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Teaching Schools in Minnesota Districts

Minnesota has more than 162 school districts, from St. louis county County's to Wabasha county County's and everywhere in between.

Here's a list of all districts with more than 1,000 students, plus some key information if you're interested in becoming a teacher in Minnesota. Don't miss our report on Minnesota Teacher Salaries!

District County Number of Students Number of Full Time Teachers Total Education Expenditures
St Louis County School DistrictSt Louis County School District St. louis 1,910 139 $23,585,000
Chisago Lakes School District Chisago Lakes School District Chisago 3,380 192 $32,322,000
Minnewaska School District Minnewaska School District Pope 1,186 80 $14,073,000
Eveleth-gilbert School District Eveleth-gilbert School District St. louis 1,014 66 $11,243,000
Intermediate School District 287 Intermediate School District 287 Hennepin 1,209 279 $71,830,000
Sibley East School District Sibley East School District Sibley 1,199 82 $12,432,000
Pipestone Area School District Pipestone Area School District Pipestone 1,142 79 $13,160,000
Minnesota Transitions Charter Sch Minnesota Transitions Charter Sch Hennepin 2,863 140 $29,243,000
Howard Lake-waverly-winsted Howard Lake-waverly-winsted Wright 1,137 74 $10,876,000
Fairmont Area School District Fairmont Area School District Martin 1,720 101 $17,021,000
Glencoe-silver Lake School District Glencoe-silver Lake School District Mcleod 1,601 99 $16,747,000
Blue Earth Area Public School Blue Earth Area Public School Faribault 1,169 80 $12,352,000
Duluth Public Schools AcademyDuluth Public Schools Academy St. louis 1,380 111 $13,723,000
Redwood Area School District Redwood Area School District Redwood 1,117 87 $11,471,000
Jackson County Central School DistJackson County Central School Dist Jackson 1,173 82 $11,848,000
Plainview-elgin-millville Plainview-elgin-millville Wabasha 1,481 95 $12,625,000
Hiawatha AcademiesHiawatha Academies Hennepin 1,050 74 $7,535,000
Hmong College Prep AcademyHmong College Prep Academy Ramsey 1,363 95 $11,452,000
St Croix Preparatory AcademySt Croix Preparatory Academy Washington 1,154 64 $8,097,000
Tri-city United School DistrictTri-city United School District Le sueur 1,945 128 $17,138,000
Morris Area Public SchoolsMorris Area Public Schools Stevens 1,028 72 $10,218,000
Aitkin Public School District Aitkin Public School District Aitkin 1,200 82 $11,670,000
Albany Public School District Albany Public School District Stearns 1,724 118 $15,331,000
Albert Lea Public School District Albert Lea Public School District Freeborn 3,397 234 $39,333,000
Alexandria Public School District Alexandria Public School District Douglas 3,989 259 $37,095,000
Annandale Public School District Annandale Public School District Wright 1,795 100 $16,387,000
Anoka-hennepin Public School DistAnoka-hennepin Public School Dist Anoka 38,016 1955 $415,768,000
Austin Public School District Austin Public School District Mower 4,920 333 $52,917,000
Bagley Public School District Bagley Public School District Clearwater 1,023 71 $10,651,000
Becker Public School District Becker Public School District Sherburne 2,825 159 $24,988,000
Belle Plaine Public School District Belle Plaine Public School District Scott 1,635 108 $14,601,000
Bemidji Public School District Bemidji Public School District Beltrami 5,235 322 $57,054,000
Big Lake Public School District Big Lake Public School District Sherburne 3,210 167 $30,470,000
Bloomington Public School District Bloomington Public School District Hennepin 10,399 669 $126,514,000
Brainerd Public School District Brainerd Public School District Crow wing 6,648 380 $71,817,000
Brooklyn Center School District Brooklyn Center School District Hennepin 2,401 152 $27,880,000
Buffalo-hanover-montrose Public SchBuffalo-hanover-montrose Public Sch Wright 5,831 321 $54,713,000
Burnsville Public School District Burnsville Public School District Dakota 9,200 613 $115,682,000
