St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower

Rank
10/
10
Top 1%
St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower serves 449 students in grades Kindergarten-4.
St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower placed in the top 1% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 1%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is ≥95% (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 85-89% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower's student population of 449 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 23 teachers has grown by 15% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-4
Total Students449 students
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Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
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School Comparison

St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower is ranked within the top 1% 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 St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower is 0.34, 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
#3 out of 1793 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
≥95%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
85-89%
60%
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Student : Teacher Ratio20:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
Asian
6%
7%
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Hispanic
6%
9%
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Black
2%
11%
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White
81%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.340.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
4%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
8%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. Croix Preparatory Academy School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to St. Croix Preparatory Academy Lower is St. Croix Preparatory Academy Upper (0.2 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is St Croix Preparatory Academy Middle School (0.0 miles away)
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