Lester Park Elementary School

5300 Glenwood Ave
Duluth, MN 55804
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
10/
10
Top 5%
Lester Park Elementary School serves 553 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
Lester Park Elementary School placed in the top 5% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 80% (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 85% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 11% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Lester Park Elementary School's student population of 553 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 29 teachers has grown by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students553 students
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Total Classroom Teachers29 teachers
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School Comparison

Lester Park Elementary School is ranked within the top 5% 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 Lester Park Elementary School is 0.21, 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
#50 out of 1793 schools
(Top 5%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
80%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio19:116:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
1%
11%
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White
89%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.210.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
10%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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 Lester Park Elementary School is East High School (2.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Bethany Crises Shelter (3.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Congdon Elementary School (2.6 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Duluth Congdon Elementary School Math: 81% | Reading: 85%
    Rank
    10/
    10
    Top 5%
    Grades: K-5 | 596 students
    2.6 miles
    3116 E Superior St
    Duluth, MN 55812
    (218) 336-8825
    2.6 K-5 596
  • Duluth East High School Math: 59% | Reading: 69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,464 student
    2.8 miles
    301 N 40th Ave E
    Duluth, MN 55804
    (218) 336-8845
    2.8 9-12 1,464
  • Duluth Bethany Crises Shelter Alternative School
    Grades: K-12 | 1 student
    3.3 miles
    110 W Redwing St
    Duluth, MN 55803
    (218) 728-7492
    3.3 K-12 1
  • Duluth Ordean East Middle School Math: 66% | Reading: 73%
    Rank
    9/
    10
    Top 20%
    Grades: 6-8 | 973 students
    3.3 miles
    2900 E 4th St
    Duluth, MN 55812
    (218) 336-8940
    3.3 6-8 973
  • Duluth Rockridge Academy Alternative School
    Math: ≤10% | Reading: ≤10%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 93 students
    3.3 miles
    4849 Ivanhoe St
    Duluth, MN 55804
    (218) 336-8955
    3.3 6-12 93

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