Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

Summary:

Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy is a public charter elementary school serving 241 students in grades K-5 in Saint Cloud, Minnesota, which is part of the St. Cloud Public School District.

While the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 11.2, it faces significant challenges in providing a high-quality education to its students. The school has a significantly higher percentage of African American students (96.68%) compared to the surrounding schools, and its academic performance, as measured by MCA-III test scores, is significantly lower than the state and district averages across all grades and subjects. For example, in 2022-2023, only 30.43% of students were proficient or better in Math, compared to the state average of 45.49%. Additionally, the school has an extremely high percentage of students (95.44%) receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population.

Comparing Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy to nearby schools, such as Westwood Elementary and Talahi Community Elementary, which also serve high-poverty student populations, the data suggests that the challenges faced by Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy may be unique or more severe. These nearby schools have higher academic performance and lower free and reduced-price lunch rates compared to Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy, indicating that the school may need more targeted interventions and support to improve student success.


Detail:

Public, Charter K-5

 1025 18th St N
       Saint Cloud, MN  56303-8888


(320) 774-2201

District: Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

SchoolDigger Rank:
689th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,533 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  11.2 Help
Number of students:  241

Racial breakdown:

African American:
96.7%
White:
1.7%
Two or more races:
0.8%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  95.4% Help


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Compare Details Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy ranks worse than 81.7% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 19.71. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (96.7%), White (1.7%), two or more races (0.8%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 95.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy is 11.2. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy is $14,533.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy 689th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy in the ranking list.)

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Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy 378th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

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Rank History for all students at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2015 0.29 839th 840 0.1%
2016 0.33 845th 848 0.4%
2017 0.43 850th 853 0.4%
2018 1.33 840th 847 0.8%
2019 4.63 826th 870 5.1%
2021 7.26 789th 869 9.2%
2022 17.60 716th 858 16.6%
2023 19.71 691st 845 18.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 19.20 237th 242 2.1%
2019 23.08 219th 239 8.4%
2021 33.51 127th 175 27.4%
2022 42.79 139th 256 45.7%
2023 57.07 86th 276 68.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.89 719th 728 1.2%
2019 13.13 685th 740 7.4%
2021 14.99 613th 683 10.2%
2022 32.61 478th 663 27.9%
2023 39.70 502nd 774 35.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 0.85 773rd 774 0.1%
2019 4.87 755th 787 4.1%
2021 7.95 719th 783 8.2%
2022 14.24 686th 799 14.1%
2023 12.20 694th 787 11.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 2.83 758th 779 2.7%
2019 5.62 756th 798 5.3%
2021 7.76 723rd 784 7.8%
2022 18.17 687th 808 15.0%
2023 29.72 606th 799 24.2%
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Rank History for African American students at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.54 253rd 266 4.9%
2019 23.52 235th 283 17.0%
2021 29.27 168th 227 26.0%
2022 44.66 150th 282 46.8%
2023 53.66 116th 279 58.4%
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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 Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2015 6 125 0 0 0 0 7 0 138
2016 6 152 0 0 0 0 1 0 159
2017 1 166 0 0 0 0 1 0 168
2018 2 205 0 0 0 0 1 0 208
2019 3 163 1 0 0 0 0 0 167
2020 2 182 1 0 0 0 1 0 186
2021 3 221 1 0 0 0 1 0 226
2022 4 227 0 0 0 0 0 0 231
2023 4 233 1 0 1 0 2 0 241

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

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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 Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 138 11.0 12.5 99.3
2016 159 16.0 9.9 100
2017 168 15.8 10.6 100
2018 208 18.0 11.5 95.7
2019 167 19.6 8.4 89.2
2020 186 29.0 6.4 88.7
2021 226 23.5 9.6 87.2
2022 231 22.5 10.2 84
2023 241 21.5 11.2 95.4

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 Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2015 138 11.0 12.5 99.3
2016 159 16.0 9.9 100
2017 168 15.8 10.6 100
2018 208 18.0 11.5 95.7
2019 167 19.6 8.4 89.2
2020 186 29.0 6.4 88.7
2021 226 23.5 9.6 87.2
2022 231 22.5 10.2 84
2023 241 21.5 11.2 95.4

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 Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $14,533

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 826th of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 691st of 845 Elementary schools
 13.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)26.751.4
 24.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)26.751.4
 24.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)33.334.3
 1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)33.334.3
 1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)26.732.5
 5.8%
   4th Grade Math (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)26.732.5
 5.8%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)2032.5
 12.5%
   4th Grade Reading (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)2032.5
 12.5%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)010
 10%
   5th Grade Math (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)010
 10%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)19.132.5
 13.5%
   5th Grade Reading (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)19.132.5
 13.5%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)4.817.5
 12.7%
   5th Grade Science (Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy)4.817.5
 12.7%
   5th Grade Science (Minnesota)54.948.4
 6.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students167241
 44.3%
African American163233
 42.9%
American Indian01
Asian11
Hispanic00
Pacific Islander00
White34
 33.3%
Two or More Races02
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients89.2%95.4%
 6.2%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 241 students attended Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy.

Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy ranks in the bottom 18.3% of Minnesota elementary schools.

Students at Saint Cloud Math and Science Academy are 97% African American, 2% White.


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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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