Natural Science Academy

Public, Charter K-5

 920 Holley Ave Ste 3
       Saint Paul Park, MN  55071-8888


 (651) 925-5050

 School Website

District: Natural Science Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
522nd of 859 Minnesota Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  13.0
Number of students:  78

Racial breakdown:

White:
79.5%
Hispanic:
15.4%
Two or more races:
3.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  0.0%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 2, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Natural Science Academy ranked worse than 60.8% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 48.41. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (79.5%), Hispanic (15.4%), two or more races (3.8%). (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Natural Science Academy is 13. (See more...)
Compare Natural Science Academy employs 6 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Natural Science Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Natural Science Academy 522nd of 859 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Natural Science Academy in the ranking list.)

Natural Science Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Natural Science Academy 294th of 452 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Natural Science Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2012 25.41 704th 820 14.1%
2013 53.40 464th 824 43.7%
2017 12.18 762nd 853 10.7%
2018 30.61 660th 847 22.1%
2019 48.41 522nd 859 39.2%

Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Monday, August 26, 2019

Open Quote We have had a great experience at Natural Science Academy! We love that it is a small school with a great community feel. The staff knows all of the children and our kids are more than just a number here. The teachers and paras work really hard to meet the individual needs of students and they have the ability to think outside the box a bit more than a traditional district school might. My kids love all of the outdoor and nature immersion opportunities the school offers (going outside 2x a day for PE and Recess, environmental education) as well as the monthly "Edventures" to parks, museums, etc.

As parents, we really appreciate that in addition to the traditional academic elements (math, science, reading, etc.) the school incorporates work on social/emotional development and environmental stewardship to help kids become well-rounded citizens, good friends, and collaborative teammates - which is amazing! NSA does a great job of developing the whole child, not just pushing them to get the highest possible test scores like most schools these days are being forced to do. We are really happy with our decision to attend and feel so lucky to have this free charter school option available to our kids! Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Open Quote Love the family friendly involvement that parents can contribute to the school and the atmosphere surrounded. And the fact that is not a big school, everyone knows each other, kids always enjoy the outdoors all year long, help them to open their mind since they are expose to nature, I love the fact there is no computers, music class, gym or playground this helps to kids use their minds more like the older days...! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Natural Science Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2009 33 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 40
2010 45 5 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 54
2011 50 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 53
2012 52 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 59
2013 45 0 2 1 0 0 5 0 53
2014 47 3 5 3 0 0 2 0 60
2015 51 2 0 8 0 0 1 0 62
2016 54 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 66
2017 60 1 3 15 n/a n/a 1 0 80
2018 62 1 n/a 12 n/a n/a 3 0 78

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 Natural Science Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 40 3.5 11.4 n/a
2010 54 4.5 12.0 3.7
2011 53 3.9 13.3 18.9
2012 59 3.9 14.8 18.6
2013 53 3.5 14.7 18.9
2014 60 3.9 15.3 21.7
2015 62 4.0 15.5 16.1
2016 66 4.0 16.5 10.6
2017 80 5.0 16.0 3.8
2018 78 6.0 13.0 0.0

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Natural Science Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2009 40 3.5 11.4 n/a
2010 54 4.5 12.0 3.7
2011 53 3.9 13.3 18.9
2012 59 3.9 14.8 18.6
2013 53 3.5 14.7 18.9
2014 60 3.9 15.3 21.7
2015 62 4.0 15.5 16.1
2016 66 4.0 16.5 10.6
2017 80 5.0 16.0 3.8
2018 78 6.0 13.0 0.0

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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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Minnesota Department of Education.

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