Minnesota is filled with some great schools, we all know that because it's talked about a decent amount! There's a website called Niche.com that ranks schools and school districts across the country each year. They have their results out for 2020 so I decided to take a look. But I wasn't looking at which schools are the best, I was looking for which schools ranked the worst in Minnesota.

In order to rank all of these schools, Niche.com looks at a few different things. First, they look at Academic Grades. This carries the highest weight when it comes to ranking at a 60% weight. Then Cultural & Diversity Grade, Parent/Student Surveys on Overall Experience, and Teachers Grade all carried a weight of 10%. Clubs & Activities Grade, Health & Safety Grade, Resources & Facilities Grade, and Sports Grade are the last factors taken into consideration all carrying a weight of 2.5%.

A quick note, there were MANY schools that were not ranked at all, so keep that in mind.

9. Prairie Seeds Academy
Location: Brooklyn Park
Grades: K-5
Overall Niche Grade: D+

8. Universal Academy Charter School
Location: Minneapolis
Grades: K-8
Overall Niche Grade: D+

7. Dugsi Academy
Location: St. Paul
Grades: K-8
Overall Niche Grade: D+

6. Minnesota Math and Science Academy
Location: St. Paul
Grades: K-9
Overall Niche Grade: D+

5. St. Cloud Math and Science Academy
Location: St. Cloud
Grades: K-5
Overall Niche Grade: D+

4. New Century School
Location: St. Paul
Grades: K-6
Overall Niche Grade: D

3. LoveWorks Academy for Visual and Performing Arts
Location: Minneapolis
Grades: K-8
Overall Niche Grade: D

2. Metro Schools Middle Charter School
Location: Minneapolis
Grades: 5-8
Overall Niche Grade: D

1. T.R.U.T.H. Preparatory Academy Charter School
Location: St. Paul
Grades: K-5
Overall Niche Grade: D-

And just because I know you're curious, the top 3 best schools in Minnesota are:

1. The Blake School (private)
Location: Hopkins
Grades: PK, K-12
Overall Niche Grade: A+

2. Mounds Park Academy (private)
Location: St. Paul
Grades: PK, K-12
Overall Niche Grade: A+

3. St. Paul Academy & Summit School (private)
Location: St. Paul
Grades: K-12
Overall Niche Grade: A+

The top public school in Minnesota is Minnetonka Senior High School.

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