Palmer Lake Elementary School

7300 W Palmer Lake Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55429
(School attendance zone shown in map)
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Bottom 50%
Serving 470 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Palmer Lake Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 20-24% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 45%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 20-24% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 53%).
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is equal to the Minnesota state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 37% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : Bottom 50% in MN
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Palmer Lake Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

Palmer Lake Elementary School's student population of 470 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 33 teachers has declined by 13% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
470 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
33 teachers
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School Rankings

Palmer Lake Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 1,734 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Palmer Lake Elementary School is 0.74, which is more 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
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State Level (MN)
#1485 out of 1734 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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20-24%
45%
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20-24%
53%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
34%
7%
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Hispanic
12%
10%
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Black
34%
12%
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White
7%
63%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
13%
6%
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All Ethnic Groups
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0.74
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
26%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
15%
6%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Palmer Lake Elementary School's ranking?
Palmer Lake Elementary School is ranked #1485 out of 1,734 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Minnesota.
What schools are Palmer Lake Elementary School often compared to?
Palmer Lake Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Garden City Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
20-24% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 45% MN state average), while 20-24% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 53% MN state average).
How many students attend Palmer Lake Elementary School?
470 students attend Palmer Lake Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
34% of Palmer Lake Elementary School students are Asian, 34% of students are Black, 13% of students are Two or more races, 12% of students are Hispanic, and 7% of students are White.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Palmer Lake Elementary School?
Palmer Lake Elementary School has a student ration of 14:1, which is equal to the Minnesota state average of 14:1.
What grades does Palmer Lake Elementary School offer ?
Palmer Lake Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Palmer Lake Elementary School part of?
Palmer Lake Elementary School is part of Osseo Public School District.

School Reviews

5   11/25/2016
Palmer Lake is evolving into a science and technology focused school, grades Pre-K through 5. In 2016, the school is embracing student-centered instruction, learning-studio responsive classrooms, a dedicated science lab and science teacher, a dedicated technology lab and teacher, an expanded music program with music lab and more new methods being implemented. Free breakfast for all students, excellence in physical education, computer lab as a normal part of instruction and support for gifted students. Palmer Lake is a neighborhood school looking to the future for students, making this a great place for kids to learn and grow.
- Posted by Administrator - RintamakiA

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 470 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 14:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 93%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), MN Dept. of Education

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