Byron Public School District Byron Public School District Olmsted 1,958 104 $16,107,000
Cambridge-isanti Public School Dist Cambridge-isanti Public School Dist Isanti 4,907 276 $42,781,000
Cannon Falls Public School District Cannon Falls Public School District Goodhue 1,101 71 $10,933,000
Cass Lake-bena Public Schools Cass Lake-bena Public Schools Cass 1,245 114 $17,635,000
Centennial Public School District Centennial Public School District Anoka 6,542 352 $66,947,000
Eastern Carver County Public School Eastern Carver County Public School Carver 9,533 573 $93,594,000
Cloquet Public School District Cloquet Public School District Carlton 2,549 160 $26,060,000
Rocori Public School District Rocori Public School District Stearns 2,081 119 $19,201,000
Greenway Public School District Greenway Public School District Itasca 1,043 68 $11,652,000
Columbia Heights Public School Dist Columbia Heights Public School Dist Anoka 3,178 215 $40,189,000
Crookston Public School District Crookston Public School District Polk 1,284 86 $13,225,000
Crosby-ironton Public School DistCrosby-ironton Public School Dist Crow wing 1,085 68 $11,395,000
Dassel-cokato Public School DistDassel-cokato Public School Dist Wright 2,285 136 $20,284,000
Delano Public School District Delano Public School District Wright 2,448 135 $21,042,000
Detroit Lakes Public School DistDetroit Lakes Public School Dist Becker 3,034 197 $29,459,000
Dilworth-glyndon-felton Dilworth-glyndon-felton Clay 1,663 107 $13,220,000
Dover-eyota Public School District Dover-eyota Public School District Olmsted 1,132 75 $9,963,000
Duluth Public School District Duluth Public School District St. louis 8,632 468 $94,691,000
East Grand Forks Public School Dist East Grand Forks Public School Dist Polk 1,881 112 $16,476,000
Edina Public School District Edina Public School District Hennepin 8,533 515 $90,537,000
Elk River Public School District Elk River Public School District Sherburne 13,136 648 $124,475,000
Minnetonka Public School District Minnetonka Public School District Hennepin 10,223 605 $100,199,000
Faribault Public School District Faribault Public School District Rice 3,888 281 $42,348,000
Farmington Public School District Farmington Public School District Dakota 7,119 396 $61,817,000
Fergus Falls Public School District Fergus Falls Public School District Otter tail 2,677 152 $24,161,000
Foley Public School District Foley Public School District Benton 1,885 108 $16,789,000
Forest Lake Public School District Forest Lake Public School District Washington 6,595 375 $72,194,000
Fridley Public School District Fridley Public School District Anoka 3,025 190 $35,443,000
Grand Rapids Public School District Grand Rapids Public School District Itasca 4,142 229 $39,816,000
Hastings Public School District Hastings Public School District Dakota 4,518 250 $48,936,000
Hermantown Public School District Hermantown Public School District St. louis 2,150 112 $17,029,000
Hibbing Public School District Hibbing Public School District St. louis 2,455 138 $24,907,000
Holdingford Public School District Holdingford Public School District Stearns 1,046 66 $8,692,000
Eden Prairie Public School District Eden Prairie Public School District Hennepin 8,999 554 $104,579,000
Hopkins Public School District Hopkins Public School District Hennepin 6,958 455 $82,850,000
Houston Public School District Houston Public School District Houston 1,952 114 $21,702,000
Hutchinson Public School District Hutchinson Public School District Mcleod 2,957 189 $28,567,000
International Falls School District International Falls School District Koochiching 1,090 64 $12,225,000
Inver Grove Heights Schools Inver Grove Heights Schools Dakota 3,823 197 $38,483,000
Jordan Public School District Jordan Public School District Scott 1,825 112 $16,684,000
Kasson-mantorville School District Kasson-mantorville School District Dodge 2,092 120 $17,786,000
La Crescent-hokah School DistrictLa Crescent-hokah School District Houston 1,145 74 $13,213,000
