Early childhood education provides students with a foundation for success for the rest of their lives. In studies about the ROI of early education, for every $1 spent, $7 is generated later. As a result, it is imperative to invest in children's futures by providing them with high-quality learning environments and curricula.

Because there can be vast differences in the number and type of resources distributed among school districts, it is left largely up to parents to determine what school is best for their child. In response to that need, Stacker compiled a list of the best public elementary schools in Minnesota using rankings from Niche.

Keep reading to see how school districts in your state stack up.

LOOK: 13 Best Public Elementary Schools in Minnesota

Check out the best public elementary schools in Minnesota.

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