Bethune Elementary School

  • Bethune Elementary School serves 339 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 10-14% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Bethune Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Bethune Elementary School's student population of 339 students has grown by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 31 teachers has declined by 8% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students339 students
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Total Classroom Teachers31 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Bethune Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Bethune Elementary School is 0.37, which is less 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#1761 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)10-14%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:116:1
American Indian
3%
2%
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Asian
3%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
79%
11%
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White
6%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.370.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
93%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMinneapolis Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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