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Minnesota New Country School

Minnesota New Country School is a coeducational public charter school for students in grades 6 through 12.

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Institution Type: Public Setting: Rural


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MNCS is a small charter school with focus on learning from hands on experience. At MNCS every student is treated as an individual. Students at MNCS receive credit by doing projects, which can be anything from a slideshow about dolphins to learning a computer programming language. Credit is earned based on the quality of learning demonstrated at the end product of the project. Students are given responsibility and choice regarding what they learn at MNCS. Students set their own goals and accomplish their own tasks.

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The Minnesota New Country School received a Noodle Innovative School Award in 2015.

Incorporates computers and an individualized, multi-disciplinary educational program. Makes use of community and business resources and utilizes Ted Sizer's essential principles.

Mission Statement

MNCS Core Values: Choice, Passion for Learning, Responsibility, Relationship




Public charter schools are supported through lower levels of direct, public funding, as well as though private subsidies. As with district public schools, they do not charge tuition to students who attend them.



70% of students graduate from Minnesota New Country School

Test Scores

20 Average score for the ACT Composite

Adequate Yearly Progress

AYP was Not Met Overall for the year 2012.

AYP for Attendance was Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Math was Not Met for the year 2012.

AYP for Reading was Met for the year 2012.

AYP is a measurement defined by the United States federal No Child Left Behind Act that allows the U.S. Department of Education to determine how every public school and school district in the country is performing academically according to results on standardized tests.

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 108
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
6 8
7 15
8 19
9 12
10 22
11 21
12 11

Minnesota New Country School's relatively even enrollment profile may offer insights into student retention rates, local population changes, real estate costs, and the accessibility of alternative educational options. to find out more about the specific factors influencing Minnesota New Country School's enrollment numbers.

Student Teacher Ratio 11 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Socioeconomic Diversity

33% of students qualify for a free or reduced price school lunch at Minnesota New Country School.

Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 87%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 8%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%
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