Tesfa International School

1745 University Avenue West
Saint Paul, MN 55104
  • Tesfa International School serves 161 students in grades Kindergarten-6.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 6-9% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 59%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 15-19% (which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 61%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • Tesfa International School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 34%.

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School Overview

  • Tesfa International School's student population of 161 students has grown by 15% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 5 teachers has declined by 54% over five school years.
School TypeCharter School
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-6
Total Students161 students
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Total Classroom Teachers5 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Tesfa International School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,791 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has increased from 13:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Tesfa International School is 0.26, 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 School Rank (16-17)#1768 out of 1791 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)6-9%
59%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)15-19%
61%
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Student : Teacher Ratio32:116:1
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Black
85%
11%
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White
14%
66%
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Two or more races
1%
5%
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Diversity Score0.260.54
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Eligible for Free Lunch
94%
29%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
8%
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameTesfa International School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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    0.1 miles
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    (651)642-0667
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    Grades: 5-12 | 62 students
    0.3 miles
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