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FemaleMaleTotalFemaleMaleTotal
Minnesota5th59.9%52.1%56.0%62.4%54.9%58.6%
8th38.2%40.0%39.1%44.1%45.7%44.9%
9th35.6%38.0%36.8%38.3%42.6%40.4%
11th33.4%35.2%34.3%34.7%38.5%36.6%
All Grades41.6%41.3%41.5%45.0%45.7%45.3%
Aitkin County5th60.4%63.2%61.8%50.0%53.7%52.2%
8th39.3%30.7%34.6%45.5%48.0%46.8%
9th37.3%27.4%32.6%38.3%44.7%41.1%
11th37.9%28.6%33.6%39.6%47.3%43.7%
All Grades43.1%37.0%40.0%43.0%49.3%46.3%
Anoka County5th55.9%51.4%53.6%66.7%57.6%62.0%
8th32.5%35.7%34.1%41.9%41.3%41.6%
9th32.3%35.6%33.9%35.5%37.6%36.6%
11th26.4%29.1%27.7%29.9%36.3%33.2%
All Grades37.3%38.7%38.0%38.7%40.2%39.5%
Becker County5th53.3%65.9%59.3%54.9%48.4%51.8%
8th36.8%43.8%40.4%30.7%41.7%36.2%
9th34.6%31.8%33.1%35.7%40.2%37.8%
11th41.3%38.1%39.6%31.8%44.2%38.1%
All Grades39.3%40.0%39.7%38.7%43.6%41.1%
Beltrami County5th62.0%56.4%59.2%62.7%46.7%54.6%
8th36.0%45.2%40.6%38.3%42.4%40.3%
9th32.7%31.8%32.2%33.2%37.7%35.6%
11th38.5%27.8%33.2%49.3%43.0%46.0%
All Grades42.1%40.4%41.3%46.5%42.6%44.5%
Benton County5thN/AN/AN/A***
8th39.1%31.5%35.7%36.7%37.9%37.3%
9th37.0%34.7%35.8%34.5%37.5%36.1%
11th38.1%31.0%34.7%43.4%44.5%43.9%
All Grades38.0%32.7%35.5%37.5%39.2%38.3%
Big Stone County5th58.3%64.3%61.5%***
8th26.7%50.0%37.0%***
9th50.0%42.4%46.0%***
11th39.4%29.5%33.8%***
All Grades41.0%41.7%41.4%***
Blue Earth County5th57.7%54.0%55.8%61.6%51.5%56.6%
8th47.1%50.1%48.6%45.9%53.3%49.7%
9th40.4%43.5%42.0%36.1%44.1%40.1%
11th38.7%42.4%40.4%39.8%45.5%42.8%
All Grades46.5%48.0%47.2%46.4%48.8%47.6%
Brown County5th45.7%54.9%50.7%50.6%55.1%53.0%
8th32.1%28.3%30.2%40.8%58.0%50.0%
9th36.2%27.8%32.2%41.1%43.1%42.1%
11th24.7%29.7%27.3%25.3%40.7%32.9%
All Grades34.5%35.6%35.1%39.5%49.5%44.8%
Carlton County5th56.4%50.8%53.6%50.6%50.7%50.7%
8th36.2%40.1%38.1%40.4%36.4%38.4%
9th33.5%41.5%37.4%38.1%46.4%42.4%
11th28.8%32.1%30.5%37.0%40.6%38.8%
All Grades39.2%41.5%40.3%41.4%43.7%42.6%
Carver County5th64.7%56.4%60.6%66.7%59.3%62.9%
8th38.7%48.1%43.5%45.8%44.2%45.0%
9th40.0%34.8%37.5%43.8%43.8%43.8%
11th28.1%35.0%31.5%32.5%46.2%39.8%
All Grades43.5%43.9%43.7%47.5%47.7%47.6%
Cass County5th60.7%48.8%54.3%56.7%42.5%49.0%
8th37.4%36.0%36.6%40.4%36.8%38.5%
9th37.4%49.5%43.5%23.8%34.9%29.5%
11th29.0%42.3%35.7%21.5%24.1%22.8%
All Grades42.7%44.5%43.6%37.4%36.0%36.7%
Chippewa County5th72.2%61.1%66.7%***
8thN/AN/AN/A***
9thN/AN/AN/A***
11thN/AN/AN/A***
All GradesN/AN/AN/A***
Chisago County5th57.5%46.4%51.7%***
8th31.1%35.5%33.1%***
9th30.0%37.5%34.0%***
11th32.1%30.6%31.4%***
All Grades34.7%36.7%35.7%***
Clay County5th63.2%48.4%56.5%65.2%53.2%58.4%
8th37.9%40.8%39.4%55.4%43.6%49.8%
