Farnsworth Aerospace Lower Elementary School

  • Farnsworth Aerospace Lower Elementary School serves 498 students in grades Prekindergarten-4.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 40% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 28% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Farnsworth Aerospace Lower 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 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 91% of the student body (majority Asian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 32%.

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School Overview

  • Farnsworth Aerospace Lower Elementary School's student population of 498 students has declined by 9% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 30 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-4
Total Students498 students
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Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Farnsworth Aerospace Lower Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Farnsworth Aerospace Lower Elementary School is 0.51, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
40%
60%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
28%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
68%
7%
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Hispanic
9%
9%
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Black
11%
10%
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White
9%
68%
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Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Farnsworth Aerospace Lower Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.510.33
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
31%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Paul Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
My name is Henry Nick, I was a student In farnsworth in St.Paul from grades k-6 and it helped structure my life ! I am now a college student and 20 years of age and I still keep the memories from this school with me, as well as talk to alot of my class mates from farnsworth, I would reccomend everyone to attend farnsworth !
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5  
This is the best school in ST. Paul - The programs are well executed. The faculty and administration are engaged with the students. They treat each other with great respect. The kids have impeccable manners. They have been guided well. Their music program is comprehensive and inclusive. As an outsider who has visited many elementary schools in Minneapolis and St. Paul, I think this is far and away the best school.
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