Two school districts in Minnesota rank among the best in America > Minnesota

The past few years have been particularly tough for schoolchildren, teachers, and administrators as the COVID pandemic has devastated the education system in the United States and the rest of the world.

But as we emerge from this period of uncertainty, we will be reminded that there are still a number of quality schools and educators, including two Minnesota school districts that are recognized as some of the best in the country.

24/7 Wall Street has two lists touting the top teaching locations and top-ranked districts across the country.

In its list of “Best Places to Teach in America,” the site looked at a niche ranking of districts based on US Department of Education data on things like teacher absenteeism, average salary, and student-to-teacher ratios.

Ninth on the list is the 4-Lakes Country Service Cooperative in Fergus Falls.

The district has an average full-time teacher salary of $126,703, a student-teacher ratio of 15:1, zero percent of teachers absent more than 10 days per year for sickness/personal leave, and a 25% graduation rate.

Nationally, schools from Illinois and New York dominated with seven districts in the top ten.

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  1. Glenbrook High School District 225 – Glenview, Illinois
  2. New Trier Township High School District #203 – Northfield, Illinois
  3. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125 – Lincolnshire, Illinois
  4. Scarsdale Union Free School District – Scarsdale, New York
  5. Education Service Unit #03 – La Vista, Nebraska
  6. Greenwich Public Schools – Greenwich, Connecticut
  7. Jericho Union Free School District – Oyster Bay, New York
  8. Syosset Central School District – Syosset, New York
  9. Region 4-Lakes Country Service Cooperative – Fergus Falls, Minnesota
  10. Hewlett-Woodmere Union Free School District – Woodmere, New York

One district in Minnesota also made the top 50 on Wall Street’s 24/7 list of “Best-Ranked School Districts in America.”

The site again turned to Niche, who evaluated school districts based on self-reported standardized test scores, parent and student surveys, extracurricular activities, and indicators of teacher quality.

At number 46 on the list is the Wayzata Public School District in Plymouth.

The district has an enrollment of 12,013 students with a student-teacher ratio of 17:1 and an average graduation rate of 96%.

Overall, 81 percent of Wayzata District students can read and 79 percent can do math.

Not surprisingly, some of the same counties that made the top places to teach list also made the top-ranked counties list, with another impressive performance from Illinois and New York with seven of the top ten spots.

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  1. Adlai E. Stevenson High School District No. 125 – Lincolnshire, Illinois
  2. Glenbrook High School District 225 – Glenview, Illinois
  3. Great Neck Public Schools – Lake Success, New York
  4. Jericho Union Free School District – Oyster Bay, New York
  5. Syosset Central School District – Syosset, New York
  6. Roslyn Union Free School District – East Hills, New York
  7. New Trier Township High School District #203 – Northfield, Illinois
  8. West Lafayette Community School Corporation – West Lafayette, Indiana
  9. Palo Alto Unified School District – Palo Alto, California
  10. Eanes Independent School District – Austin, Texas

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