9th35.8%43.0%39.4%36.2%40.0%38.2%
11th30.3%39.5%34.6%33.1%37.0%35.2%
All Grades42.9%43.0%42.9%48.1%43.8%45.8%
Clearwater County5th58.5%52.8%55.8%56.0%49.1%52.4%
8th42.9%36.6%40.0%53.5%44.7%49.4%
9th36.8%34.0%35.2%39.5%40.6%40.2%
11th34.4%27.3%30.8%34.4%32.4%33.3%
All Grades43.8%37.4%40.6%47.0%42.3%44.5%
Cook County5th50.0%62.5%57.1%***
8th55.6%30.8%45.2%***
9th27.3%54.5%40.9%***
11th40.0%53.3%48.0%***
All Grades41.1%50.0%45.6%***
Cottonwood County5th50.0%43.5%46.6%57.5%48.8%53.0%
8th41.9%53.4%48.5%50.0%34.0%41.5%
9th34.9%37.3%36.2%35.4%44.0%39.8%
11th32.4%43.9%39.4%47.7%45.1%46.3%
All Grades40.0%44.8%42.7%47.2%42.8%44.9%
Crow Wing County5th55.3%55.4%55.4%***
8th26.4%29.9%28.1%***
9th33.7%36.4%34.9%***
11th28.4%35.6%32.1%***
All Grades36.2%39.1%37.6%***
Dakota County5th62.2%54.3%58.2%62.1%54.3%58.1%
8th38.2%39.7%39.0%47.0%47.0%47.0%
9th38.8%39.8%39.3%41.0%44.7%42.8%
11th34.3%36.9%35.6%34.6%36.8%35.7%
All Grades43.4%42.8%43.1%45.9%45.7%45.8%
Dodge County5th63.5%47.2%55.3%64.0%57.7%60.7%
8th37.8%36.8%37.3%41.4%45.4%43.3%
9th38.1%34.4%36.3%40.8%47.0%43.8%
11th34.3%38.9%36.5%35.7%37.8%36.6%
All Grades43.5%39.4%41.5%45.6%48.1%46.8%
Douglas County5th53.2%43.5%48.8%64.5%54.8%59.7%
8th48.6%39.0%44.0%50.9%54.8%52.8%
9th34.0%39.0%36.7%48.7%54.5%51.6%
11th33.3%32.8%33.1%47.3%42.9%44.9%
All Grades42.4%38.6%40.6%53.1%51.9%52.5%
Faribault County5th51.0%50.0%50.4%51.0%42.9%46.7%
8th35.8%40.3%38.3%34.8%44.8%40.4%
9th31.0%39.7%35.3%55.6%38.1%45.4%
11th29.4%45.5%38.5%27.3%41.4%34.5%
All Grades36.3%43.9%40.4%41.5%41.7%41.6%
Fillmore County5th48.3%44.6%46.3%55.0%50.7%52.7%
8th54.7%38.6%46.9%35.9%35.7%35.8%
9th41.1%42.1%41.6%34.7%31.8%33.3%
11th45.7%44.4%45.0%53.1%40.3%46.8%
All Grades48.1%42.4%45.1%44.2%39.8%42.0%
Freeborn County5th63.2%55.4%59.5%63.5%47.5%55.3%
8th43.7%56.5%50.0%42.3%45.5%43.8%
9th41.3%40.7%41.1%32.3%40.9%36.9%
11th31.0%39.3%35.5%37.5%50.0%43.5%
All Grades46.6%48.1%47.3%44.7%45.7%45.2%
Goodhue County5th59.1%56.8%57.9%55.0%44.4%49.8%
8th41.0%40.6%40.8%45.0%37.5%41.2%
9th38.5%43.0%40.8%36.0%42.3%39.3%
11th41.8%38.1%39.8%36.9%50.0%42.2%
All Grades45.4%45.2%45.3%44.1%43.0%43.5%
Grant County5th52.8%60.7%56.3%58.3%53.3%55.6%
8th46.2%40.5%42.9%50.0%40.6%46.2%
9th31.4%31.0%31.3%40.6%37.1%38.8%
11th58.1%55.6%56.9%14.3%36.1%28.1%
All Grades46.9%46.3%46.6%44.4%42.6%43.5%
Hennepin County5th62.0%54.8%58.4%66.0%59.8%63.0%
8th42.7%45.1%43.9%47.4%49.6%48.4%
9th38.6%42.9%40.7%43.9%46.7%45.3%
11th36.7%38.4%37.5%37.1%41.1%39.1%
All Grades44.8%45.3%45.0%49.5%50.0%49.7%
Houston County5th57.1%51.4%54.5%55.4%37.8%46.7%
8th33.7%33.3%33.5%29.9%47.4%38.0%
9th27.1%35.6%31.2%30.5%36.8%34.0%
