Turtle Lake Elementary School

  • Turtle Lake Elementary School serves 936 students in grades 1-5.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 88% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 86% (which is higher than the Minnesota state average of 60%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Turtle Lake Elementary School placed in the top 1% of all schools in Minnesota for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 5%, and reading proficiency is top 1%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Minnesota state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Asian), which is lower than the Minnesota state average of 32%.

Top Placements

Turtle Lake Elementary School places among the top 20% of public schools in Minnesota for:

School Overview

  • Turtle Lake Elementary School's student population of 936 students has declined by 8% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 54 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 1-5
Total Students936 students
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Total Classroom Teachers54 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Turtle Lake Elementary School is ranked within the top 1% of all 1,784 schools in Minnesota (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 18:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Turtle Lake Elementary School is 0.44, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.52. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (MN)
Overall School Rank#9 out of 1,784 schools
(Top 1%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
88%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Turtle Lake 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 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
86%
60%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Turtle Lake 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 2015-16 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio17:116:1
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American Indian
n/a
2%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Turtle Lake Elementary School and percentage of American Indian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Asian
16%
7%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Turtle Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Asian public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Hispanic
4%
9%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Turtle Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
2%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Turtle Lake Elementary School and the percentage of Black public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
73%
68%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Turtle Lake Elementary School and the percentage of White public school students in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Turtle Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Turtle Lake Elementary School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in MN.
Diversity Score0.440.52
This chart display the diversity score of Turtle Lake Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
8%
31%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Turtle Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Turtle Lake Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Minnesota by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameMounds View Public School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, MN Dept. of Education

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