Discovery Elementary School

301 Ne 2nd Ave
Buffalo, MN 55313
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Discovery Elementary School serves 246 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Discovery Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 6% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Discovery Elementary School's student population of 246 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 14 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students246 students
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Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
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School Comparison

Discovery 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 Discovery Elementary School is 0.12, 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
#700 out of 1793 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
2%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
94%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.120.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBuffalo-Hanover-Montrose Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Discovery Elementary School is Pride Transitions (0.4 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Buffalo Community Middle School (1.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Parkside Elementary School (0.3 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Buffalo Parkside Elementary School Math: 68% | Reading: 71%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: PK-5 | 388 students
    0.3 miles
    207 3rd St Ne
    Buffalo, MN 55313
    (763) 682-8500
    0.3 PK-5 388
  • Buffalo Buffalo Early Child. Sp. Ed Program Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 115 students
    0.4 miles
    214 Ne 1st Ave
    Buffalo, MN 55313
    (763) 682-8721
    0.4 PK 115
  • Buffalo Pride Transitions Special Education School
    Grades: 12 | 15 students
    0.4 miles
    15 - 1st Ave S Suite 4
    Buffalo, MN 55313
    (763) 682-8721
    0.4 12 15
  • Buffalo Phoenix Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: PS%
    Grades: 9-12 | 23 students
    0.7 miles
    800 8th St Ne
    Buffalo, MN 55313
    (763) 682-8680
    0.7 9-12 23
  • Buffalo Tatanka Elementary School Math: 70% | Reading: 64%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-5 | 497 students
    1.1 miles
    703 8th St Ne
    Buffalo, MN 55313
    (763) 682-8600
    1.1 K-5 497

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