World’s Best Workforce

World’s Best Workforce Goals

The “Striving for the World’s Best Workforce” bill was passed in 2013 to ensure every school district in the state is making strides to increase student performance. Each district must develop a plan that addresses the following five goals:

  1.  All children are ready to start kindergarten.
  2.  All third-graders can read at grade level.
  3.  All achievement gaps between students are closed.
  4.  All students are ready for career and/or postsecondary education.
  5.  All students graduate from high school.

World’s Best Workforce Plan

School boards in each district across the state must establish an advisory committee that will:

  • Involve the community during plan development.
  • Include members that reflect the diversity of the district and its schools.
  • Make recommendations to the school board on rigorous academic standards and student achievement goals and measures.

This advisory committee will create their own plan to align a standards-based curriculum with classroom instruction, so that students are career and college ready at graduation. The success of each plan will be measured by:

  • NAEP scores
  • Closing gaps by student group
  • MCA proficiency
  • College entrance exams

World’s Best Workforce Annual Meeting

Under Minnesota Statutes, Section 120B.11, school districts are required to hold an annual, public meeting regarding progress made toward World’s Best Workforce (WBWF) goals. During the annual meeting, the District presents the WBWF goals and results, along with strategies and initiatives that the District engaged in to meet the goals in the prior school year. World’s Best Workforce legislation requires that districts submit a summary of the annual report to the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) every year.

Download the 2019-2020 World’s Best Workforce Report

Eveleth-Gilbert Junior High

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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Eveleth-Gilbert Senior High

801 Jones Street
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Franklin Elementary School

402 Elba Avenue
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

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Laurentian Elementary

1409 Industrial Parkway
Eveleth, Minnesota 55734

Nelle Shean Elementary

1 Summit Street North
Gilbert, Minnesota 55741

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North Star Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Northland Learning Center

1201 South 13th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Parkview Elementary

506 North 9th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge High School

1403 Progress Parkway
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

Roosevelt Elementary

411 South 5th Avenue
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Virginia Secondary School

411 North 5th Avenue West
Virginia, Minnesota 55792

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Rock Ridge Public Schools Since 2020

Rock Ridge Public Schools combines the communities of Eveleth, Gilbert, and Virginia into a progressive school district embracing an academy style high school to provide students with a real world learning environment.

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411 South 5th Ave
Virginia, MN 55792

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