Charter schools in Minnesota
started or supported by the funders

Sorted by size of largest school demographic

Greatest demo School # students % proficient avg $
1.  100 % Black Higher Ground Academy 1,052 32.8 $ 305,393
2.  100 % Black Twin Cities International Schools [nee Minnesota International Middle Charter] 924 17.8 $ 82,500
3.  100 % Black Twin Cities International Elementary School CLOSED 588 51.3 $ 272,200
4.  99 % Black STEP Academy Charter School 703 24.1 $ 20,000
5.  99 % Asian Community School of Excellence 1,494 22.9 $ 360,000
6.  99 % Black Ubah Medical Academy Charter School 257 20.7 $ 110,000
7.  99 % Black Midway Star Academy - nee Dugsi Academy 416 14.4 $ 110,000
8.  98 % Black LoveWorks Academy For Arts 149 9.4 $ 545,000
9.  98 % Black Friendship Academy of Fine Arts 327 5.2 $ 1,216,500
10.  97 % Asian Hmong College Prep Academy 2,406 15.2 $ 465,000
11.  95 % Black Harvest Preparatory Charter School CLOSED 306 43.9 $ 3,099,438
12.  95 % Black Best Academy Inc. 617 21.3 $ 1,770,500
13.  95 % White North Shore Community School 358 58.7 $ 230,000
14.  94 % Hispanic El Colegio Charter School 83 3.4 $ 350,050
15.  94 % Black Mastery School CLOSED 230 27.7 $ 1,614,000
16.  93 % Asian New Millennium Academy Charter 818 17.9 $ 274,058
17.  93 % Black Cedar Riverside Community School CLOSED 140 27.1 $ 172,975
18.  92 % White Swan River Montessori Charter School 164 46.1 $ 10,000
19.  92 % Black Excell Academy Charter 510 14.9 $ 575,760
20.  91 % Hispanic Partnership Academy, Inc. 523 10.2 $ 413,294
21.  91 % Black Hennepin Elementary School dba Hennepin Schools 387 21.4 $ 1,260,293
22.  91 % White Crosslake Community Charter School 431 42.9 $ 23,466
23.  91 % Asian Sejong Academy of Minnesota 361 26.8 $ 261,925
24.  90 % White Minnesota New Country School 214 31.5 $ 4,200
25.  89 % Black KIPP Minnesota 443 7.7 $ 7,093,764
26.  88 % Hispanic Hiawatha Academies 1,547 11.7 $ 11,095,449
27.  88 % Asian Noble Academy 579 25.1 $ 230,000
28.  86 % White Clarkfield Charter School CLOSED 51 89.6 $ 2,500
29.  86 % White New Century Academy 138 43.1 $ 4,000
30.  85 % Black Global Academy 451 42.2 $ 1,203,199
31.  85 % Black Sankofa Underground North Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 250,000
32.  85 % Black Twin Lakes STEM Academy - nee Tesfa International School 147 23.1 $ 450,000
33.  84 % White North Lakes Academy 599 41.6 $ 230,000
34.  84 % White Twin Cities German Immersion School 587 61.5 $ 299,494
35.  83 % White Kaleidoscope Charter School 528 42.4 $ 230,000
36.  83 % White Great Expectations 136 46.5 $ 10,000
37.  83 % White PACT Charter School 686 51.4 $ 75,000
38.  83 % White Prairie Creek Community School 177 67.6 $ 68,787
39.  82 % White World Learner Charter School 204 48.0 $ 230,000
40.  82 % White EdVisions Schools Inc. 112 61.2 $ 2,328,472
41.  81 % Black Minnesota Internship Center 339 1.0 $ 9,941
42.  80 % Hispanic Academia Cesar Chavez Charter School 547 4.4 $ 941,000
43.  79 % Asian College Preparatory Elementary 336 22.9 $ 250,000
44.  79 % Black Stride Academy Charter School 544 19.1 $ 320,000
45.  77 % White Northwest Passage High School [Coon Rapids Learning Center] 153 52.4 $ 72,000
46.  77 % White Level Up Academy 121 48.5 $ 122,000
47.  75 % Native American Bdote Learning Center 75 2.4 $ 693,000
