Kennedy Elementary School

1175 Tyler St
Hastings, MN 55033
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Kennedy Elementary School serves 400 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Kennedy Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 70-74% (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 55-59% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 15% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

Kennedy Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Kennedy Elementary School's student population of 400 students has declined by 10% over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has declined by 7% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students400 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Kennedy 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 Kennedy Elementary School is 0.27, 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
#554 out of 1793 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
70-74%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
5%
9%
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Black
2%
11%
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White
85%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.270.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
22%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameHastings Public 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 Kennedy Elementary School is Hastings Alternative Center (0.4 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Hastings Hastings Alternative Center Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: PS%
    Grades: 6-12 | 22 students
    0.4 miles
    213 Ramsey Street
    Hastings, MN 55033
    (651) 480-7690
    0.4 6-12 22
  • Hastings Harbor Educational Program Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 5-12 | 11 students
    0.9 miles
    1000 11th St W
    Hastings, MN 55033
    (651) 480-7000
    0.9 5-12 11
  • Hastings Hastings Middle School Math: 72% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 5-8 | 1,341 student
    0.9 miles
    1000 11th St W
    Hastings, MN 55033
    (651) 480-7066
    0.9 5-8 1,341
  • Hastings Pinecrest Elementary School Math: 69% | Reading: 46%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 604 students
    0.9 miles
    975 12th St W
    Hastings, MN 55033
    (651) 480-7284
    0.9 K-4 604
  • Hastings Special Services Special Education School
    Grades: K-8
    0.9 miles
    1000 11th St W
    Hastings, MN 55033
    (651) 480-7000
    0.9 K-8 n/a

School Reviews

5  
FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS school, teachers and staff in general. As a former homeschool teacher of my own 4 children in Colorado, I was obviously NOT pleased with the public school system. We are now raising our 3 young grandchildren and they are enrolled in Kennedy Elem. I CAN NOT say enough positive things about this school and the entire staff! Oh if only we had lived in MN when my children were young! I would recommend ANYONE''S child to this particular school; truly dedicated to the children they teach AND support made available to parents/guardians, the teachers are excellent beyond description. Thank you, thank you, thankyou! L. Palmer
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