Lake City Public School District Lake City Public School District Wabasha 1,256 86 $12,043,000
Lakeville Public School District Lakeville Public School District Dakota 10,868 568 $104,797,000
Le Sueur-henderson School DistrictLe Sueur-henderson School District Le sueur 1,036 71 $10,828,000
Litchfield Public School District Litchfield Public School District Meeker 1,591 94 $16,584,000
Little Falls Public School District Little Falls Public School District Morrison 2,517 169 $25,592,000
Luverne Public School District Luverne Public School District Rock 1,220 84 $11,650,000
Mahtomedi Public School District Mahtomedi Public School District Washington 3,315 175 $33,478,000
Mankato Public School District Mankato Public School District Blue earth 8,299 501 $78,239,000
Marshall Public School District Marshall Public School District Lyon 2,503 179 $23,934,000
Melrose Public School District Melrose Public School District Stearns 1,359 81 $13,608,000
Milaca Public School District Milaca Public School District Mille lacs 1,862 130 $16,899,000
Minneapolis Public School DistMinneapolis Public School Dist Hennepin 36,645 2597 $536,463,000
Montevideo Public School District Montevideo Public School District Chippewa 1,340 87 $14,309,000
Monticello Public School District Monticello Public School District Wright 4,096 239 $46,805,000
Moorhead Public School District Moorhead Public School District Clay 6,366 384 $58,361,000
Mora Public School District Mora Public School District Kanabec 1,673 112 $15,450,000
Westonka Public School District Westonka Public School District Hennepin 2,294 127 $24,694,000
Mounds View Public School District Mounds View Public School District Ramsey 11,401 681 $124,107,000
New London-spicer School District New London-spicer School District Kandiyohi 1,449 93 $13,340,000
New Prague Area Schools New Prague Area Schools Scott 4,127 222 $34,722,000
New Ulm Public School District New Ulm Public School District Brown 2,027 130 $20,096,000
North Branch Public Schools North Branch Public Schools Chisago 2,860 180 $28,076,000
North St Paul-maplewood Oakdale DisNorth St Paul-maplewood Oakdale Dis Ramsey 10,535 625 $125,335,000
Northfield Public School District Northfield Public School District Rice 3,970 230 $41,845,000
Central Public School DistrictCentral Public School District Carver 1,029 67 $9,950,000
Orono Public School District Orono Public School District Hennepin 2,837 167 $29,722,000
Osseo Public School District Osseo Public School District Hennepin 20,511 1177 $241,220,000
Owatonna Public School District Owatonna Public School District Steele 4,959 289 $47,197,000
Park Rapids Public School District Park Rapids Public School District Hubbard 1,567 104 $15,271,000
Pequot Lakes Public Schools Pequot Lakes Public Schools Crow wing 1,643 97 $14,156,000
Perham-dent Public School DistrictPerham-dent Public School District Otter tail 1,456 97 $13,183,000
Pierz Public School District Pierz Public School District Morrison 1,147 71 $10,023,000
Pillager Public School DistrictPillager Public School District Cass 1,028 60 $8,887,000
Pine City Public School District Pine City Public School District Pine 1,640 119 $17,633,000
Pine Island Public School DistPine Island Public School Dist Goodhue 1,280 86 $10,189,000
Princeton Public School District Princeton Public School District Mille lacs 3,132 183 $29,924,000
Prior Lake-savage Area Schools Prior Lake-savage Area Schools Scott 8,002 416 $70,089,000
Proctor Public School District Proctor Public School District St. louis 1,832 97 $16,594,000
Red Wing Public School District Red Wing Public School District Goodhue 2,685 161 $30,729,000
Red Lake Public School District Red Lake Public School District Beltrami 1,464 134 $28,846,000
Richfield Public School District Richfield Public School District Hennepin 4,329 306 $54,221,000
Robbinsdale Public School District Robbinsdale Public School District Hennepin 12,714 778 $145,904,000
Rochester Public School District Rochester Public School District Olmsted 17,303 1070 $173,084,000
