International Spanish Language Academy

Summary:

The International Spanish Language Academy (ISLA) is a public charter elementary school in Edina, Minnesota, serving students from kindergarten to 6th grade. With a strong focus on Spanish language immersion and a diverse student population, ISLA stands out from nearby schools in the Edina Public School District and Bloomington Public School District.

ISLA has a significantly higher percentage of Hispanic students (34-35%) compared to nearby public schools, which range from 6-25% Hispanic. The school consistently ranks in the top 20-25% of Minnesota elementary schools, with a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger, outperforming the state and district averages in both math and reading proficiency. ISLA also has a relatively low percentage of free/reduced lunch recipients (16.41%) compared to the nearby Bloomington schools, which range from 23-71%.

While the nearby Normandale Elementary and Creek Valley Elementary schools in the Edina district generally outperform ISLA, the school still manages to excel compared to the Bloomington district schools, which have lower overall academic performance. The school's focus on Spanish language immersion, its relatively low free/reduced lunch rates, and its slightly higher student-teacher ratio may all be contributing factors to ISLA's academic success.


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Public, Charter K-6

 5350 W 78th St
       Edina, MN  55439-8888


(952) 746-6020

District: International Spanish Language Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
158th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,040 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  16.9 Help
Number of students:  396

Racial breakdown:

White:
54.3%
Hispanic:
34.3%
Two or more races:
7.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  16.4% Help


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Compare Details International Spanish Language Academy ranks better than 81.3% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.83. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (54.3%), Hispanic (34.3%), two or more races (7.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 16.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at International Spanish Language Academy is 16.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at International Spanish Language Academy is $10,040.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

International Spanish Language Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks International Spanish Language Academy 158th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See International Spanish Language Academy in the ranking list.)

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SchoolDigger ranks International Spanish Language Academy 49th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for International Spanish Language Academy

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Rank History for all students at International Spanish Language Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2010 81.35 55th 803 93.2%
2011 71.64 203rd 814 75.1%
2012 83.37 55th 820 93.3%
2013 75.60 168th 824 79.6%
2014 72.97 203rd 826 75.4%
2015 83.04 79th 840 90.6%
2016 81.57 95th 848 88.8%
2017 82.38 92nd 853 89.2%
2018 83.75 82nd 847 90.3%
2019 80.77 127th 870 85.4%
2021 82.76 102nd 869 88.3%
2022 79.08 149th 858 82.6%
2023 78.83 158th 845 81.3%
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Rank History for Female students at International Spanish Language Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.80 77th 774 90.1%
2019 78.51 122nd 787 84.5%
2021 82.69 78th 783 90.0%
2022 70.44 235th 799 70.6%
2023 75.99 168th 787 78.7%
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Rank History for Male students at International Spanish Language Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.84 120th 779 84.6%
2019 76.38 156th 798 80.5%
2021 76.32 146th 784 81.4%
2022 79.10 129th 808 84.0%
2023 73.92 193rd 799 75.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at International Spanish Language Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.77 6th 220 97.3%
2019 90.73 9th 219 95.9%
2021 74.91 22nd 153 85.6%
2022 83.98 17th 209 91.9%
2023 80.62 26th 214 87.9%
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Rank History for White students at International Spanish Language Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.65 62nd 712 91.3%
2019 83.58 57th 722 92.1%
2021 82.26 69th 710 90.3%
2022 75.92 129th 725 82.2%
2023 75.65 133rd 712 81.3%
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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.

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Enrollment information for International Spanish Language Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2008 55 6 2 8 0 n/a n/a 0 71
2009 93 11 2 15 0 n/a n/a 0 121
2010 127 16 1 28 0 n/a n/a 0 172
2011 159 10 0 29 0 0 11 0 209
2012 166 7 0 53 0 0 11 0 237
2013 191 4 0 54 0 0 7 0 256
2014 195 6 2 77 0 0 6 0 286
2015 192 7 2 91 0 0 7 0 299
2016 188 5 4 93 0 0 12 0 302
2017 199 7 5 90 0 0 16 0 317
2018 200 6 2 102 0 0 19 0 329
2019 199 8 3 95 0 0 21 0 326
2020 202 10 3 103 0 0 22 0 340
2021 193 10 2 98 0 0 22 0 325
2022 206 21 2 117 0 1 27 0 374
2023 215 12 3 136 0 1 29 0 396

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at International Spanish Language Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 71 4.0 17.8 12.7
2009 121 5.9 20.5 8.3
2010 172 9.2 18.7 11
2011 209 11.1 18.8 10.5
2012 237 13.2 17.9 6.3
2013 256 14.4 17.7 6.6
2014 286 15.4 18.5 8
2015 299 16.0 18.6 7
2016 302 16.0 18.8 8.9
2017 317 17.2 18.4 6.6
2018 329 17.1 19.1 6.7
2019 326 17.1 19.0 6.4
2020 340 18.0 18.8 6.2
2021 325 17.7 18.2 8.3
2022 374 21.7 17.2 9.1
2023 396 23.3 16.9 16.4

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 International Spanish Language Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2008 71 4.0 17.8 12.7
2009 121 5.9 20.5 8.3
2010 172 9.2 18.7 11
2011 209 11.1 18.8 10.5
2012 237 13.2 17.9 6.3
2013 256 14.4 17.7 6.6
2014 286 15.4 18.5 8
2015 299 16.0 18.6 7
2016 302 16.0 18.8 8.9
2017 317 17.2 18.4 6.6
2018 329 17.1 19.1 6.7
2019 326 17.1 19.0 6.4
2020 340 18.0 18.8 6.2
2021 325 17.7 18.2 8.3
2022 374 21.7 17.2 9.1
2023 396 23.3 16.9 16.4

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for International Spanish Language Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $10,040

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

Impact of COVID-19 on International Spanish Language Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 127th of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 158th of 845 Elementary schools
 4.1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (International Spanish Language Academy)6880
 12%
   3rd Grade Math (International Spanish Language Academy)6880
 12%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (International Spanish Language Academy)6663.6
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Reading (International Spanish Language Academy)6663.6
 2.4%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (International Spanish Language Academy)85.766.7
 19%
   4th Grade Math (International Spanish Language Academy)85.766.7
 19%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (International Spanish Language Academy)77.658.3
 19.2%
   4th Grade Reading (International Spanish Language Academy)77.658.3
 19.2%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (International Spanish Language Academy)52.446.5
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (International Spanish Language Academy)52.446.5
 5.9%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (International Spanish Language Academy)8172.7
 8.2%
   5th Grade Reading (International Spanish Language Academy)8172.7
 8.2%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (International Spanish Language Academy)69.159.1
 10%
   5th Grade Science (International Spanish Language Academy)69.159.1
 10%
   5th Grade Science (Minnesota)54.948.4
 6.5%
6th Grade Math (International Spanish Language Academy)72.548.8
 23.7%
   6th Grade Math (International Spanish Language Academy)72.548.8
 23.7%
   6th Grade Math (Minnesota)50.539.7
 10.8%
6th Grade Reading (International Spanish Language Academy)87.567.4
 20.1%
   6th Grade Reading (International Spanish Language Academy)87.567.4
 20.1%
   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 Students326396
 21.5%
African American812
 50%
American Indian00
Asian33
Hispanic95136
 43.2%
Pacific Islander01
White199215
 8%
Two or More Races2129
 38.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients6.4%16.4%
 10%


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Students at International Spanish Language Academy are 54% White, 34% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 3% African American.

International Spanish Language Academy ranks 158th of 843 Minnesota elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 396 students attended International Spanish Language Academy.


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