Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School

101 W 5th St
Grand Marais, MN 55604
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School serves 221 students in grades Prekindergarten-5.
Sawtooth Mountain 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 top 30%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50-54% (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 65-69% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 31% of the student body (majority Hispanic and American Indian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

School Overview

Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School's student population of 221 students has grown by 33% over five school years.
The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 28% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students221 students
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Total Classroom Teachers18 teachers
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School Comparison

Sawtooth Mountain 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 Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School is 0.50, 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
#658 out of 1793 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
65-69%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:116:1
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American Indian
9%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
10%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
69%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
11%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.500.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
12%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameCook County School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School is Cook County Alternative (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Cook County Middle School (0.0 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Marais Cook County Alternative Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12
    0.0 miles
    101 W 5th St
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    (218) 387-2271
    0 9-12 n/a
  • Grand Marais Cook County Middle School Math: 25-29% | Reading: 45-49%
    Rank
    2/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 6-8 | 99 students
    0.0 miles
    101 W 5th St
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    (218) 387-2271
    0 6-8 99
  • Grand Marais Cook County Senior High School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    4/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 195 students
    0.1 miles
    101 W 5th St
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    (218) 387-2271
    0.1 9-12 195
  • Grand Marais Grand Marais Community Special Education School
    Grades: 6-12
    0.4 miles
    101 W 5th St
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    (218) 387-2271
    0.4 6-12 n/a
  • Grand Marais Great Expectations Charter School
    Math: 30-39% | Reading: 70-79%
    Rank
    6/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-8 | 105 students
    0.5 miles
    550 E 5th St
    Grand Marais, MN 55604
    (218) 387-9322
    0.5 K-8 105

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