Lowell Elementary School

  • Lowell Elementary School serves 345 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 70-74% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-2016 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 65-69% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • Lowell Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is equal to the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Black and American Indian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 32%.
  • Lowell Elementary School operates within the Duluth Public School District.

Top Placements

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

  • Category Attribute
  • Math Proficiency Highest math proficiency (Top 20%)

School Overview

  • Lowell Elementary School's student population of 345 students has declined by 18% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 22 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students345 students
Lowell Elementary School Total Students (1989-2016)
Gender %Lowell Elementary School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Lowell Elementary School Total Teachers (1988-2016)
Students by GradeLowell Elementary School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • Lowell Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% of all 1784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Lowell Elementary School is 0.44, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.33. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)70-74%
60%
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)65-69%
60%
Student : Teacher Ratio16:116:1
Lowell Elementary School Student Teacher Ratio (1988-2016)
American Indian
6%
2%
Lowell Elementary School American Indian Students (1989-2016)
Asian
1%
7%
Lowell Elementary School Asian Students (1989-2016)
Hispanic
3%
9%
Lowell Elementary School Black Students (1989-2016)
Black
7%
10%
Lowell Elementary School Black Students (1989-2016)
White
74%
68%
Lowell Elementary School White Students (1989-2016)
Two or more races
9%
4%
Lowell Elementary School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2016)
All Ethnic GroupsLowell Elementary School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity BreakdownMN All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.440.33
Lowell Elementary School Diversity Score (1989-2016)
Eligible for Free Lunch
43%
31%
Lowell Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1989-2016)
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
Lowell Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2016)

    District Comparison

    • The school district of Lowell Elementary School is Duluth Public School District, which is ranked within the top 50% of all 511 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-2016 school year.
    • Duluth Public School District's student population of 8,632 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
    • The revenue/student of $14,919 is higher than the state average of $11,015. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
    • The district's spending/student of $21,114 is higher than the state average of $11,205. The district spending/student has grown by 49% over four school years.
    School District NameDuluth Public School District
    Number of Schools
    Managed
    25
    2
    Number of Students Managed8,632531
    Duluth Public School District Students Managed (1988-2016)
    District Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
    56%
    60%
    District Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
    60%
    60%
    District Total Revenue$132 MM$6 MM
    District Spending$187 MM$6 MM
    District Revenue / Student$14,919$11,015
    District Spending / Student$21,114$11,205
    School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
    Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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