ERA Fast Facts

Type of School
Eagle Ridge Academy is a K-12, charter public, college preparatory school in the classical tradition, founded in 2004.

Enrollment - 2016-17
Students at Eagle Ridge Academy come from all over the metropolitan area, from as far north as Maple Grove and Robbinsdale, south as Jordan, west as Waconia, and east as Eagan. The majority of our students come from Eden Prairie, Edina, Bloomington, Prior Lake, and Minnetonka. We provide busing within a 15 mile radius of Eagle Ridge Academy.

School of GrammarK-5th736
School of Logic6th-8th250
School of Rhetoric9th-12th248

As a public charter school, Eagle Ridge Academy accepts all students if there are seats available.

Teacher/Student Ratio

84 faculty members, 45% of the faculty have a Master's Degree and 3% have a Doctorate
92% of faculty offered a contract agreed to return for the following school year. 

ACT Averages - Class of 2016
Average composite score - 25.9

Advanced Placement Testing, 2016
In 2016, 77.5% of students taking the Advanced Placement (AP) tests, earned a 3 or higher. Students with such a score qualify for credit or advanced placement at many leading colleges and universities.  

Minnesota State Test

 Eagle RidgeSTATE
3rd Grade82.6%57.5%
4th Grade81.2%58.4%
5th Grade82.6%67.7%
6th Grade86.7%62.3%
7th Grade71.6%56.7%
8th Grade83.6%57.3%
11th Grade82.5%59.1%


 Eagle RidgeSTATE
3rd Grade87.0%69.9%
4th Grade94.2%68.8%
5th Grade81.2%58.8%
6th Grade85.3%56.1%
7th Grade79.7%56.6%
8th Grade80.6%58.2%
11th Grade83.0%47.2%


 Eagle RidgeSTATE
5th Grade81.2%61.2%
8th Grade71.2%45.0%
High School81.2%53.2%

Lower School - 8:00am to 3:00pm
Upper School - 8:00am to 3:09pm

After School Care - The Eagle's Lair (TEL) Program
TEL is a high quality after school program hosted at Eagle Ridge Academy for K-6 Eagle Ridge families. The hours of operation are 3:00-6:00pm during scheduled school days. Students are provided with small group homework help, snack, art projects, and physical activity.