2018 Best Charter High Schools in MinnesotaAbout this List

The 2018 Best Charter High Schools ranking is based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and charter school ratings. Read more on how this ranking was calculated.

  1. St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists

    • Public School
    • Saint Paul, MN
    • 9-12
    • 148
    7 Best Charter High Schools in Minnesota

    Parent: St. Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists is a unique school in that it trains high school students in the performing arts as well as gives them a good overall high school education. Students come from all over the Twin Cities and surrounding areas- many of them by city bus. There is great diversity ethnically and economically. It give students a real-life cross section of the population as well as an excellent education in their fields of artistic expression. The school has continued to improve academically over the years to the point that it is quite competitive with other traditional high schools. Because of the nature of the school and it's urban setting, there are no sports teams or extra-curricular activities other than student council and the yearbook staff. Many of the students pursue their art forms with private lessons or classes after school, so would not be able to stay for after-school activities. Also, due to the dual nature of the education, the school day is an hour longer than most traditional high schools. They do have several showcase performances for family throughout the year to show what they have been working on, so we do get the opportunity to see their work, but by and large, there are not many opportunities for parents to become involved in the school. However, the staff is always working on ways to keep lines of communication open with parents- especially as they approach the time to start applying for colleges.

    The faculty, in my experience, has been very easy to approach. The format for teacher conferences is very conducive to frank conversations and I have not been disappointed with any of the faculty.
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    • A-
      Overall Niche Grade
    • 620 Students
    • 15:1 Student-Teacher Ratio
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