Pine River-Backus Elementary



Pine River-Backus Elementary Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Pine River-Backus Elementary Students by Grade
PK 20
K 70
1 78
2 67
3 56
4 64
5 53
6 67
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 0
11 0
12 0

Pine River-Backus Elementary is a public elementary school located in Pine River, MN in the Pine River-Backus School District. It enrolls 475 students in grades 1st through 12th. Pine River-Backus Elementary is the 398th largest public school in Minnesota and the 23,911th largest nationally. It has 13.4 students to every teacher.

Total Students: 475
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 13.4:1
Full Time Teachers: 35.54
Enrollment Rank Nationally: 23,911th out of 56,229
Enrollment Rank in Minnesota: 398th out of 1,001
Student/Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 295th out of 989
Full Time Teacher Rank in Minnesota: 270th out of 989

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Pine River-Backus Elementary Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 239
(50%)
239
(50%)
 Female 236
(50%)
236
(50%)

Pine River-Backus Elementary Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 446
(94%)
446
(94%)
 Black 9
(2%)
9
(2%)
 American Indian 8
(2%)
8
(2%)
 Asian 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Hispanic 4
(1%)
4
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
2
(0%)
 Two or More 2
(0%)
2
(0%)

Pine River-Backus Elementary Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 286
(60%)
286
(60%)
 Not Eligible 146
(31%)
146
(31%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 43
(9%)
43
(9%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Out of 986 ranked schools in Minnesota, Pine River-Backus Elementary is ranked 131st for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Pine River-Backus Elementary students on free and reduced lunch assistance (69.3%) 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.

Pine River-Backus Elementary Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 371
2006 456
2007 456
2008 446
2009 446
2010 464
2011 459
2012 475

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.7
2006 17.3
2007 14.5
2008 13.5
2009 13.7
2010 13.9
2011 13.4
2012 13.4

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.60377358490566
2006 0.60526315789474
2007 0.625
2008 0.66591928251121
2009 0.70627802690583
2010 0.67456896551724
2011 0.67538126361656
2012 0.69263157894737

Compare Pine River-Backus Elementary to Other Elementary Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,340.0% 13.4:1
 
1,480.9% 14.8:1
 
1,610.2% 16.1:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
State Average 40.6%
 
National Average 55.2%
 
This School 69.3%
 

Top Nearby Elementary Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Pine River-Backus Elementary
Pine River, MN
Public PK - 06 475 13.4:1  
Pequot Lakes Middle School
Pequot Lakes, MN
Public 05 - 08 528 18.8:1 10 miles
Eagle View Elementary
Breezy Point, MN
Public PK - 05 616 14.8:1 11 miles
Crosslake Community Charter School
Crosslake, MN
Public KG - 08 125 10.5:1 15 miles
Nisswa Elementary
Nisswa, MN
Public PK - 04 275 14.9:1 16 miles
Immanuel Lutheran School
Walker, MN
Private PK - 08 54 18:1 24 miles
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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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