Best Public Schools in Zip Code 55807


The 55807 zip code area of Duluth, Minnesota is home to 4 schools serving students from elementary through high school, including 2 elementary schools, 1 high school, and 1 alternative school. While the schools serve a diverse student population, they face challenges in academic performance, with most schools underperforming compared to district and state averages on standardized tests.

Denfeld High School, the only high school in the area, has a concerning 4-year graduation rate of 73.0% and a high dropout rate of 14.5%. The school's test scores in math, reading, and science are below district and state averages, and it has been ranked in the bottom half of Minnesota high schools for the past 3 years. In contrast, Merritt Creek Academy, an alternative school, has significantly lower test scores but a very low student-teacher ratio of 7.3, suggesting a more individualized approach to supporting its high-need student population, of which 96.15% qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.

Across the schools in the 55807 zip code, there are high rates of free and reduced-price lunch recipients, ranging from 56.06% at Denfeld High School to 96.15% at Merritt Creek Academy, indicating that the students in this area face significant socioeconomic challenges. While the schools serve a diverse student population, with significant percentages of minority students, addressing the academic performance issues and supporting the unique needs of these high-need students will be crucial for the schools in the Duluth Public School District and the Duluth Public Schools Academy.

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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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