% of 10th graders proficient or better in Reading, well above the state averages. The school also boasts an impressive 94.4% four-year graduation rate. In contrast, Riverside School and New Chance, which are part of the Intermediate School District 917, have lower academic proficiency, graduation rates, and overall rankings, presenting opportunities for improvement.

The schools in the Hastings Public School District exhibit a range of racial and ethnic diversity, with Kennedy Elementary and Hastings High School having a majority white student population, while Riverside School and New Chance have much more diverse student bodies. The district also includes specialized schools, such as Hastings Early Child Special Education and Hastings Alternative Center, which serve specific student populations and have unique characteristics.

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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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