Lester Prairie Elementary School

131 Hickory St N
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
(School attendance zone shown in map)
6/
10
Top 50%
Serving 235 students in grades Prekindergarten-6, Lester Prairie Elementary School ranks in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 40-44% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 50-54% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 53%).
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 29% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 235 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • : Top 50% in MN
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Lester Prairie Elementary School's student population of 235 students has grown by 9% over five school years.
The teacher population of 20 teachers has grown by 11% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
235 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
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School Rankings

Lester Prairie Elementary School ranks within the top 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Lester Prairie Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than 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
This School
State Level (MN)
#836 out of 1734 schools
(Top 50%)
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40-44%
45%
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50-54%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
25%
10%
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Black
n/a
12%
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White
71%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
4%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.44
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
15%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
6%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Lester Prairie Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Lester Prairie Elementary School's ranking?
Lester Prairie Elementary School is ranked #836 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
40-44% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 50-54% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Lester Prairie Elementary School?
235 students attend Lester Prairie Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
71% of Lester Prairie Elementary School students are White, 25% of students are Hispanic, and 4% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Lester Prairie Elementary School?
Lester Prairie Elementary School has a student ration of 12:1, which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Lester Prairie Elementary School offer ?
Lester Prairie Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-6
What school district is Lester Prairie Elementary School part of?
Lester Prairie Elementary School is part of Lester Prairie Public School District.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Enrollment: 235 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 12:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 29%
  • : Top 50%
  • : 40-44% (Btm 50%)
  • : 50-54% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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