Charter and District School Demographics

Enrollment and Demographic Trends for MN Charter and District Public Schools

For twenty years, CSC has analyzed data submitted to the Minnesota Department of Education on student enrollment. This analysis shows the trends and demographics of student enrollment in Minnesota, Minneapolis and St. Paul district and charter public schools.  The analysis compares overall enrollment, and enrollment by race/ethnicity, free/reduced lunch, special education, and limited English proficiency.


  • Minnesota District-Chartered Public School Demographics and Trends, 2001-2018.  This update, completed in April, 2018 by Aaliyah Hodge with assistance from Joe Nathan, shows what has happened in Minnesota over a 17 year period.  The report is based on an analysis of data provided on the Minnesota Department of Education website.  It includes data from Minneapolis, St. Paul and statewide enrollment, demographics and trends.  thumbnail of FINAL MN Charter & District School Demographics 4.20.18 (2)


* Minnesota Charter School Enrollment 2001-2017 






Special thanks to Aaliyah Hodge, who completed this research 2018-2021, Ben Davis, who analyzed data for CSC as an intern while studying at the University of North Dakota, and to Jordan Lim, who analyzed data for us while studying at Macalester College.