Best Public Schools in Zip Code 56379


The 56379 zip code area is home to 7 schools, including 3 elementary schools, 1 middle school, and 3 high schools, all part of the Sauk Rapids-Rice Public Schools district. While the district is ranked 219 out of 448 in Minnesota, with a 3-star rating, some schools within the district stand out for their performance.

Mississippi Heights Elementary and Pleasantview Elementary are the top-performing elementary schools, with Pleasantview boasting the highest overall proficiency rates in Math (52.82%) and Reading (54.96%) compared to the other schools and district/state averages. The Sauk Rapids-Rice Senior High also stands out, ranking in the top 50% of Minnesota high schools and maintaining a strong 4-year graduation rate of 85.0%.

In contrast, the Benton-Stearns Education District schools have significantly lower test scores and higher free/reduced lunch rates, indicating they serve a more economically disadvantaged population with greater academic challenges. The racial makeup of the schools is predominantly white, with relatively low percentages of minority students, which could be an area for further exploration to ensure equitable educational opportunities for all students in the district.

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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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