#1 Elementary School in MN and #1 in Yellow Medicine County

Clarkfield Charter School

301 13th St, Clarkfield, MN 56223

How Good is Clarkfield Charter School?

Report Card

A+ Academic Results
A+ Learning Enviroment
NA School Safety
A+ Overall Grade

Clarkfield Charter School is a elementary school in Clarkfield, Minnesota. It is in Yellow Medicine County. Serving grades K-6, the school has 53 students and a student–teacher ratio of 9 students per teacher.

This school received an overall grade of A+. Compared to other state schools Clarkfield Charter School scores are significantly above average. When compared to other elementary schools, the school ranks 1 for Minnesota and 1 in Yellow Medicine County.

To calculate school grades, The School Review uses data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. We take this information and compare dozens of data points to assign every school a grade for academics, safety and learning environment. These scores are combined to calculate the overall grade. Our methodology page has details on our grading system.


The academic score for a school is determined by looking at a number of factors, such as student performance on Minnesota standardized tests. Clarkfield Charter School performs significantly above average compared to other Minnesota elementary schools for academics. The school's grade for this metric is A+.

Source: MN Standardized Tests
Academics Grade A+
Test Performance Excellent

Learning Enviroment

A school’s learning environment is evaluated by looking at a number of factors including student–teacher ratio, teacher certifications and absenteeism rate. For learning environment, Clarkfield Charter School performs significantly above average when compared to other elementary schools in Minnesota and earned the grade of A+ for this measure.

Students : Teacher
MN Avg. 15
Uncertified Teachers
MN Avg. 1%
New Teachers
MN Avg. 14%
Learning Enviroment Grade A+
Student–Teacher Ratio Excellent
Student Absenteeism Excellent
Teacher Absenteeism N/A
Teacher Certifications Excellent
Teacher Experience N/A


Suspension rates and number of physical altercations are used to determine a school’s safety. The safety grade was not calculated for this school due incomplete data.

Safety Grade N/A
In-School Suspensions N/A
Out-of-School Suspensions N/A
Physical Altercations N/A


Basic student body information from Clarkfield Charter School can be seen below. A school’s demographics are not used when calculating its score.

Students w/ Disablities
MN Avg. 14%
Free Lunch
MN Avg. 31%
Econ. Disadvantaged
MN Avg. 39%
% Race/Ethnicity
% Male/Female
Total Enrollment 53
Minority Students 8
Diversity Index 17
Students with Disablities 7
Economically Disadvantaged 55%
Limited English Proficiency 0%
Gifted Students N/A


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Academic Overperformance III - Awarded to schools which perform substantially higher on standardized tests than predicted given the socioeconomic composition of their student body. Less than half a percent of schools nationwide qualify for this award. Read more about how this metric was calculated and why TheSchoolReview feels it is important to recognize these schools outperforming academic expectations.

Compare Nearby Schools

In the table below, the closest schools to Clarkfield Charter School are listed. Grades for the schools are listed in the table. If you would like a complete list of local schools, visit the Clarkfield, Minnesota schools page.

School Overall Grade Academic Results Learning Enviroment School Safety
1 Montevideo Middle School A- A A B+
2 Sanford Education Center N/A N/A C N/A
3 Ramsey Elementary School B B B+ B-
4 Bert Raney Elementary School B C A+ N/A
5 Lakeview Elementary School B+ B+ B+ B+

Clarkfield Charter School - Quick FAQ

At the time we collected data, these were the answers to common questions about the school.

  • How many students attend Clarkfield Charter School? 53
  • How good of a school is Clarkfield Charter School? The school received an overall grade of A+, which means it is significantly above average when compared to similar schools within the state.
  • What school county is Clarkfield Charter School in? The school is located in Yellow Medicine County.
  • How can I contact Clarkfield Charter School? The school's number is (320) 669-1995. You can visit their website at http://www.clarkfieldareacharter.org/index.html.
  • Where is Clarkfield Charter School? 301 13th St, Clarkfield, Minnesota 56223

How we rate schools?

We rank elementary schools across three criteria: Academics, Learning Environment, and Safety. We assess Academics using statewide standardized test scores, by comparing each school’s test performance to the distribution of elementary schools on the same test in the state. We then compute overall achievement by averaging a school’s standardized performance across subjects and years. We evaluate a school’s Learning Environment by combining various classroom indicators, such as the ratio of teachers to students and the percent of teachers who are novice, uncertified, or chronically absent. Finally, we measure the Safety of an elementary school from the percent of students receiving in-school and out-of-school suspensions and the reported incidents of physical altercations per 100 students. While we recognize any ranking metric is inherently subjective, we believe our grades can serve as a valuable resource to help students and parents compare neighborhood schools and find the best school to fit their desired educational needs.

Nearby Schools
Montevideo Middle School
2001 William Ave Montevideo, MN 56265
Sanford Education Center
412 S 13th St Montevideo, MN 56265
Ramsey Elementary School
501 Hamilton Ave Montevideo, MN 56265
Bert Raney Elementary School
555 7th St Granite Falls, MN 56241
Lakeview Elementary School
875 Barstad Rd N Cottonwood, MN 56229