State Board of Education
The Minnesota state board of education existed by statute, but was abolished by the legislature as of December 31, 1999.
Chief State School Officer
Mary Cathryn Ricker
Appointed by the governor
Public Education Enrollment by Special Populations:
Free and Reduced Price Lunch: 38.4%
English Language Learners: 7.6%
Served by IDEA: 14.6%
2015 NAEP State Data
Below find the Reading data for Grade 4 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015. Additional national average data is included in the graph.
Below find the Mathematics data for Grade 8 by race/ethnicity between 2003 and 2015. Additional national average data is included in the graph.
The graduation rate gap between American Indian/Alaska Native students and their White peers is 35 percentage points, compared to 12 percentage points for the nation.
Adjusted cohort graduation rate between 2011 and 2015.
Year Charter School Law was Enacted: 1991
Number of Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 158
Number of Students Served by Charter Schools in the 2014-15 Year: 45,322
Charter School Cap Law: None.
ESSA Plan & Implementation
Learn about Minnesota’s ESSA plan.