11th29.6%36.4%33.3%22.5%32.8%27.0%
All Grades36.3%38.4%37.3%34.6%38.8%36.7%
Hubbard County5th56.1%33.8%46.3%62.0%52.1%57.6%
8th41.3%31.8%37.3%41.3%37.3%39.5%
9th31.1%26.8%29.2%30.7%28.2%29.6%
11th28.8%32.4%30.7%31.9%39.4%35.7%
All Grades40.1%31.4%36.2%42.2%39.4%40.9%
Isanti County5th61.2%44.0%52.5%57.1%44.0%50.5%
8th38.0%35.8%36.9%39.6%37.3%38.4%
9th31.1%32.5%31.8%24.3%29.4%26.8%
11th26.6%28.4%27.4%20.6%29.4%24.9%
All Grades40.7%36.3%38.5%36.0%35.4%35.7%
Itasca County5th60.9%42.5%50.2%55.5%42.9%49.1%
8th43.7%38.3%41.0%33.3%43.3%38.5%
9th34.1%28.1%31.1%34.1%36.9%35.5%
11th38.0%31.5%35.0%31.0%33.8%32.6%
All Grades42.8%35.2%38.9%39.5%39.5%39.5%
Jackson County5th57.1%48.3%52.0%39.1%51.2%44.8%
8th40.7%45.2%42.7%26.7%36.8%32.4%
9th35.6%33.9%34.6%36.4%41.9%39.1%
11th51.9%33.3%42.6%40.9%38.7%40.0%
All Grades46.2%39.9%42.9%37.6%43.3%40.3%
Kanabec County5th50.0%41.4%46.1%52.8%40.6%45.9%
8th35.4%38.8%37.0%38.2%29.2%34.4%
9th32.9%30.5%31.8%23.9%40.5%32.7%
11th40.8%24.6%31.6%33.9%33.3%33.6%
All Grades39.9%34.3%37.2%36.4%36.1%36.3%
Kandiyohi County5th72.6%54.1%63.3%62.4%56.4%59.0%
8th47.2%38.3%42.5%43.9%47.3%45.6%
9th41.8%37.8%39.8%47.0%48.9%48.0%
11th35.7%30.8%32.9%49.1%51.4%50.4%
All Grades50.0%40.1%44.8%50.6%51.3%51.0%
Kittson County5th56.0%45.0%51.1%44.4%21.1%32.4%
8th60.9%66.7%63.6%38.1%55.0%46.3%
9th35.5%51.9%43.1%44.4%56.3%50.0%
11th63.2%31.8%46.3%57.1%57.9%57.4%
All Grades52.0%48.9%50.5%47.1%47.3%47.2%
Koochiching County5th66.7%61.0%63.4%***
8th24.4%26.5%25.3%***
9th21.2%33.3%27.3%***
11th27.3%24.1%25.5%***
All Grades33.8%38.0%36.0%***
Lac Qui Parle County5th51.9%51.2%51.6%56.0%46.2%51.7%
8th35.1%40.5%37.8%45.8%45.8%45.8%
9th13.5%38.3%27.4%56.8%61.1%58.9%
11th44.1%46.4%45.2%45.5%27.8%36.2%
All Grades37.7%43.8%40.6%50.8%45.3%48.2%
Lake County5th71.1%46.9%60.0%***
8th34.2%42.6%38.8%***
9th26.6%38.2%30.6%***
11th33.3%33.3%33.3%***
All Grades39.8%40.1%39.9%***
Lake of the Woods County5th58.3%77.3%70.6%***
8th18.2%16.7%17.2%***
9th7.7%40.0%21.7%***
11th11.8%30.8%20.0%***
All Grades22.6%44.4%34.5%***
Le Sueur County5th58.3%49.6%53.6%65.0%54.0%59.5%
8th39.5%44.6%41.6%38.3%44.5%41.8%
9th34.7%27.6%31.2%38.7%43.3%41.1%
11th25.8%36.5%31.7%33.1%32.3%32.7%
All Grades39.3%38.9%39.1%43.9%44.2%44.0%
Lincoln County5th31.3%47.1%39.4%***
8th4.2%58.3%22.2%***
9th26.7%41.7%35.9%***
11th13.0%35.0%23.3%***
All Grades16.7%43.8%29.8%***
Lyon County5th59.4%47.9%53.5%63.0%55.5%59.2%
8th43.9%44.8%44.4%47.3%47.6%47.4%
9th44.4%40.7%42.5%54.9%52.7%53.8%
11th46.0%36.6%41.5%45.2%46.9%46.0%
All Grades47.7%42.1%44.8%52.8%50.8%51.8%
McLeod County5th66.7%57.1%63.2%***
8th42.1%36.4%40.0%***
9th58.3%23.1%40.0%***
11th33.3%14.3%23.1%***
