Palmer Lake Elementary School

7300 W Palmer Lake Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55429
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
2/
10
Bottom 50%
5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Palmer Lake Elementary School serves 542 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Palmer Lake Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 37% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 39% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 92% of the student body (majority Black and Asian), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Palmer Lake Elementary School's student population of 542 students has grown by 11% over five school years.
The teacher population of 37 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students542 students
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Total Classroom Teachers37 teachers
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School Comparison

Palmer Lake Elementary School is ranked within the bottom 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 Palmer Lake Elementary School is 0.72, which is more 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
#1492 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
37%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
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Asian
30%
7%
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Hispanic
11%
9%
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Black
41%
11%
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White
8%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
10%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.720.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
58%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
17%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOsseo Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school, middle school and elementary school to Palmer Lake Elementary School is Insight School Of Minnesota (0.7 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Minneapolis Insight School Of Minnesota Math: 9% | Reading: 28%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-12 | 359 students
    0.7 miles
    6120 Earle Brown Drive Ste #20
    Minneapolis, MN 55430
    (763) 560-1905
    0.7 6-12 359
  • Minneapolis Alc Bms Middle Year Program Alternative School
    Grades: 6-8
    0.8 miles
    7377 Noble Avenue N
    Minneapolis, MN 55443
    (763) 391-7000
    0.8 6-8 n/a
  • Minneapolis Brooklyn Middle Steam School Magnet School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 49%
    Rank
    3/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 999 students
    0.8 miles
    7377 Noble Ave N
    Minneapolis, MN 55443
    (763) 569-7700
    0.8 6-8 999
  • Minneapolis Birch Grove School For The Arts Magnet School
    Math: 41% | Reading: 43%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: PK-5 | 453 students
    1.0 miles
    4690 Brookdale Dr N
    Minneapolis, MN 55443
    (763) 561-1374
    1 PK-5 453
  • Minneapolis Early Childhood Special Education Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 335 students
    1.0 miles
    7020 Perry Ave N
    Minneapolis, MN 55429
    (763) 585-7300
    1 PK 335

School Reviews

5  
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.
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