J.w. Smith Elementary School

1712 America Ave
Bemidji, MN 56601
(School attendance zone shown in map)
J.w. Smith Elementary School serves 417 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 45-49% (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 40-44% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
J.w. Smith 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 16:1 is equal to the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

J.w. Smith Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

J.w. Smith Elementary School's student population of 417 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2007)
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students417 students
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Total Classroom Teachers26 teachers
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School Comparison

J.w. Smith 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 J.w. Smith Elementary School is 0.71, 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
#1335 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
40-44%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
36%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
5%
11%
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White
36%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
19%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.710.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBemidji Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to J.w. Smith Elementary School is Bemidji Area Learning Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Central Elementary School (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Bemidji Central Elementary School
    Grades: PK-5 | 248 students
    0.7 miles
    815 Beltrami Ave
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-3220
    0.7 PK-5 248
  • Bemidji Bemidji Area Learning Center Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 53 students
    0.9 miles
    802 Paul Bunyan Dr Nw
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-3299
    0.9 K-12 53
  • Bemidji Bemidji Bylaw Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12 | 8 students
    0.9 miles
    502 Minnesota Ave
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-3477
    0.9 6-12 8
  • Bemidji Oshki Manidoo Center Alternative School
    Grades: 7-12 | 8 students
    0.9 miles
    802 Paul Bunyan Dr Nw
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 333-3478
    0.9 7-12 8
  • Bemidji Trek North Middle School Charter School
    Grades: 6-8 | 111 students
    0.9 miles
    2400 Pine Ridge Ave Nw
    Bemidji, MN 56601
    (218) 444-1888
    0.9 6-8 111

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