Best Public Schools in Stillwater, MN


The city of Stillwater, Minnesota is home to 16 schools, including 9 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 4 high schools, and 1 alternative school. The schools in this area generally perform well, with several standout institutions like St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower and St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper ranking among the top schools in the state.

The Stillwater Area Public Schools district, which encompasses most of the schools in the area, is ranked 97th out of 448 districts in Minnesota and rated 4 out of 5 stars by SchoolDigger. The charter schools, particularly St. Croix Preparatory Academy, consistently outperform the traditional public schools across various metrics like test scores and graduation rates. However, there is a notable difference in performance between the elementary schools, with some like Gate 4/5 and St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower excelling, while others like Stonebridge Elementary and Lily Lake Elementary lag behind.

The alternative and specialized schools, such as St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center and Bridge Transition Program, have lower graduation rates and higher dropout rates compared to the traditional high schools. Additionally, the student-teacher ratios vary significantly, with the specialized elementary schools like Gate 4/5 and the alternative high schools having the highest and lowest ratios, respectively.

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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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