131 Hickory St N
Lester Prairie, MN 55354
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Lester Prairie Elementary School serves 242 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
Lester Prairie Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 60-64% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 56%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 55-59% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 242 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in MN
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

School Overview

Lester Prairie Elementary School's student population of 242 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 17 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students
242 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
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School Rankings

Lester Prairie Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,789 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Lester Prairie Elementary School is 0.38, 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 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank
#668 out of 1789 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
60-64%
56%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
59%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
1%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
22%
10%
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Black
n/a
12%
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White
76%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.38
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National School Lunch Program
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
12%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
13%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-6
  • Students: 242 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 24%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 60-64% (Top 30%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55-59% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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