Public Schools in Pennington County, Minnesota

There are 6 Public Schools in Pennington County, Minnesota, serving a population of 14,197 people in an area of 617 square miles. There is 1 Public School per 2,366 people, and 1 Public School per 102 square miles.

In Minnesota, Pennington County is ranked 74th of 87 counties in Public Schools per capita, and 67th of 87 counties in Public Schools per square mile.

List of Pennington County Public Schools

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


Challenger Elementary 601 County Road 61 Thief River Falls, MN

Franklin Middle 300 Spruce Avenue South Thief River Falls, MN

Goodridge Elementary 201 Osmund Avenue Goodridge, MN

Goodridge Elementary School Osmund Ave Goodridge, MN

Lincoln Senior High 101 Knight Avenue South Thief River Falls, MN

Northwest Area Learning Center 230 Labree Avenue South Thief River Falls, MN

About Pennington County Public Schools

Pennington 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 Pennington 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:
  • Pennington County Public School calendars
  • Admissions policies and enrollment
  • Pennington County school district
  • Academics and school curriculum
  • School buses and transportation

Pennington County Public School Statistics

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

Pennington County Public School Enrollment
 Pennington CountyMinnesota
Nursery & Preschool Enrollment173 (93.0%)61,164 (64.6%)
Kindergarten Enrollment197 (87.9%)63,077 (88.4%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 1-4)534 (88.4%)253,970 (89.1%)
Elementary School Enrollment (Grades 5-8)758 (96.3%)259,736 (89.8%)
High School Enrollment (Grades 9-12)706 (99.3%)268,982 (91.8%)
Pennington County Educational Attainment (Age 25+)
 Pennington CountyMinnesota
Less than 9th Grade Education271 (2.8%)109,242 (2.9%)
9-12th Grade (No Diploma)457 (4.7%)153,159 (4.1%)
High School Graduate (Including Equivalency)3,285 (33.8%)930,058 (24.9%)