All Grades49.1%28.9%40.0%***
Mahnomen County5th42.3%44.7%43.8%43.8%51.3%47.9%
8th18.8%34.5%26.2%24.0%20.5%21.9%
9th50.0%38.1%43.1%16.1%31.4%24.2%
11th16.7%27.3%21.7%33.3%26.7%29.2%
All Grades32.1%37.9%35.3%29.2%32.9%31.3%
Marshall County5th71.9%57.1%63.5%45.8%43.9%44.6%
8th22.2%29.7%26.0%48.5%53.5%51.3%
9th45.5%38.1%42.3%43.9%50.0%46.6%
11th37.2%51.0%44.7%35.7%34.2%34.8%
All Grades43.4%44.8%44.1%43.7%45.5%44.6%
Martin County5th60.6%49.5%55.2%***
8th41.2%31.6%36.6%***
9th37.0%39.7%38.4%***
11th37.0%31.1%34.2%***
All Grades44.2%38.8%41.5%***
Meeker County5th57.1%52.6%54.8%69.6%56.3%63.0%
8th47.2%42.5%44.8%44.2%48.3%46.2%
9th42.0%37.6%39.6%36.9%48.3%43.0%
11th49.2%34.8%41.5%45.0%46.6%45.8%
All Grades48.8%42.6%45.6%49.5%50.1%49.8%
Mille Lacs County5th58.2%53.9%56.0%52.1%51.6%51.8%
8th34.8%38.4%36.7%47.1%47.6%47.4%
9th32.7%28.8%30.7%32.4%39.8%35.9%
11th27.2%32.0%29.5%37.2%33.6%35.4%
All Grades35.4%36.3%35.8%42.6%44.4%43.5%
Morrison County5th58.6%52.8%55.8%69.4%55.6%61.5%
8th39.2%36.9%38.0%46.8%48.8%47.7%
9th31.2%44.1%37.8%34.9%44.5%40.0%
11th37.3%36.4%36.8%30.4%38.0%34.0%
All Grades41.4%42.4%41.9%43.8%46.9%45.4%
Mower County5th65.5%47.3%55.9%58.6%54.9%56.8%
8th32.0%32.7%32.3%36.5%41.4%39.1%
9th33.9%44.7%39.0%33.3%30.8%32.0%
11th28.7%35.6%32.5%30.1%37.1%33.9%
All Grades42.3%40.5%41.4%40.8%41.1%41.0%
Murray County5th67.9%51.6%59.3%58.3%67.7%62.7%
8th61.5%40.6%52.1%46.3%51.6%48.6%
9th47.1%34.3%40.6%40.0%34.1%36.8%
11th34.2%34.5%34.3%54.1%47.4%50.7%
All Grades51.8%40.2%46.2%49.7%48.9%49.3%
Nicollet County5th50.6%48.4%49.6%***
8th40.4%39.2%39.8%***
9th45.6%49.2%47.5%***
11th63.3%54.5%58.7%***
All Grades49.6%48.1%48.8%***
Nobles County5th51.5%46.7%49.2%70.6%55.4%63.3%
8th31.6%37.6%34.5%36.3%45.3%40.4%
9th43.7%29.7%37.0%42.9%35.5%38.6%
11th34.4%38.6%36.4%37.9%39.7%38.8%
All Grades40.4%37.7%39.1%47.7%44.1%45.9%
Norman County5th51.1%43.1%46.6%51.5%29.2%42.1%
8th50.0%46.7%48.5%43.5%41.8%42.6%
9th43.6%33.3%38.7%32.3%59.4%46.0%
11th46.7%56.7%51.7%39.3%56.5%47.1%
All Grades48.0%44.2%46.1%42.0%46.3%44.1%
Olmsted County5th69.3%60.0%64.6%59.4%53.5%56.4%
8th40.7%45.5%43.2%42.5%45.2%43.8%
9th39.5%45.4%42.4%38.6%44.2%41.2%
11th22.4%37.8%31.3%38.8%39.2%39.0%
All Grades41.7%45.9%43.9%46.0%46.6%46.3%
Otter Tail County5th55.5%52.7%54.0%57.7%53.5%55.7%
8th40.5%44.7%42.6%45.9%49.4%47.9%
9th39.6%31.3%35.5%39.1%39.5%39.3%
11th42.1%43.2%42.6%40.4%38.5%39.4%
All Grades43.7%42.8%43.3%46.0%45.5%45.8%
Pennington County5th80.0%100.0%84.6%***
8th29.5%27.5%28.6%***
9th32.9%35.1%34.0%***
11th42.2%22.6%31.6%***
All Grades35.5%30.0%32.8%***
Pine County5th46.9%35.4%41.1%47.8%46.2%47.0%
8th26.9%30.7%29.0%35.7%27.6%31.7%
