Northern Elementary School

  • Northern Elementary School serves 507 students in grades 1-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 61% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 53% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Northern Elementary School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority American Indian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

  • Northern Elementary School's student population of 507 students has declined by 6% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 28 teachers has declined by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students507 students
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Total Classroom Teachers28 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Northern Elementary School is ranked within the top 50% of all 1,793 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Northern Elementary School is 0.39, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.54. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall Testing Rank#873 out of 1793 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
61%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
13%
2%
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Asian
n/a
7%
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Hispanic
2%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
77%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Northern Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.390.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
28%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
9%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Northern Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameBemidji Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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