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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Duluth Public School District is an above average, public school district located in Duluth, MN. It has 8,706 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 57% of students are at least proficient in math and 62% in reading.

Duluth Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
62%
Percent Proficient - Math
57%
Average Graduation Rate
78%
Average SAT
1290
42 responses
Average ACT
27
322 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,706
Free or Reduced Lunch
42%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$63,013
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.5%

Finances

Expenses Per Student
$15,572/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    68%
  • Support Services
    28%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$49,441
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$799
National
$949
Median Home Value
$157,100
National
$184,700

Duluth Public School District Reviews

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The Duluth School District is very good at providing educational opportunities for their students. I think with many incoming students, there are less lunch sessions, so students will have to plan on availability for items as well as space. But overall, good school with great teachers and faculty who are considerate.
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In my experience in the school system, I found my teachers in my high school years to be wonderful. Always if I treated them with respect, I recieved respect. It was a very fair environment that encouraged the students to work where they are at, that meaning if you were an honor student, you were supported in the honors programs and if you were struggling to get through classes there were always tutors and teachers available to help if you were willing to seek it.
There are a few amazing teachers here, but overall most of these teachers don’t do an effective job of reaching the students. The food here is terrible and far too expensive for what is given. My stomach often can’t handle the food... Duluth doesn’t have a very diverse population, but I think we’re pretty good about being kind towards everyone regardless of race, gender, sexuality, etc. The staff here seem to worry more about students wearing hats and being on their phones than their actual well being. I do not have a positive experience with the schools here, and the sports teams can be very closed off to people that aren’t within the same socio-economic status as the rest of the team.