9th24.3%34.2%28.9%39.5%32.6%36.0%
11th27.6%30.6%29.2%19.0%29.2%24.4%
All Grades29.3%32.4%30.9%35.4%32.4%33.9%
Pipestone County5th73.9%50.0%59.0%***
8th54.2%47.2%50.0%***
9th47.2%45.5%46.4%***
11th35.3%30.0%32.8%***
All Grades50.4%43.8%46.9%***
Polk County5th59.1%58.3%58.8%52.9%57.8%55.4%
8th34.6%32.0%33.3%51.2%48.8%50.0%
9th36.5%34.4%35.5%34.4%36.4%35.5%
11th40.2%39.1%39.6%32.9%41.2%36.6%
All Grades42.6%40.7%41.7%43.2%46.4%44.8%
Pope County5th63.6%57.5%60.3%77.1%48.7%62.2%
8th46.9%46.3%46.6%51.6%34.1%41.7%
9th54.8%58.7%57.1%36.0%43.3%40.0%
11th42.9%36.4%39.7%52.2%31.6%39.3%
All Grades51.9%50.6%51.2%56.1%39.2%46.6%
Ramsey County5th59.3%51.2%55.2%61.7%57.0%59.4%
8th33.3%38.2%35.7%40.6%41.1%40.8%
9th29.9%35.0%32.4%34.8%41.9%38.2%
11th30.0%30.9%30.4%31.1%33.8%32.4%
All Grades38.4%39.2%38.8%43.2%44.3%43.7%
Red Lake County5th59.3%56.0%57.7%42.9%48.0%45.3%
8th25.0%40.0%31.8%20.8%66.7%42.2%
9th18.5%31.3%25.4%38.1%65.2%52.3%
11th37.5%34.8%36.2%30.4%47.4%38.1%
All Grades35.3%40.0%37.6%33.3%56.8%44.6%
Redwood County5th63.3%49.1%56.5%75.0%59.4%66.1%
8th37.3%37.7%37.5%49.3%50.7%50.0%
9th37.0%32.9%34.7%37.7%55.2%46.3%
11th26.5%38.1%33.0%38.2%38.7%38.5%
All Grades42.1%39.0%40.4%45.7%50.0%47.9%
Renville County5th52.9%50.0%51.3%75.0%66.7%70.0%
8th32.6%44.0%36.8%44.3%54.5%49.6%
9th50.0%47.1%48.6%34.5%39.1%36.6%
11th35.5%29.2%32.7%34.3%42.5%37.4%
All Grades42.4%44.0%43.1%42.0%50.5%46.1%
Rice County5th60.8%55.1%58.0%60.3%49.8%55.0%
8th36.1%37.0%36.5%39.7%45.7%42.7%
9th30.7%33.8%32.3%37.7%43.2%40.4%
11th36.2%37.3%36.8%45.2%56.0%50.5%
All Grades41.0%40.5%40.7%46.0%48.3%47.1%
Rock County5th52.5%56.3%54.2%***
8th44.4%37.0%40.7%***
9th41.0%32.4%36.8%***
11th38.2%46.2%42.5%***
All Grades44.3%42.2%43.3%***
Roseau County5th54.5%48.1%51.3%58.8%46.9%52.3%
8th37.5%43.8%41.4%41.6%43.0%42.3%
9th42.9%50.0%46.5%39.5%42.1%40.9%
11th32.4%36.3%34.4%34.8%38.9%37.3%
All Grades42.4%44.6%43.6%44.0%42.8%43.4%
St. Louis County5th56.0%50.0%53.0%63.7%53.3%58.6%
8th36.0%32.9%34.4%35.4%43.0%39.2%
9th36.6%38.5%37.5%34.6%40.6%37.6%
11th35.0%34.9%35.0%31.0%32.5%31.8%
All Grades41.1%39.4%40.2%41.9%42.8%42.4%
Scott County5th62.6%56.2%59.3%67.8%57.8%62.8%
8th35.1%41.3%38.2%43.6%46.5%45.1%
9th33.4%37.0%35.2%34.6%40.3%37.5%
11th28.5%31.0%29.8%34.9%39.9%37.4%
All Grades39.6%41.3%40.5%46.0%46.4%46.2%
Sherburne County5th59.8%50.7%55.3%60.7%51.7%56.3%
8th36.0%37.9%37.0%39.4%42.5%41.0%
9th35.5%36.3%35.9%33.6%36.4%35.0%
11th28.9%30.2%29.6%32.7%33.7%33.2%
All Grades40.6%39.0%39.8%42.2%41.5%41.8%
Sibley County5th56.7%46.0%51.2%57.4%47.5%52.5%
8th33.3%25.9%29.9%37.5%37.3%37.4%
9th35.9%29.1%32.2%27.1%34.5%30.7%
