Public Schools in Benton County, Minnesota

There are 15 Public Schools in Benton County, Minnesota, serving a population of 39,360 people in an area of 409 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 2,624 people, and 1 Public School per 27 square miles.

In Minnesota, Benton County is ranked 81st of 87 counties in Public Schools per capita, and 20th of 87 counties in Public Schools per square mile.

List of Benton County Public Schools

Find Benton County, Minnesota public schools, including charter schools, k-12, elementary, middle, and high schools.


Benton-Stearns Education Center 324 3rd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN

Central Mn Area Learn Cntr - Foley 840 Norman Avenue North Foley, MN

Central Mn. Alc - Sauk Rapids 1833 Osauka Road Northeast Sauk Rapids, MN

Central NM Correction School 1833 Osauka Road Northeast Sauk Rapids, MN

Foley Elementary 743 Penn Street Foley, MN

Foley Intermediate Elementary 840 Norman Avenue North Foley, MN

Foley Senior High 621 Penn Street Foley, MN

Lincoln Elementary 336 5th Avenue Southeast St. Cloud, MN

Mississippi Heights Elementary 1003 4th Street South Sauk Rapids, MN

Pleasant View Elementary 1009 6th Avenue North Sauk Rapids, MN

Pleasantview Elementary School 1009 6th Avenue North Sauk Rapids, MN

Rice Elementary 200 Northeast 3rd Avenue Rice, MN

Sauk Rapids Ecfe 30 4th Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN

Sauk Rapids-Rice Middle School 901 1st Street South Sauk Rapids, MN

Sauk Rapids-Rice Senior High 1835 Osauka Road Northeast Sauk Rapids, MN

About Benton County Public Schools

Benton County Public Schools are tuition-free, publicly funded schools that are legally required to accept and provide an education to all children from Kindergarten age through Grade 12 in Benton County, MN. Each of the fifty state constitutions includes a requirement for the provision of a Public School system, and each state, including Minnesota, also has a compulsory education law that requires school-age children to attend school.

You may contact Public Schools for questions about:
  • Benton County Public School calendars
  • Admissions policies and enrollment
  • Benton County school district
  • Academics and school curriculum
  • School buses and transportation

Benton County Public School Statistics

Find Benton County Public School Enrollment and Educational Attainment (Age 25+). Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Benton County Public School Enrollment
 Benton CountyMinnesota
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment410 (73.2%)61,164 (64.6%)
Kindergarten Enrollment481 (87.3%)63,077 (88.4%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)2,002 (89.7%)253,970 (89.1%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)1,978 (91.1%)259,736 (89.8%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)1,796 (92.7%)268,982 (91.8%)
Benton County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Benton CountyMinnesota
Less than 9th Grade Education649 (2.4%)109,242 (2.9%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)1,378 (5.2%)153,159 (4.1%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)8,233 (31.1%)930,058 (24.9%)