Rutherford Elementary School

  • Rutherford Elementary School serves 611 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 73% (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 74% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Rutherford Elementary School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 10%) 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 13% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • Rutherford Elementary School's student population of 611 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 34 teachers has grown by 6% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students611 students
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Total Classroom Teachers34 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Rutherford Elementary School is ranked within the top 20% 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 Rutherford Elementary School is 0.24, 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#187 out of 1793 schools
(Top 20%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
73%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Rutherford Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
74%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Rutherford Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Rutherford Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hispanic
3%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Rutherford Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
1%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Rutherford Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
White
87%
66%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Rutherford Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Rutherford Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.240.54
This chart display the diversity score of Rutherford Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
9%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Rutherford Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Rutherford Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameStillwater Area Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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