Willmar Public School District

For the 2022 school year, there are 11 public schools serving 4,382 students in Willmar Public School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
Public Schools in Willmar Public School District have an average math proficiency score of 48% (versus the Minnesota public school average of 55%), and reading proficiency score of 47% (versus the 59% statewide average).
The top ranked public schools in Willmar Public School District are Willmar Middle School, Lake Park School and Roosevelt Elementary School. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking. Willmar Public School District has one of the highest concentrations of top ranked public schools in Minnesota.
Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the Minnesota public school average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Rankings

Willmar Public School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in Minnesota for:

Category
Attribute
Diversity
Most diverse schools (Top 1%)
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)

Overview

School District Name
Willmar Public School District
School District Website
School District Phone Number
School District Grades Offered
PK - 12
2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
This State (MN)
# Schools
11 Schools
2,563 Schools
# Students
4,382 Students
885,011 Students
# Teachers
282 Teachers
55,805 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
15:1

District Rank

Willmar Public School District, which is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 517 school districts in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-2019 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 73% has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2018-2019 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (MN)
Overall District Rank
#363 out of 522 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Willmar Public   School District, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
56%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Willmar Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
59%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Willmar Public   School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Graduation Rate
73%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Willmar Public   School District and public school graduation rate of MN by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.68
0.54
# American Indian Students
20 Students
15,032 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
2%
# Asian Students
95 Students
60,079 Students
% Asian Students
2%
7%
# Hispanic Students
1,492 Students
82,105 Students
% Hispanic Students
34%
9%
# Black Students
886 Students
97,367 Students
% Black Students
20%
11%
# White Students
1,817 Students
587,894 Students
% White Students
42%
66%
# Hawaiian Students
16 Students
697 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
56 Students
41,690 Students
% of Two or more races Students
1%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
161
22,692
# Students in K Grade:
288
64,137
# Students in 1st Grade:
296
63,559
# Students in 2nd Grade:
302
64,393
# Students in 3rd Grade:
308
65,706
# Students in 4th Grade:
284
67,212
# Students in 5th Grade:
311
67,623
# Students in 6th Grade:
312
66,544
# Students in 7th Grade:
335
66,138
# Students in 8th Grade:
334
66,397
# Students in 9th Grade:
473
67,052
# Students in 10th Grade:
347
66,007
# Students in 11th Grade:
335
66,693
# Students in 12th Grade:
296
70,858
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,967 is higher than the state median of $14,902. The school district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $17,857 is higher than the state median of $15,174. The school district spending/student has stayed relatively flat over four school years.
This School District
This State (MN)
Total Revenue
$66 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total revenue of Willmar Public   School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending
$78 MM
$8 MM
This chart display total spending of Willmar Public   School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,967
$14,902
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Willmar Public   School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Spending / Student
$17,857
$15,174
This chart display average spending per public school student in Willmar Public   School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in MN by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.

Best Willmar Public School District Public Schools (2022)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Willmar Middle School
Math: 55% | Reading: 50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
(1)
209 Willmar Ave Se
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 214-6000
Grades: 6-8
| 964 students
Rank: #22.
Lake Park School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
1804 Civic Center Dr Ne
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 214-6696
Grades: 4-12
| 14 students
Rank: #33.
Roosevelt Elementary School
Math: 56% | Reading: 46%
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
1800 19th Ave Sw
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 231-8470
Grades: PK-5
| 516 students
Rank: #44.
Kennedy Elementary School
Math: 46% | Reading: 44%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
824 7th St Sw
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 214-6688
Grades: PK-5
| 751 students
Rank: #55.
Willmar Senior High School
Math: 34% | Reading: 49%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
2701 30th St Ne
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 231-8300
Grades: 9-12
| 1,265 students
Rank: #66.
Prairie Lakes Education Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: <50%
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
1804 Civic Center Dr
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 214-6696
Grades: 4-12
| 45 students
Rank: #77.
Lakeland Elementary School
Math: 40% | Reading: 39%
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
1001 Lakeland Drive Se
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 263-5020
Grades: PK-5
| 552 students
Rank: #88.
Willmar Area Learning Center
Alternative School
Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
512 8th St Sw
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 214-6692
Grades: 7-12
| 140 students
Jefferson Learning Center
Special Education School
1234 Kandiyohi Ave Sw
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 231-8490
Grades: PK
| 30 students
Lakeview School
Alternative School
611 5th St Sw
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 214-6692
Grades: K-12
| 4 students
1234 Kandiyohi Ave Sw
Willmar, MN 56201
(320) 231-8490
Grades: PK
| 101 students

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Willmar Public School District
  • 611 5TH ST SW, WILLMAR, MN, 56201-3297
  • (320) 231-8500
  • willmar.k12.mn.us
  • Grades: PK - 12
  • Students: 4,382 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 59%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 73% (Btm 50% in MN)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 48% (Btm 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 46% (Btm 50%)
  • Diversity Score
    : 0.68

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