Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School

211 3rd Street
Buffalo Lake, MN 55314
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 10%
Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School serves 247 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School placed in the top 10% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 75-79% (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 75-79% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 14% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School's student population of 247 students has declined by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2018)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students247 students
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Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
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School Comparison

Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School is ranked within the top 10% 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 Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School is 0.25, 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
#100 out of 1793 schools
(Top 10%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
75-79%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
11%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
86%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.250.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
36%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBuffalo Lk-Hector-Stewart Public Sc 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 Buffalo Lake-hector Elementary School is Buffalo Lake-hector Secondary (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hector Buffalo Lake-hector Secondary Math: 50-54% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 278 students
    0.0 miles
    220 W 3rd St
    Hector, MN 55342
    (320) 848-2233
    0 6-12 278
  • Bird Island Bold-bird Island Elementary School Math: 62% | Reading: 57%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-6 | 362 students
    8.9 miles
    110 S 9th St
    Bird Island, MN 55310
    (320) 365-3551
    8.9 K-6 362
  • Olivia Bold Alc Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 27 students
    13.5 miles
    701 S 9th St
    Olivia, MN 56277
    (320) 523-1031
    13.5 7-12 27
  • Olivia Bold Senior High School Math: 60-64% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 7-12 | 310 students
    13.5 miles
    701 S 9th St
    Olivia, MN 56277
    (320) 523-1031
    13.5 7-12 310
  • Cosmos Cosmos Learning Center Special Education School
    Math: 21-39% | Reading: 21-39%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 50 students
    13.6 miles
    320 N Saturn Ste A
    Cosmos, MN 56228
    (320) 877-7074
    13.6 K-12 50

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