Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Summary:

Stride Academy K-8 Charter School is a public charter school in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, serving students from kindergarten through 8th grade. With a diverse student population that is predominantly African American, the school has consistently ranked in the bottom quartile of Minnesota elementary schools, earning a 1-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Stride Academy's academic performance, as measured by the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA-III), is significantly lower than the state and district averages across all grade levels and subject areas. For example, in the 2022-2023 school year, only 20.62% of Stride Academy students were proficient or better in Math, compared to the state average of 45.49%. The school also has a very high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 61.39% to 84.56% over the past three school years, which is significantly higher than the nearby St. Cloud Public School District and other local schools.

While Stride Academy has a significantly higher percentage of African American students compared to the nearby public schools, the academic performance of African American students at Stride Academy is consistently lower than the state and district averages for this subgroup. This suggests that the school may be struggling to effectively serve its diverse student population. In comparison, nearby schools like Kennedy Community School and Westwood Elementary have significantly higher academic performance, despite serving student populations with similar demographic characteristics.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-8

 3241 Oakham Ln
       Saint Cloud, MN  56301-8900


(320) 230-5340

District: STRIDE Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
716th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,178 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  13.7 Help
Number of students:  544

Racial breakdown:

African American:
79.8%
White:
12.7%
Hispanic:
3.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  84.6% Help


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Compare Details Stride Academy K-8 Charter School ranks worse than 84.9% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.56. (See more...)
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Compare Details Stride Academy K-8 Charter School ranks worse than 91.2% of middle schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 10.33. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (79.8%), White (12.7%), Hispanic (3.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 84.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School is 13.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School is $12,178.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Stride Academy K-8 Charter School:

SchoolDigger ranks Stride Academy K-8 Charter School 716th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Stride Academy K-8 Charter School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Low Socio Economic Status students:
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Male students:
African American students:

SchoolDigger ranks Stride Academy K-8 Charter School 488th of 535 Minnesota public middle schools. (See Stride Academy K-8 Charter School in the ranking list.)

Middle School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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STRIDE Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks STRIDE Academy 402nd of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

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Rank History for all elementary school students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 44.08 550th 824 33.3%
2014 37.78 606th 826 26.6%
2015 46.64 548th 840 34.8%
2016 32.76 648th 848 23.6%
2017 36.70 624th 853 26.8%
2018 32.02 650th 847 23.3%
2019 35.71 632nd 870 27.4%
2021 14.56 738th 869 15.1%
2022 16.95 724th 858 15.6%
2023 15.56 718th 845 15.0%
See the entire list of Minnesota Elementary School Rankings!

Rank History for elementary school English Language Learner students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 50.48 95th 242 60.7%
2019 52.04 87th 239 63.6%
2021 36.96 110th 175 37.1%
2022 38.53 157th 256 38.7%
2023 41.67 156th 276 43.5%
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Rank History for elementary school Low Socio Economic Status students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.80 545th 728 25.1%
2019 49.87 395th 740 46.6%
2021 17.86 597th 683 12.6%
2023 24.33 622nd 774 19.6%
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Rank History for elementary school Female students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 38.19 559th 774 27.8%
2019 37.65 562nd 787 28.6%
2021 15.23 673rd 783 14.0%
2022 19.18 659th 799 17.5%
2023 15.07 679th 787 13.7%
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Rank History for elementary school Male students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.52 629th 779 19.3%
2019 33.81 594th 798 25.6%
2021 13.53 688th 784 12.2%
2022 15.11 698th 808 13.6%
2023 15.96 680th 799 14.9%
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Rank History for elementary school African American students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 42.66 161st 266 39.5%
2019 51.56 133rd 283 53.0%
2021 23.36 191st 227 15.9%
2022 31.65 206th 282 27.0%
2023 29.72 208th 279 25.4%
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Rank History for elementary school White students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 67.89 195th 712 72.6%
2019 64.68 236th 722 67.3%
2021 40.24 476th 710 33.0%
2022 47.10 411th 725 43.3%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

