Southwest Elementary School

601 Sw 7th St
Grand Rapids, MN 55744
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Southwest Elementary School serves 360 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
Southwest Elementary School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) 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 55-59% (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 10% of the student body (majority American Indian and Asian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black).

School Overview

Southwest Elementary School's student population of 360 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 24 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Awards Blue Ribbon School (2010)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students360 students
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Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
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School Comparison

Southwest 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 Southwest Elementary School is 0.19, 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
#898 out of 1793 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50-54%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55-59%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:116:1
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American Indian
2%
2%
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Asian
1%
7%
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Hispanic
1%
9%
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Black
n/a
11%
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White
90%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.190.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
29%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGrand Rapids Public School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school and middle school to Southwest Elementary School is Grand Rapids Area Learning Center (1.0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Murphy Elementary School (0.1 miles away)
Show me:
  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Grand Rapids Murphy Elementary School Math: 65-69% | Reading: 55-59%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 341 students
    0.1 miles
    822 Ne 5th Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5880
    0.1 K-4 341
  • Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Early Childhood Center Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 92 students
    0.8 miles
    1217 Se 2nd Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5772
    0.8 PK 92
  • Grand Rapids Forest Lake Elementary School Math: 55-59% | Reading: 50-54%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: K-4 | 354 students
    1.0 miles
    715 Nw 7th Ave
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5870
    1 K-4 354
  • Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Area Learning Center Alternative School
    Math: ≤20% | Reading: ≤20%
    Rank
    1/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 8-12 | 96 students
    1.0 miles
    409 Se 13th St
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 999-0247
    1 8-12 96
  • Grand Rapids Grand Rapids Senior High School Math: 52% | Reading: 68%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 1,068 student
    1.5 miles
    800 Conifer Dr Nw
    Grand Rapids, MN 55744
    (218) 327-5760
    1.5 9-12 1,068

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