This section of charts contains education data for Trail Minnesota based mainly on the latest year 2020 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. Trail depicts it has a High School Grad or higher of 78% which is the second smallest as measured by percent high school graduates or better of all the other places in the local area. The city with the highest percent high school graduates or better in the area is Gully which depicts a high school graduates of 100% (28.6% 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 Trail Minnesota educational level. Trail depicts it has a School Dropout Rate of 22% which is the second most percent who dropped out of school of all the places in the greater Trail region. The city with the highest percent who dropped out of school in the area is Gonvick which depicts a percent who dropped out of school of 26% (15.6% larger).
Figure 5 provides a more detailed look at the educational attainment for Trail Minnesota. This chart provides the proportion of people aged 25 years of age or older and what was their level of educational attainment. The chart provides 5 broad categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. Trail has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with no schooling at 17% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Gonvick with 26%. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people with high school degree, ged, or equivalent at 39% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 9 provides comparative data between the places in the greater Trail Minnesota region for broad educational attainment. This analysis uses provides five broad education attainment categories including: No Education/No School, Some High School, High School or equivalent, Some college or Associates Degree, and Bachelors Degree or higher. Trail has the largest proportion of percent of people with high school (or ged) at 38.9% of the total and is ranked #1.
A more detailed frequency distribution of educational attainment is provided in Figure 10. In particular this illustration breaks out the highest levels of university educational opportunities beyond the four year college degree. Included in the breakout are the relative proportion of masters degrees, PhD/Doctorate/Doctorial holders, and professional degrees such as medicine, dentistry, lawyers, etc. Trail has one of the largest proportions of percent of people with no schooling at 16.7% of the total and is ranked #2. The only larger city being Gonvick with 25.7%. Second, it has the largest proportion of percent of people high school graduates (or ged) at 38.9% 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.
Trail Minnesota 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. Trail has the largest proportion of percent of children in grades 5 to 8 at 100.0% of the total and is ranked #1.
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 Trail region. (Total enrollment in this case includes all students from preschool all the way through students enrolled in graduate school.) Trail depicts it has a Total Enrolled of 12 which is the smallest in terms of total population enrolled in school of all the other places in the metro area. The city with the highest total population enrolled in school in the area is Fosston which depicts a total population enrolled in school of 285 ( very much bigger). Comparing total population enrolled in school to the United States average of 81,084,866, Trail is only about 0.0% the size. Also, measured against the state of Minnesota, total population enrolled in school of 1,395,300, Trail is only about 0.0% the size.
Trail Minnesota 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: Red Lake County Central High School, Clearbrook-Gonvick Elementary, Clearbrook-Gonvick Secondary, Fosston Secondary, and Magelssen Elementary. 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 Challenger Elementary ranks the largest with a value of 872 enrolled students. The next largest values are for: Bagley Elementary (579), Franklin Middle (487), Bagley Secondary (437), and Magelssen Elementary (368). The difference between the highest value (Challenger Elementary) and the next highest (Bagley Elementary) is that the enrolled students is about 50.6% 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 Goodridge Secondary ranks the largest with a value of 7.7 student to teacher ratio. The next largest values are for: Northwest Area Learning Center (8.1), Red Lake County Central Elementary (10.5), Goodridge Elementary (10.6), and Clearbrook-Gonvick Elementary (10.9). The difference between the lowest value (Goodridge Secondary) and the next lowest (Northwest Area Learning Center) is that the student to teacher ratio is only about 5.2% 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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