Banfield Elementary School

301 17th St Sw
Austin, MN 55912
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Banfield Elementary School serves 443 students in grades 1-4.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 52% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
Banfield Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Banfield Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Banfield Elementary School's student population of 443 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-4
Total Students443 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

Banfield Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Banfield Elementary School is 0.61, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#679 out of 1793 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
7%
7%
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Hispanic
23%
9%
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Black
10%
11%
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White
57%
66%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.610.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
47%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAustin Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Banfield Elementary School is Oakland Education Center (0.3 miles away)
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