48.  75 % White Lakes International Language Academy 1,301 45.7 $ 10,000
49.  74 % Asian Urban Academy Charter School 304 31.4 $ 620,150
50.  74 % White St. Croix Preparatory Academy 1,213 80.6 $ 452,616
51.  74 % White Great River School 794 52.5 $ 180,643
52.  74 % White Kato Public Charter School [Riverbend Academy] 62 20.4 $ 4,000
53.  73 % Black Sojourner Truth Academy 376 13.2 $ 143,147
54.  73 % White Cologne Academy 689 74.4 $ 227,323
55.  73 % Black Learning For Leadership Charter CLOSED 240 9.8 $ 30,000
56.  71 % Black Northeast College Prep 324 22.3 $ 2,129,475
57.  71 % White Cyber Village Academy 250 33.0 $ 163,000
58.  71 % Black Odyssey Academy CLOSED 308 13.2 $ 72,000
59.  70 % Black Legacy of Dr. Josie R. Johnson Montessori - nee Bright Water Elementary CLOSED 113 17.5 $ 731,288
60.  70 % White PIM Arts High School [nee Main Street School Performing Arts] 361 45.8 $ 200,562
61.  68 % Black High School for Recording Arts 241 5.8 $ 699,835
62.  68 % Native American Voyageurs Expeditionary 105 29.0 $ 85,000
63.  67 % Black Athlos Leadership Academy [New Visions School] 828 22.1 $ 2,500
64.  67 % White Technical Academies of Minnesota 152 17.9 $ 62,500
65.  66 % White Beacon Preparatory Academy CLOSED 388 47.3 $ 240,500
66.  66 % White Laura Jeffrey Academy Charter 80 50.6 $ 275,834
67.  65 % White Avalon School 269 47.8 $ 811,152
68.  64 % Asian Prairie Seeds Academy 760 21.7 $ 10,000
69.  64 % White New Heights School, Inc. 128 18.2 $ 230,000
70.  62 % White New City School 371 41.8 $ 136,000
71.  60 % Black Stonebridge World School 313 8.3 $ 235,000
72.  60 % White Nova Classical Academy 1,030 75.0 $ 683,444
73.  60 % White Minnesota Transitions Charter School 4,879 25.3 $ 585,000
74.  59 % White DaVinci Academy 970 54.3 $ 97,898
75.  57 % Native American Center School, Inc. [Minneapolis] 39 0.0 $ 1,201,373
76.  56 % White Upper Mississippi Academy 206 25.3 $ 305,645
77.  55 % Black Prodeo Academy 961 22.7 $ 3,409,572
78.  55 % White AFSA High School [Academy for Sciences and Agriculture] 420 30.8 $ 278,000
79.  54 % White International Spanish Language Academy 396 62.1 $ 58,297
80.  54 % Hispanic West Side Summit CLOSED 173 16.7 $ 297,000
81.  54 % Hispanic Venture Academy 303 4.4 $ 812,000
82.  53 % White Aspen Academy 647 60.0 $ 23,989
83.  53 % White Academic Arts High School [River Heights Charter School] 103 20.9 $ 4,000
84.  52 % White TEAM Academy 102 26.5 $ 154,000
85.  52 % White Yinghua Academy 822 69.6 $ 166,690
86.  51 % Black Lincoln International School 115 23.3 $ 250,000
87.  51 % White Southside Family Charter School 118 50.0 $ 378,945
88.  50 % White Cornerstone Montessori Elementary 133 47.9 $ 370,000
89.  49 % Native American TrekNorth High School 259 24.3 $ 10,000
90.  47 % Black Parnassus Preparatory School 1,384 49.1 $ 103,897
91.  47 % Hispanic St. Paul City School 538 6.5 $ 206,050
92.  44 % White Spero Academy [Fraser Academy] 205 20.1 $ 247,233
93.  43 % White Eagle Ridge Academy 1,489 63.6 $ 533,679
94.  42 % Asian Community of Peace Academy 776 15.3 $ 908,500
95.  41 % White Twin Cities Academy 602 22.8 $ 323,581
96.  40 % White Rivers Edge Academy CLOSED 70 14.8 $ 10,000
97.  40 % White Math and Science Academy 609 66.1 $ 101,506
