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B
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  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 8,462 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 16 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 60% in reading.
Address
215 N 1st Ave E
Duluth, MN 55802
Telephone
(218) 336-8752
Website

Duluth Public School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
60%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
74%
Average SAT
1310
26 responses
Average ACT
27
243 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
8,462
Free or Reduced Lunch
43.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
16:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$58,397
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$153,928,000
Expenses Per Student
$14,137/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    67%
  • Support Services
    29%
  • Other
    4%

Duluth Public School District Reviews

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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.
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There are numerous aspects of our district that could be improved. We have little diversity and fail to teach students to understand differences. Consistently we emphasize sports over activities. Living in such harsh climate makes it difficult to ensure safety in severe weather, students have been unquestionably failed due to keeping the school open when roads are ice and temperatures pelmet. Despite these issues, educators are generous, passionate, and approachable. Teachers aren't scary tyrants, but leaders, who respect students and care for their well being. The variety of teaching styles and personalities, allow anyone to fit in, showing this is a very good district.
Great teachers that have the knowledge and experience to help students excel academically in high school and beyond. I wish the administration would pay actual attention to the student body and better announce new policies and rules such as banning jackets in the classroom. A ban that is outright ridiculous in a city where winter temperatures regularly drop below 0 without even considering windchill factors. The recent turmoil over the administration wide ban on the books "To Kill a Mocking Bird" and "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" has also led many students to believe that the current administration does not adequately acknowledge the student body. The overall feeling is that the administration would rather gloss over important topics such as racism instead of getting into a difficult discussion that is necessary, now so more than ever, to better our society for future generations.