Best Academy



Best Academy Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Best Academy Students by Grade
PK 0
K 85
1 62
2 45
3 62
4 44
5 49
6 45
7 65
8 40
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Best Academy is a public elementary school located in Golden Valley, MN in the Best Academy. It enrolls 497 students in grades 1st through 12th. Best Academy is the 356th largest public school in Minnesota and the 21,807th largest nationally. It has 21.6 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 497
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 21.6:1
Full Time Teachers: 23
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 21,807th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Minnesota: 356th out of 1,001
Student/Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 959th out of 989
Full Time Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 601st out of 989

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Best Academy Students by Gender

Outer ring represents school district
  School District
 Male 347
(70%)
347
(70%)
 Female 150
(30%)
150
(30%)

Best Academy Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Black 489
(98%)
489
(98%)
 Two or More 3
(1%)
3
(1%)
 White 3
(1%)
3
(1%)
 Hispanic 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
1
(0%)
 Asian 0
(0%)
0
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
0
(0%)

Best Academy Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 431
(87%)
431
(87%)
 Not Eligible 38
(8%)
38
(8%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 28
(6%)
28
(6%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 986 ranked schools in Minnesota, Best Academy is ranked 44th for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Best Academy students on free and reduced lunch assistance (92.4%) is significantly higher than the state average of 40.6%. This may indicate that the area has a higher 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.

Best Academy Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2007 N/A
2008 265
2009 419
2010 470
2011 526
2012 497

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2007 N/A
2008 26.5
2009 14.4
2010 17.4
2011 18.1
2012 21.6

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2007
2008 0.82264150943396
2009 0.69212410501193
2010 0.8936170212766
2011 0.93346007604563
2012 0.92354124748491

Compare Best Academy to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,480.9% 14.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
2,160.0% 21.6:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.6%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 92.4%
 

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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 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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