Southwest Elementary



Southwest Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Southwest Elementary Students by Grade
PK 0
K 71
1 66
2 73
3 77
4 78
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Southwest Elementary is a public elementary school located in Grand Rapids, MN in the Grand Rapids Public School District. It enrolls 365 students in grades 1st through 12th. Southwest Elementary is the 578th largest public school in Minnesota and the 35,552nd largest nationally. It has 16.0 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 365
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 16:1
Full Time Teachers: 22.87
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 35,552nd out of 56,369
Enrollment Rank in Minnesota: 578th out of 1,031
Student/Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 711th out of 1,012
Full Time Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 621st out of 1,012

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Southwest Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 198
(54%)
1,451
(52%)
 Female 167
(46%)
1,333
(48%)

Southwest Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 336
(92%)
2,409
(87%)
 Two or More 18
(5%)
214
(8%)
 American Indian 5
(1%)
89
(3%)
 Hispanic 4
(1%)
44
(2%)
 Asian 2
(1%)
10
(0%)
 Black 0
(0%)
14
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 0
(0%)
4
(0%)

Southwest Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 220
(60%)
1,571
(56%)
 Free and Reduced Lunch Eligible 145
(40%)
1,213
(44%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 1,015 ranked schools in Minnesota, Southwest Elementary is ranked 481st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Southwest Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (39.7%) is slightly 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.

Southwest Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 309
2006 324
2007 374
2008 340
2009 351
2010 377
2011 348
2012 365
2013 379
2014 380
2015 365

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 20.6
2006 21.7
2007 20.2
2008 18.7
2009 19
2010 18.5
2011 17.6
2012 18.9
2013 19
2014 18.3
2015 16

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.21359223300971
2006 0.25617283950617
2007 0.31016042780749
2008 0.35882352941176
2009 0.40740740740741
2010 0.38196286472149
2011 0.41091954022989
2012 0.4027397260274
2013 0.38522427440633
2014 0.39473684210526
2015 0.3972602739726

Compare Southwest Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,460.2% 14.6:1
 
1,598.0% 16.0:1
 
1,600.0% 16.0:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 39.7%
 
State Average 40.5%
 
National Average 55.7%
 

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Public KG - 04 365 16:1  
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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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