This section of charts contains education data for ZIP code 55779 Minnesota based mainly on the latest year 2021 American Community Survey census data but also the survey from Common Core Data available for Public Elementary through Secondary Schools. In Figure 1, the percent of all people aged 25 years or older, who have either graduated from high school or completed the Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some equivalent certification/credential. 55779 shows it has a High School Grad or higher of 95% which is the third most of all other zip codes in the local area. The zip code with the highest percent high school graduates or better in the area is 55717 which depicts a high school graduates of 98% (only about 3.4% larger).
In Figure 2, the percentage of people aged 25 years or older who have graduated from college/university with at least a bachelor's degree is provided. Note that the bachelor's degree is also called a four-year degree because it normally takes four years of full-time study to finish the course curriculum required to obtain the degree. This chart portrays the proportion of the population in this region who are college graduates with at least a bachelor degree or higher. In many ways, this analysis alongside the prior chart are very quick measures of the level of education in any particular area. ZIP code 55779 depicts it has a Bachelors Degree or higher of 22% which is the third most percent with a bachelors degree or higher of all other zip codes in the greater ZIP code 55779 region. The zip code with the highest percent with a bachelors degree or higher in the area is 55811 which depicts a percent with a bachelors degree of 38% (68.3% larger).
Figure 4 shows the percentage of people 25 years of age or older who either have no schooling at all or dropped out of school before being able to complete high school. Additionally, these are people who also do not have a Graduate Equivalency Degree (GED) or some other high school level type credential/student achievement. This analysis, along with the last two charts, provides another high level review and comparative data on the ZIP code 55779 Minnesota educational level. 55779 depicts it has a School Dropout Rate of 5% which is less than most other zip codes in the surrounding region. The zip code with the highest percent who dropped out of school in the area is 55711 which depicts a percent who dropped out of school of 9% (70.1% larger).
The next chart shows a break down of people who have received a bachelor's degree or higher advanced degree generally in a campus learning environment. In particular, Figure 6, provides the proportional breakdown of all the people who have received a postsecondary education along with what the level of advanced degree that was obtained. Note that these categories do not include any type professional development type activities such as those related to maintaining professional credentials in workshop lessons. Note Professional Degree includes medical, dental, lawyers, etc. ZIP code 55779 has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with an associate degree at 48% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger zip code being 55811 with 50%. Second, it has less than most other zip codes in the surrounding region as measured by percent of people with a bachelors degree at 13% of the total.
The chart in Figure 7 shows the broad area of academic concentration or the discipline for people who have received a bachelors degree. This high level classification is essentially the field of study for which a degree was obtained. ZIP code 55779 has the largest proportion of percent of people with an arts, humanities, or other degree at 23.0% of the total and is ranked #1.
The next chart (Figure 8) provides a more detailed deep dive on the category of major degree obtained for people aged 25 years or older who earned a bachelor's degree or higher. Specifically, this frequency distribution details out what the major field of study was the degree obtained. ZIP code 55779 has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in science and engineering related fields at 23.0% of the total and is ranked #1. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with a degree in communications at 9.0% of the total and is ranked #1. The next exhibit (Figure 11) provides detailed cross tabulation analysis that provides education success data broken out or cross tabulated by age group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
Figure 12 is a cross tabulation analysis that shows large educational success categories and is broken out or cross tabulated by racial group. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.The final cross tabulation analysis is provided in Figure 13 and shows education success broken out by gender. Please note that the columns add to 100% and you must use the pagination buttons at the bottom of the table to see all the rows.
ZIP code 55779 School Enrollment Charts
The next section of chart resources look at school enrollment by a variety of educational institutions and are categorized into a number of other groupings. Figure 14 provides the overall school enrollment by broad range of school age/level groupings. ZIP code 55779 has the percentage of percent of children in kindergarten in the mid point range of other zip codes in the greater region at 21.7% of the total. Second, it has one of the largest proportions of percent of children in grades 5 to 8 at 28.7% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger zip code being 55711 with 44.3%. Third, it has less than most other zip codes in the metropolitan area in terms of percent of children in grades 9 to 12 at 15.6% of the total.
Figure 15 provides a simple high level comparison of the proportion of students that are enrolled in public schools versus students enrolled in private schools in the ZIP code 55779 Minnesota region. ZIP code 55779 depicts percent enrolled in public schools considerably bigger as the percent enrolled in private schools.
The next comparison provided in Figure 16 shows the proportion of students enrolled in private schools versus students enrolled public schools for students enrolled in Kindergarten through 8th grade (grade 8) or (K through 8). ZIP code 55779 depicts percent of children enrolled in public k-8 grades markedly bigger as the percent of children enrolled in private k-8 grades.
Figure 17 provides a comparative analysis all students enrolled in a public high school versus those students who are enrolled in private high school schools. ZIP code 55779 shows percent enrolled in a public high school substantially bigger as the percent enrolled in a private high school.
The next chart (Figure 18) provides a similar analysis to the last chart but provides the data for public post secondary education versus private higher education colleges. ZIP code 55779 depicts percent enrolled in a public college markedly bigger as the percent enrolled in a private college.
The next chart in this series of resources shown in Figure 20 looks at the total number of students enrolled in any educational institution for each place in the greater ZIP code 55779 region. (Total enrollment in this case includes all students from preschool all the way through students enrolled in graduate school.) ZIP code 55779 shows it has a Total Enrolled of 852 which is in the middle range of other zip codes in the local area. The zip code with the highest total population enrolled in school in the area is 55811 which shows a total population enrolled in school of 8,405 ( substantially bigger). Comparing total population enrolled in school to the United States average of 80,497,960, ZIP code 55779 is only about 0.0% the size. Also, benchmarked against the state of Minnesota, total population enrolled in school of 1,392,298, ZIP code 55779 is only about 0.1% the size.
ZIP code 55779 Area Schools Charts
Figure 23 lists all the schools in the area along with the school district, county location and other program information/credential such as if they are a public charter school or private charter school or magnet school. Some of the Area Schools are: South Ridge Elementary, South Ridge Secondary, Pike Lake Elementary, Hermantown Early Childhood, and Hermantown Senior High. The next illustration in Figure 24 shows the total child school enrollment for all grades (through 12th grade) at the school shown using NCES data (Common Core of Data, Public Elementary-Secondary School Universe Survey.) Looking at Enrollment for Area Schools we find that Hermantown Middle ranks the largest with a value of 794 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Cloquet Senior (692), Winterquist Elementary (667), Hermantown Senior High (647), and Washington Elementary (621). The difference between the highest value (Hermantown Middle) and the next highest (Cloquet Senior) is that the enrolled students is about 14.7% larger.
Figure 25 show the ratio of the number of students to the number of teachers in the classroom. A good student to teacher ratio should be low because it indicates that there are less students for any one teacher to educate in a class and generally a better learning environment, better success and optimal teaching excellence. Teachers includes all educational staff such as special education teachers and any other educator. Note that distance learning (online learning/remote learning) is not included in these values. Looking at Student to Teacher Ratio for Area Schools we find that Cloquet Area Alt. Ed. Programs ranks the largest with a value of 7.5 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Hermantown Early Childhood (8.2), South Ridge Secondary (13.6), South Ridge Elementary (13.9), and Churchill Elementary (15.1). The difference between the lowest value (Cloquet Area Alt. Ed. Programs) and the next lowest (Hermantown Early Childhood) is that the student to teacher ratio is 10.0% larger.
The next chart, Figure 26, shows the racial mix of students at each location in this district of the state of Minnesota department of education.
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