11th25.0%34.0%29.2%43.3%31.0%38.2%
All Grades37.9%33.7%35.8%41.4%38.1%39.8%
Stearns County5th59.7%49.9%54.7%63.4%58.2%60.9%
8th37.0%40.4%38.7%42.1%47.5%44.8%
9th35.7%40.5%38.1%38.9%46.4%42.6%
11th35.5%38.7%37.1%39.4%45.7%42.4%
All Grades41.4%42.2%41.8%46.6%49.8%48.2%
Steele County5th58.3%48.2%52.9%62.3%51.0%56.7%
8th34.7%35.4%35.0%37.8%48.0%42.9%
9th28.1%34.0%31.0%35.3%42.0%38.8%
11th33.2%39.5%36.2%27.1%32.8%29.8%
All Grades33.9%37.3%35.5%41.0%43.6%42.3%
Stevens County5th63.3%50.0%55.7%43.3%39.5%41.2%
8th55.1%52.2%53.7%48.6%57.1%53.2%
9th40.0%54.0%48.2%47.1%42.9%44.7%
11th22.7%44.4%32.5%45.5%51.4%48.1%
All Grades47.8%51.3%49.7%46.2%47.8%47.0%
Swift County5th55.6%60.7%57.8%***
8th36.1%60.0%47.9%***
9th46.4%46.2%46.3%***
11th32.0%34.2%33.3%***
All Grades43.2%49.6%46.4%***
Todd County5th60.0%44.6%51.7%61.1%49.5%55.1%
8th38.2%36.4%37.3%34.3%36.0%35.1%
9th30.3%32.6%31.3%32.2%39.4%36.0%
11th30.7%35.9%32.8%37.0%41.8%39.5%
All Grades38.1%37.4%37.8%41.2%41.7%41.5%
Traverse County5th54.5%47.1%50.0%***
8th20.0%50.0%38.5%***
9th54.5%75.0%65.2%***
11th61.1%87.5%69.2%***
All Grades47.3%59.0%53.4%***
Wabasha County5th54.4%45.0%49.2%66.3%60.3%63.4%
8th38.7%38.5%38.6%47.9%45.9%46.8%
9th31.4%42.6%36.9%41.4%45.4%43.3%
11th40.0%40.4%40.2%31.9%40.5%35.9%
All Grades40.6%41.6%41.1%47.5%48.3%47.8%
Wadena County5th47.9%44.3%45.9%41.8%39.8%40.8%
8th51.5%39.3%45.9%44.3%32.3%37.6%
9th36.8%37.1%37.0%39.0%51.5%44.6%
11th22.9%26.6%24.6%40.2%47.6%43.4%
All Grades40.5%37.6%39.1%41.3%41.4%41.4%
Waseca County5th61.5%43.0%53.6%66.0%45.3%56.6%
8th47.5%44.9%46.3%45.7%52.3%48.5%
9th39.5%43.3%41.6%40.0%35.2%37.5%
11th24.4%30.5%27.4%41.0%45.7%43.3%
All Grades44.4%40.6%42.6%48.5%44.0%46.4%
Washington County5th63.5%55.6%59.3%64.2%59.2%61.7%
8th40.5%37.7%39.1%49.6%48.9%49.2%
9th36.9%35.6%36.3%39.3%45.1%42.1%
11th33.0%33.6%33.3%36.8%39.7%38.2%
All Grades42.9%40.6%41.8%47.6%48.6%48.1%
Watonwan County5th50.0%60.0%56.3%50.0%24.4%37.3%
8th26.0%25.7%25.9%35.3%32.4%33.6%
9th32.6%38.9%35.4%23.9%24.7%24.3%
11th22.9%31.1%27.5%9.3%26.5%17.5%
All Grades28.5%34.1%31.2%28.0%27.4%27.7%
Wilkin County5th53.6%36.0%45.3%68.8%64.3%66.7%
8th32.5%40.0%35.7%38.2%55.3%47.2%
9th44.2%21.9%35.7%44.7%59.2%52.9%
11th38.1%40.5%39.2%40.0%72.0%52.3%
All Grades41.4%34.7%38.5%47.2%61.4%54.2%
Winona County5th61.7%51.9%56.9%60.1%49.7%55.0%
8th31.0%40.1%35.6%39.9%45.3%42.5%
9th29.3%32.8%31.0%29.0%38.4%33.7%
11th28.9%35.4%32.3%20.1%31.3%25.8%
All Grades36.6%39.3%38.0%36.8%40.8%38.8%
Wright County5th58.3%47.9%53.1%67.0%55.7%61.0%
8th42.8%44.4%43.6%50.3%50.2%50.3%
9th35.2%37.2%36.2%40.4%41.3%40.8%
11th30.0%35.4%32.7%30.2%36.6%33.4%
All Grades41.9%41.3%41.6%47.2%46.3%46.8%
