Laura Macarthur Elementary School

720 N Central Ave
Duluth, MN 55807
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
2/
10
Bottom 50%
Laura Macarthur Elementary School serves 320 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 bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 25-29% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Laura Macarthur Elementary School's student population of 320 students has declined by 15% over five school years.
The teacher population of 35 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
320 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
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School Rankings

Laura Macarthur Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Laura Macarthur Elementary School is 0.57, which is equal to the diversity score at state average of 0.57. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#1450 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
20-24%
45%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
25-29%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
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American Indian
7%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
4%
10%
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Black
7%
12%
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White
62%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
20%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.57
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Eligible for Free Lunch
55%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Laura Macarthur Elementary School's ranking?
Laura Macarthur Elementary School is ranked #1450 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Laura Macarthur Elementary School often compared to?
Laura Macarthur Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Piedmont Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 25-29% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Laura Macarthur Elementary School?
320 students attend Laura Macarthur Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
62% of Laura Macarthur Elementary School students are White, 20% of students are Two or more races, 7% of students are American Indian, 7% of students are Black, and 4% of students are Hispanic.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Laura Macarthur Elementary School?
Laura Macarthur Elementary School has a student ration of 9:1, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Laura Macarthur Elementary School offer ?
Laura Macarthur Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Laura Macarthur Elementary School part of?
Laura Macarthur Elementary School is part of Duluth Public School District.

School Reviews

5   1/17/2023
good.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mika

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 320 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 9:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 38%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 25-29% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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