Duluth, MN: Public and Private Schools Overview

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On Friday, July 20, 2012 - 17:28

Public Schools

Most public schools in Duluth are overseen by Duluth Public Schools, one of the city’s top employers. The city has two high schools, two middle schools and about a dozen elementary schools.

East Senior High is one of the best schools in the state. It was rated #40 out of almost 800 Minnesota schools by US News & World Report. Graduation rates for both of Duluth’s high schools are in the top 1 percent for the entire state.

But it’s not just the students who succeed in Duluth schools. The teachers have an average of more than 17 years of experience, and most educators have a Master's degree or higher.

Students have plenty of different ways to study in Duluth. Advanced Placement, honors and career training are just some of the options the schools provide.

Private Schools

Duluth is home to several private schools. The largest independent school is Marshall School, a private college preparatory institution that serves students from fourth-12th grades. Marshall School is known for its academic environment and touts that 50 percent of Duluth’s National Merit Finalists are Marshall students.


Learn more about higher education in Duluth.