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Rank History for all middle school students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 52.50 243rd 488 50.2%
2014 51.14 254th 490 48.2%
2015 35.00 365th 516 29.3%
2016 28.60 400th 508 21.3%
2017 34.53 369th 523 29.4%
2021 15.73 449th 521 13.8%
2022 25.26 395th 520 24.0%
2023 10.33 483rd 529 8.7%
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Rank History for middle school English Language Learner students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 68.33 10th 102 90.2%
2022 38.58 78th 130 40.0%
2023 28.13 118th 133 11.3%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 26.16 324th 399 18.8%
2023 12.54 432nd 459 5.9%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 27.94 338th 443 23.7%
2022 35.73 324th 467 30.6%
2023 14.26 403rd 455 11.4%
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Rank History for middle school Male students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 8.42 413th 437 5.5%
2022 14.83 420th 476 11.8%
2023 6.76 443rd 464 4.5%
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Rank History for middle school African American students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 32.63 102nd 141 27.7%
2022 31.38 110th 162 32.1%
2023 18.23 146th 164 11.0%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Enrollment information for Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 68 15 0 3 3 2 0 0 91
2012 85 22 0 3 3 1 0 0 114
2013 127 32 3 4 4 2 2 0 174
2014 182 49 4 0 1 3 2 0 241
2015 166 71 5 3 1 4 1 0 251
2016 469 170 17 11 1 3 5 0 676
2017 411 226 17 14 1 2 17 0 688
2018 115 160 4 12 1 1 11 0 304
2019 114 230 2 16 1 0 9 0 372
2020 115 301 3 23 1 0 18 0 461
2021 85 337 3 21 0 0 15 0 461
2022 96 380 4 18 0 1 20 0 519
2023 69 434 5 20 0 1 15 0 544

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 91 9.0 10.0 59.3
2012 114 11.4 9.9 43.9
2013 174 12.3 14.1 58.6
2014 241 15.9 15.1 58.5
2015 251 20.0 12.5 61
2016 676 52.0 13.0 49
2017 688 55.2 12.4 53.6
2018 304 27.9 10.8 72
2019 372 30.7 12.1 51.3
2020 461 34.1 13.4 69.4
2021 461 40.6 11.3 61.4
2022 519 43.8 11.8 69.7
2023 544 39.6 13.7 84.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 91 9.0 10.0 59.3
2012 114 11.4 9.9 43.9
2013 174 12.3 14.1 58.6
2014 241 15.9 15.1 58.5
2015 251 20.0 12.5 61
2016 676 52.0 13.0 49
2017 688 55.2 12.4 53.6
2018 304 27.9 10.8 72
2019 372 30.7 12.1 51.3
2020 461 34.1 13.4 69.4
2021 461 40.6 11.3 61.4
2022 519 43.8 11.8 69.7
2023 544 39.6 13.7 84.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,178

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Stride Academy K-8 Charter School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 632nd of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 718th of 845 Elementary schools
 12.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)64.358.3
 6%
   3rd Grade Math (STRIDE Academy)64.358.3
 6%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)48.631.7
 16.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (STRIDE Academy)48.631.7
 16.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)39.614.9
 24.7%
   4th Grade Math (STRIDE Academy)39.614.9
 24.7%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)35.411.8
 23.7%
   4th Grade Reading (STRIDE Academy)35.411.8
 23.7%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)35.418.8
 16.6%
   5th Grade Math (STRIDE Academy)35.418.8
 16.6%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)58.334.8
 23.6%
   5th Grade Reading (STRIDE Academy)58.334.8
 23.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)5015.9
 34.1%
   5th Grade Science (STRIDE Academy)5015.9
 34.1%
   5th Grade Science (Minnesota)54.948.4
 6.5%
6th Grade Math (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)39.110.8
 28.4%
   6th Grade Math (STRIDE Academy)39.110.8
 28.4%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (Stride Academy K-8 Charter School)51.125.4
 25.7%
   6th Grade Reading (STRIDE Academy)51.125.4
 25.7%
   6th Grade Reading (Minnesota)62.853.4
 9.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students372544
 46.2%
African American230434
 88.7%
American Indian10
 100%
Asian25
 150%
Hispanic1620
 25%
Pacific Islander01
White11469
 39.5%
Two or More Races915
 66.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.3%84.6%
 33.2%


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Students at Stride Academy K-8 Charter School are 80% African American, 13% White, 4% Hispanic, 3% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 544 students attended Stride Academy K-8 Charter School.

Stride Academy K-8 Charter School ranks in the bottom 15.1% of Minnesota elementary schools.


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