Rockford Public School District Rockford Public School District Wright 1,718 107 $16,239,000
Roseau Public School District Roseau Public School District Roseau 1,174 77 $11,739,000
Rosemount-apple Valley-eagan Rosemount-apple Valley-eagan Dakota 27,853 1635 $302,097,000
Roseville Public School District Roseville Public School District Ramsey 7,616 435 $89,802,000
Sartell-st Stephen School DistrictSartell-st Stephen School District Stearns 3,846 238 $31,833,000
Sauk Centre Public School District Sauk Centre Public School District Stearns 1,063 61 $10,004,000
Sauk Rapids-rice Public SchoolsSauk Rapids-rice Public Schools Benton 4,389 245 $34,641,000
Shakopee Public School District Shakopee Public School District Scott 8,165 520 $75,349,000
South St Paul Public School DistSouth St Paul Public School Dist Dakota 3,536 215 $35,691,000
Spring Lake Park Public Schools Spring Lake Park Public Schools Anoka 5,787 322 $50,794,000
St Anthony-new Brighton SchoolsSt Anthony-new Brighton Schools Hennepin 1,813 105 $17,509,000
St Charles Public School DistrictSt Charles Public School District Winona 1,005 63 $8,732,000
St Cloud Public School DistrictSt Cloud Public School District Stearns 10,233 693 $110,442,000
St Francis Public School DistrictSt Francis Public School District Anoka 4,692 255 $49,449,000
St Louis Park Public School DistSt Louis Park Public School Dist Hennepin 4,727 282 $52,139,000
St Michael-albertville School DistSt Michael-albertville School Dist Wright 6,096 328 $46,119,000
South Washington County School Dist South Washington County School Dist Washington 17,887 1074 $180,489,000
St Paul Public School DistrictSt Paul Public School District Ramsey 37,646 2274 $578,265,000
St Peter Public School DistrictSt Peter Public School District Nicollet 2,076 125 $20,586,000
Staples-motley School District Staples-motley School District Todd 1,164 81 $13,006,000
Stewartville Public School District Stewartville Public School District Olmsted 2,056 120 $17,540,000
Stillwater Area Public School DistStillwater Area Public School Dist Washington 8,176 421 $88,702,000
Thief River Falls School District Thief River Falls School District Pennington 2,027 139 $19,754,000
Esko Public School District Esko Public School District Carlton 1,228 65 $9,976,000
Triton School District Triton School District Dodge 1,141 83 $10,654,000
Lake Superior Public School DistLake Superior Public School Dist Lake 1,400 98 $14,560,000
Virginia Public School District Virginia Public School District St. louis 1,695 104 $19,372,000
Waconia Public School District Waconia Public School District Carver 3,925 222 $34,255,000
Warroad Public School District Warroad Public School District Roseau 1,023 71 $10,678,000
Waseca Public School District Waseca Public School District Waseca 1,906 122 $18,711,000
Watertown-mayer Public School DistWatertown-mayer Public School Dist Carver 1,576 102 $15,514,000
Wayzata Public School District Wayzata Public School District Hennepin 10,902 641 $115,655,000
West St Paul-mendota Hts-eaganWest St Paul-mendota Hts-eagan Dakota 4,964 320 $55,287,000
White Bear Lake School District White Bear Lake School District Ramsey 8,313 498 $90,492,000
Willmar Public School District Willmar Public School District Kandiyohi 4,162 289 $46,581,000
Windom Public School DistrictWindom Public School District Cottonwood 1,051 82 $10,870,000
Winona Area Public School District Winona Area Public School District Winona 3,127 228 $40,671,000
Worthington Public School District Worthington Public School District Nobles 3,221 209 $30,214,000
Zumbrota-mazeppa School District Zumbrota-mazeppa School District Wabasha 1,170 69 $10,296,000
Sources:
  • Public Elementary/Secondary School Universe Survey Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/pubschuniv.asp
  • Local Education Agency (School District) Finance Survey (F-33) Data, Common Core of Data (CCD) 2013-14, National Center for Education Statistics, https://nces.ed.gov/ccd/f33agency.asp