Best Minnesota Schools- Top 10 MN School Districts- ACT Scores

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Homebuyers and their families face an overwhelming number of factors and statistics to consider when searching for top Minnesota school districts. Statistics include dropout rates, student/teacher ratios, number of graduates who go on to college. Other important factors in the decision making process are special needs programs, music, sports, and courses offered.

An easy way to gauge the academic quality of a Minnesota school district is to use the reported ACT scores as an index. Most educators and parents would agree that using the ACT scores to determine the “quality” would be oversimplistic; many other factors, i.e. number of students taking the ACT may skew the importance of this statistic. ACT scores should not be the only consideration. However, many parents use this statistic as a starting point.

Top Ten ACT Composite Scores for Minnesota Schools

Here is a list of public school districts that scored high on the ACT in 2006, Please note that the accuracy of this information is not guaranteed, and that the list only includes districts for which ACT scores were readily available.. Parents are encouraged to confirm data with the respective school districts. You can also look for more school district information at Local School Directory.  Here is a list of ACT scores for top school districts in Minnesota:

Av. ACT score School District

25.3 Edina
24.5 Minnetonka
24.4 Mahtomedi
24.1 Orono
24.0 Mounds View
24.0 St. Anthony-New Brighton
23.8 Eden Prairie
23.3 Hopkins
23.3 Monticello
23.3 Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan
23.1 W St. Paul/Mendota Heights/Eagan

National and MN composite ACT score averages:
Total possible=36


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