St. Paul School Districts: Everything You Need To Know

Updated December 27, 2018
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For anyone with a family, or for anyone who is planning on starting a family, one of the key factors they must consider when deciding where to move is the quality of schools in the area. If you fit that description and are looking at St. Paul as a potential moving option, we have you covered with our guide to St. Paul school districts, which will outline the top schools in the area.



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St Paul School District Overview

The St. Paul School District is ranked 32 out of 440 Minnesota Districts. The district contains 67 elementary schools, 7 middle schools, 15 high schools, and 17 alternative learning schools.

Top Elementary Schools

Jie Ming Mandarin Immersion Academy

State Ranking: 4 (out of 847)

St. Paul Ranking: 1 (out of 67)

Student/Teacher Ratio: 14.2

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What makes this school special?

With test scores that are well above both the state and St. Paul average, Jie Ming is the top school in St. Paul. Because it is a Mandarin immersion school, the students here will have career advantages both nationally and abroad, as over one billion people in the world speak Mandarin as their first language and China is currently on track to overtake the U.S. as the number one economy in the world by 2020. The school also boasts an impressive student/teacher ratio.

Horace Mann School

State Rank: 114

St. Paul Rank: 2

Student/Teacher Ratio: 20.7

What makes this school special?

Horace Mann produces great test scores as well and they have been improved each of the last 3 years.

Randolph Heights Elementary

State Rank: 134

St. Paul Rank: 3

Student/Teacher Ratio: 21.3

What makes this school special?

Randolph Heights has been improving in their statewide performance for the past 4 years, which is a good sign of a school that is actively trying to improve. The school has also been steadily increasing their enrollment since 2009.

Top Middle Schools

Highland Park Middle School

State Rank: 358 (out of 518)

St. Paul Rank: 1 (out of 6)

Student/Teacher Ratio: 17.7

What makes this school special?

With an intimate student/teacher ratio, Highland Park offers a diverse student body and a statewide performance that has been consistently improving over the last several years.

Murray Middle School

State Rank: 401

St. Paul Rank: 2

Student/Teacher Ratio: 15.3

What makes this school special?

Similar to Highland Park, Murray Middle School offers a diverse enrollment and is trending upwards in the statewide rankings.

Top High Schools

Central Senior High

State Rank: 178 (out of 494)

St. Paul Rank: 1 (out of 15)

Student/Teacher Ratio: 20.4

What makes this school special?

Central Senior High made huge strides from 2016-2017 in terms of academic performance and test scores, illustrating a high school that is determined to keep improving.

Highland Park Senior High

State Rank: 281

St. Paul Rank: 2

Student/Teacher Ratio: 21.4

What makes this school special?

Highland park has drastically improved their test scores when compared to other high schools in the state from 2017-2018.

Alternative Learning Schools

A.G.A.P.E. Teen Parent

Grades: 5-12

Alternative Learning Center Secondary Extended Programs

Grades: 5-12

Alternative Learning Center Secondary Special Sites

Grades: 6-12

Anna Westin House

Grades: 4-12

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