Lester Prairie Elementary School

  • Lester Prairie Elementary School serves 235 students in grades Prekindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 65-69% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 60-64% (which is approximately equal to the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 33%.

School Overview

  • Lester Prairie Elementary School's student population of 235 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-6
Total Students235 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Lester Prairie Elementary School's student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lester Prairie Elementary School is 0.31, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.34. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#614 out of 1,784 schools
(Top 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
59%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)60-64%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio13:116:1
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
18%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
81%
67%
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Two or more races
1%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Lester Prairie Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.310.34
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Eligible for Free Lunch
13%
30%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
8%
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 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLester Prairie Public Dist. School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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