Yellow Medicine County5th80.0%26.3%44.8%61.7%41.3%51.6%
8th35.7%40.0%37.7%53.3%61.4%58.1%
9th24.3%38.6%32.1%47.4%58.7%53.6%
11th44.9%50.0%47.3%37.5%50.0%43.9%
All Grades39.5%40.8%40.2%51.0%52.9%52.1%

About the Indicator:

According to 2016 MSS data, students who feel that adults in their community care about them “very much” or “quite a bit” are 2.0 times less likely to report past month alcohol use, 2.1 times less likely to report past month tobacco use, 2.5 times less likely to report past month marijuana use, and 2.4 times less likely to report any past month prescription drug misuse as compared to those who feel adults in their community care only “some,” “a little,” or “not at all.”

Data Source: Minnesota Student Survey (MSS)

Description: The MSS is a confidential and anonymous self-administered survey given to students attending Minnesota public, charter and tribal schools. From 1995 to 2010, the survey was administered to students in 6th, 9th, and 12th grades. New in 2013, the survey was administered to students in 5th, 8th, 9th, and 11th grades. Trend data are now only available for 9th graders, and only for survey questions that did not change. Most schools elect to participate in the survey; in 2013, this included 84% of public schools in Minnesota.

Although the data are not presented here, the survey is also administered to area learning centers, juvenile correction facilities and private schools electing to participate.

Sponsored by: Minnesota Department of Education

Geographic Level: State, Region, and County

Aggregated data at the state and county level do not reveal disparities that may exist within a given geographic area.

Frequency: Data collected and reported every three years

Characteristics: The results of the MSS are also available at a county level. Data Privacy requirements mandate that data is presented in a manner such that no individual student can be identified through the presentation of the results. As part of the Data Privacy practices, the results are also presented in a manner that no individual school district could be identified through the results. Therefore, for counties that have only one school district, the results are not presented. Results are also withheld for counties in which the minimum number for student participation was not met.

The MSS is a “census” of schools, not a sample. The school districts get their own data. Fifth-graders were not asked all substance use questions. Some school districts do not participate, and student participation within the school district can vary widely. These data are self-reported.