Laura Macarthur Elementary School

720 N Central Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Laura Macarthur Elementary School serves 453 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Laura Macarthur Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 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 45-49% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) 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 37% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Laura Macarthur Elementary School's student population of 453 students has grown by 5% over five school years.
The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 9% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students453 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

Laura Macarthur 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 Laura Macarthur Elementary School is 0.57, 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
#1056 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
45-49%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
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American Indian
7%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
4%
9%
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Black
10%
11%
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White
63%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
15%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.570.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
70%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDuluth Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Laura Macarthur Elementary School is Denfeld High School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Merritt Creek Academy (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Raleigh Primary/el Academy (0.9 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Duluth Denfeld High School Math: 34% | Reading: 47%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 802 students
    0.5 miles
    401 N 44th Ave W
    Duluth, MN 55807
    (218) 336-8830
    0.5 9-12 802
  • Duluth Raleigh Primary/el Academy Charter School
    Math: 60-64% | Reading: 60-64%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-5 | 306 students
    0.9 miles
    5905 Raleigh St
    Duluth, MN 55807
    (218) 628-0697
    0.9 K-5 306
  • Duluth Merritt Creek Academy Alternative School
    Math: 6-9% | Reading: 30-34%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-12 | 95 students
    1.0 miles
    4000 W 9th St
    Duluth, MN 55807
    (218) 625-2689
    1 K-12 95
  • Duluth Bay View Elementary School Math: 72% | Reading: 56%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 577 students
    2.0 miles
    8708 Vinland
    Duluth, MN 55810
    (218) 628-4949
    2 PK-5 577
  • Duluth Piedmont Elementary School Math: 49% | Reading: 52%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 563 students
    2.7 miles
    2827 Chambersburg Ave
    Duluth, MN 55811
    (218) 336-8950
    2.7 PK-5 563

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