Best Public Schools in Zip Code 56303


The 56303 zip code area of Saint Cloud, Minnesota is home to 11 diverse schools, including 4 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 1 high school, and 4 alternative schools. While the schools serve a range of student populations, with significant African American representation, there are notable differences in academic performance and outcomes across the district.

Westwood Elementary stands out as the top-performing school in the area, with nearly 50% of students proficient or better in Math and 45% in Reading on the MCA-III tests, significantly outpacing the district and state averages. In contrast, the Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy and Success Academy Saint Cloud, both charter elementary schools with a high concentration of African American students, struggle academically, with only 12% and 28% of students, respectively, meeting proficiency standards.

The alternative schools in the area, such as Roosevelt Education Center and St Cloud Hospital Progs-Residential, face significant challenges, with alarmingly low graduation rates (13.3% and 0%, respectively) and high dropout rates (40% and 0%, respectively). These schools serve a unique population of students and may require targeted interventions and support to help them succeed.

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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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