98.  38 % White Metro Deaf School 82 16.7 $ 89,662
99.  38 % White Face to Face Academy 80 44.8 $ 11,048
100.   Minneapolis College Preparatory School CLOSED 112 33.6 $ 811,827
101.   ARC4H Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 335,000
102.   Sobriety High Charter School CLOSED n/a n/a $ 398,925
103.   Minneapolis Academy CLOSED 135 11.3 $ 363,999
104.   Carleton College [charter school] CLOSED n/a n/a $ 297,175
105.   Big Picture Twin Cities [Phillips Community School] CLOSED n/a n/a $ 295,000
106.   Minnesota School of Science CLOSED n/a n/a $ 250,000
107.   Academy of North Minneapolis CLOSED n/a 9.5 $ 220,000
108.   Leadership Preparatory Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 20,000
109.   Richard Allen Math-Science Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 240,000
110.   Prestige Academy Charter School [Ascension Academy] CLOSED n/a n/a $ 485,719
111.   Metro Tech Academy [Dunwoody Academy ] CLOSED n/a n/a $ 510,000
112.   General John Vessey Jr Leadership CLOSED n/a n/a $ 230,000
113.   Long Tieng Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 230,000
114.   New Salem Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 250,000
115.   Academy of Biosciences CLOSED n/a n/a $ 180,000
116.   Soul Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 10,000
117.   Worthington Area Language Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 85,000
118.   Recovery School of Southern MN CLOSED n/a n/a $ 10,000
119.   Colonel Charles D. Young Military Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 10,000
120.   Paideia Academy Charter School CLOSED 301 47.3 $ 180,000
121.   Elom International School CLOSED n/a n/a $ 250,000
122.   Hennepin County Military Preparatory Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 10,000
123.   Minnesota Academy of Technology CLOSED n/a n/a $ 70,018
124.   Minnesota Business Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 250,000
125.   Tarek Ibn Ziyad Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 85,000
126.   Dakota Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 40,000
127.   Cygnus Academy CLOSED n/a n/a $ 10,000
128.   Family Academy Charter School CLOSED n/a n/a $ 75,000
129.   Native Arts Charter School CLOSED n/a n/a $ 100,000
130.   New Voyage Academy Charter School [St. Paul Family Learning Center] CLOSED n/a n/a $ 93,500
131.   West Concord Public Charter School CLOSED 48 39.1 $ 32,000
132.   Harvest Network of Schools CLOSED n/a n/a $ 1,692,256
133.   Woodson Institute For Excellence (WISE School) CLOSED n/a n/a $ 221,000
134.   Minnesota Wildflower Montessori School n/a n/a $ 584,500
135.   Minnesota Online High School n/a n/a $ 105,000
136.   Seven Hills Preparatory Academy 1,149 n/a $ 47,156
137.   Glacial Hills Elementary n/a n/a $ 52,450
138.   Exploration High School n/a 38.6 $ 100,000
139.   New Century School n/a n/a $ 270,000
140.   Link Public Schools CLOSED n/a n/a $ 410,000
141.   Freedom Academy Charter School CLOSED n/a n/a $ 13,000
142.   Success Academy n/a n/a $ 20,000
143.   River Grove Elementary School n/a n/a $ 25,000
144.   Minnesota Learner Centered Network n/a n/a $ 100,000

 

 
 

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WFF Startups

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