Northwinds Elementary



Northwinds Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Northwinds Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 75
1 88
2 84
3 93
4 99
5 104
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Northwinds Elementary is a public elementary school located in Buffalo, MN in the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose Public School District. It enrolls 543 students in grades 1st through 12th. Northwinds Elementary is the 280th largest public school in Minnesota and the 18,095th largest nationally. It has 17.5 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 543
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.5:1
Full Time Teachers: 31.07
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 18,095th out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Minnesota: 280th out of 1,031
Student/Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 864th out of 1,012
Full Time Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 406th out of 1,012

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Northwinds Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 292
(54%)
2,062
(52%)
 Female 251
(46%)
1,898
(48%)

Northwinds Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 512
(94%)
3,580
(90%)
 Two or More 17
(3%)
142
(4%)
 Hispanic 6
(1%)
139
(4%)
 Black 5
(1%)
49
(1%)
 Asian 2
(0%)
34
(1%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
12
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
4
(0%)

Northwinds Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 421
(78%)
2,898
(73%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 67
(12%)
677
(17%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 55
(10%)
385
(10%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,015 ranked schools in Minnesota, Northwinds Elementary is ranked 553rd for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Northwinds Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (22.5%) is lower than the state average of 40.5%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Northwinds Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 N/A
2006 556
2007 571
2008 579
2009 619
2010 622
2011 636
2012 593
2013 560
2014 573
2015 543

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 N/A
2006 20.8
2007 18.7
2008 19.7
2009 19.9
2010 20
2011 19.4
2012 19.6
2013 17.5
2014 18.2
2015 17.5

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005
2006 0.16906474820144
2007 0.20140105078809
2008 0.23143350604491
2009 0.25363489499192
2010 0.29742765273312
2011 0.27201257861635
2012 0.28330522765599
2013 0.23392857142857
2014 0.2565445026178
2015 0.22467771639042

Compare Northwinds Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,460.2% 14.6:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,750.0% 17.5:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 22.5%
 
State Average 40.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public elementary school and private elementary school data obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics in the United States. The data displayed is from the most current sources available. For public schools this is the 2015-2016 school year. For private schools this is the 2015-2016 school year.

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