Crosswinds Arts And Science School

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Crosswinds Arts And Science School serves 185 students in grades 6-1.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is higher than the MN average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 29%.
Crosswinds Arts And Science School operates within the East Metro Integration School District.

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The student population of 185 students has declined by 61% over five years.
The teacher population of 12 teachers has declined by 70% over five years.
School Type Magnet School
Grades Offered Grades 6-1
Total Students 185 students
Gender %
 Male / 
Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Students by Grade Crosswinds Arts And Science School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has increased from 13:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is less than the state average of 1.08. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (MN) School Average
Student:Teacher Ratio 15:1 14:1
American Indian
Two or more races
All Ethnic Groups Crosswinds Arts And Science School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown MN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.70 1.08
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
Eligible for Reduced
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.

District Comparison

The district's student population of 620 students has grown by 61900% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $82,060 is higher than the state average of n/a. The district revenue/student has grown by 591% over four years.
The district spending/student of $86,536 is higher than the state average of $. The district spending/student has grown by 632% over four years.
School District Name East Metro Integration School District
Number of Schools
Number of Students Managed 620 528
District Total Revenue $12 MM n/a
District Spending $13 MM n/a
District Revenue / Student $82,060 n/a
District Spending / Student $86,536 n/a
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

School Notes:

  • Crosswinds has served the East Metro since 2000 and is beginning a new chapter in its story with its management by the Perpich Center for Arts Education. We have always been an arts and science magnet school, and Perpich brings an energetic, research-based focus to those activities at Crosswinds. We also serve as a vital inter-district integration magnet school in the East Metro, creating a student body that reaches beyond simple diversity to develop friendships and a true respect for various cultures among our students. 

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Nearby Public Schools:

The nearest high school is Anthony Louis Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Woodbury Middle School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Woodbury Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • Saint PaulWoodbury Elementary School
    1251 School Dr
    Saint PaulMN 55125
    0.8 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 485 students                      
  • Saint PaulWoodbury Middle School
    1425 School Dr
    Saint PaulMN 55125
    0.8 mi | Gr. 6-8 | 912 students                      
  • Saint PaulAnthony Louis Center
    Alternative School
    7700 Hudson Rd
    Saint PaulMN 55125
    Alternative School

    0.9 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 7 students                      
  • Saint PaulCarver Elementary School
    2680 Upper Afton Rd
    Saint PaulMN 55119
    1.1 mi | Gr. KG-5 | 536 students                      
  • Saint PaulAris
    Alternative School
    7616 Currell Blvd
    Saint PaulMN 55125
    Alternative School

    1.2 mi | Gr. KG-12 | 6 students                      

School Reviews

  • Recommended August 02, 2013 - We have a 6th grade daughter who has just not really found her spot in school-- she is bright, but just unmotivated. We have tried a private school, homeschooling, virtual/ online schooling, and just were not satisfied that she was achieving all she could. As she entered middle school, we were afraid of putting her into a large public school-- let's be honest: middle school kids can be mean!! So in our search we tripped across Crosswinds. We were attracted by the arts focus-- our daughter is quite an impassioned artist and is fairly musical besides. We were impressed with the IB (international baccalaureate) program and the beautiful facility. The year-round curriculum makes sense to us. We like the idea of a diverse student body-- and in the Woodbury area socioeconomic diversity in particular is in short order! So we enrolled. And we hoped. We could NOT be happier with the year our daughter had in 6th grade! She has gone from a reluctant student to enthusiastic to go to school each day! (She actually has been dreading her month-long summer break!) Although she still is not a DRIVEN student, she had a great year academically and even has developed a PASSION for orchestra. We love that she has made friends of a variety of races and socioeconomic positions. Observe the kids at lunch and you see something remarkable-- not just diversity-- true integration!! These kids are learning to respect other kids despite differences-- in middle school where kids are generally at their very nastiest! Bullying is simply not tolerated. Ever. No more so by the kids than the teachers and staff. And even more-- the kids are realizing that they can actually LIKE kids who are different from themselves! This is a remarkable program that is accomplishing things that other schools should be learning from!! - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended August 20, 2012 - I am heading into 8th grade after this break, and I have loved it since the start of 6th! The teachers are great, you have the free will to be yourslef and have a great learing commuinity to do it in :) 10/10 stars - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended January 10, 2011 - The absolute best blend of cultures and ideas out there. Supportive staff, hands-on curriculum and adequate support for the future of the students. A++. - Posted by Student/Alumni
  • Recommended January 27, 2009 - I have a 6th grader attending this school, and I would highly recommend it. The math classes in 6th grade are very small, with about 10-13 people in each class, and accelerated math is available. The class sizes overall are small as well--roughly 23 per class in 6th grade. The teachers I've met are enthusiastic & respectful, and they keep in contact through newsletters, emails, phone calls, & progress reports. They have a great band & orchestra, visual art, drama, Spanish, gym, and also many after-school opportunities (including sports teams). This is a year-round school. During school breaks, intersession classes are available. This coming intersession, they are offering classes in Russian, winter survival, teen psychology, & more. The principal, Anne Andersen, has returned to the school after being away on a 2 year leave of absence at an international school in Trondheim, Norway. She is a strong supporter of Crosswind's International Baccalaureate program. - Posted by Parent
  • Recommended February 02, 2007 - Crosswinds does have lot's of extra activities that allow students to go above and beyond. The academic resources are over all ok. They do not aparently, deal to much with bully's. At the age of middle school, bullying can be quite harsh, with the name calling and fitting in or not. I have had a situation with bullies and it was not delt with to good. All that happened was they made me sit down and tell the bully how I felt with what happened. Thats it! It didnt stop the bullying, the bully didn't get in trouble, nothing happened. Well the bullying continued, so I told my mother, she called the school, and we had a sit down with the bully, her parent, a my mother , the vice principal, a social worker, and me. We talked and told each side of the story, and told how we felt. Notes were taken, comments were made, and the bully was told to stop what she was doing. Again, thats it!, nothing was resolved. The school doesn't handle bullies too well. I recommed the school for the education, but not for safety from bullies! - Posted by Student/Alumni

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