St. James Northside Elementary School

  • St. James Northside Elementary School serves 451 students in grades Kindergarten-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 72% (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 64% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • St. James Northside Elementary School placed in the top 30% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 20%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34% (majority Black and Hispanic).

Top Placements

St. James Northside Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • St. James Northside Elementary School's student population of 451 students has grown by 27% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 33 teachers has grown by 26% over five school years.
AwardsHonored for National Blue Ribbon Award Blue Ribbon School (2020)
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-5
Total Students451 students
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Total Classroom Teachers33 teachers
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School Comparison

  • St. James Northside Elementary School is ranked within the top 30% 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. James Northside Elementary School is 0.53, 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#416 out of 1793 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
72%
58%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of St. James Northside 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)
64%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of St. James Northside 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 Ratio14:116:1
American Indian
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in St. James Northside Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2010-11 school year data.
Asian
1%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in St. James Northside Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
Hispanic
52%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in St. James Northside Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
Black
n/a
11%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in St. James Northside Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
White
45%
66%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in St. James Northside Elementary School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.530.54
This chart display the diversity score of St. James Northside 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
47%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
11%
8%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in St. James Northside Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSt. James 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 St. James Northside Elementary School is St. James Middle/High School (0.2 miles away)
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