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 – 2017-18

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 Grades Students
School of Grammar K-5th 828
School of Logic 6th-8th 331
School of Rhetoric 9th-12th 222


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

Teacher/Student Ratio



103 faculty members, 36% have Master’s or Doctorate Degree. 90% of faculty offered a contract agreed to return for the following school year.

ACT Averages – Class of 2017

Average composite score – 27.8

Advanced Placement Testing – 2018

In 2018, 71% 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

3rd Grade 77.1% 56.2%
4th Grade 75.7% 56.2%
5th Grade 83.4% 67.4%
6th Grade 83.2% 64.9%
7th Grade 70.3% 58.7%
8th Grade 80.6%% 59.1%
10th Grade 88.1% 59.9%
Average 79.3% 60.4%
MATH Eagle Ridge STATE
3rd Grade 84.9% 67.0%
4th Grade 87.9% 65.5%
5th Grade 76.1% 55.3%
6th Grade 75.6% 54.3%
7th Grade 75.3% 55.0%
8th Grade 76.3% 57.9%
11th Grade 58.4% 47.7%
Average 78.5% 57.7%
5th Grade 82.5% 58.7%
8th Grade 62.5% 45.7%
High School
83.3% 52.9%
Average 77.1% 52.5%


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.