Poplar Bridge Elementary

Public K-5

 8401 Palmer Rd
       Bloomington, MN  55437-1389


 (952) 681-5400

District: Bloomington Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
327th of 847 Minnesota Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  14.2
Number of students:  487

Racial breakdown:
White:
58.1%
Hispanic:
14.8%
African American:
13.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.1%

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We updated the 2017-18 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 30, 2018.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2018, Poplar Bridge Elementary ranked better than 61.4% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranked 3rd among 10 ranked elementary schools in the Bloomington Public School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2018 the calculated Average Standard Score was 64.67. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Poplar Bridge Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (58.1%), Hispanic (14.8%), African American (13.3%). (See more...)
Compare Details 33.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Poplar Bridge Elementary is 14.2. 6 elementary schools in the Bloomington Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Poplar Bridge Elementary employs 34.1 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2018 Rankings:

Poplar Bridge Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Poplar Bridge Elementary 327th of 847 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Poplar Bridge Elementary in the ranking list.)

Bloomington Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Bloomington Public School District 257th of 440 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Poplar Bridge Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 70.12 172nd 674 74.5%
2004 81.32 63rd 676 90.7%
2005 71.37 178th 685 74.0%
2006 73.18 158th 756 79.1%
2007 81.56 68th 777 91.2%
2008 75.35 137th 781 82.5%
2009 75.26 86th 434 80.2%
2010 70.81 219th 803 72.7%
2011 64.93 312th 814 61.7%
2012 57.03 440th 820 46.3%
2013 65.01 317th 824 61.5%
2014 62.59 347th 826 58.0%
2015 63.42 340th 840 59.5%
2016 66.01 307th 848 63.8%
2017 70.70 254th 853 70.2%
2018 64.67 327th 847 61.4%

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

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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

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by a parent
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Open Quote My children have both been going to Poplar Bridge since Kindergarten. The teachers and staff really care about the kids and the parents. Thank you to Poplar Bridge for making such positive improvements in the past year! They had 1 year of a bad principal which accounts for some lower test scores and comments, but the school and administration quickly took action and let him go! Thank you! My children currently love the new principal who is very experienced and well respected in Minnesota, and the school is back on track. The test scores are up and the teachers seem so much happier too. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Poplar Bridge Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 494 8 26 4 0 n/a n/a 0 532
1989 488 3 28 6 0 n/a n/a 0 525
1990 507 9 34 5 1 n/a n/a 0 556
1991 540 11 41 4 1 n/a n/a 0 597
1992 493 13 36 4 0 n/a n/a 0 546
1993 493 10 31 7 4 n/a n/a 0 545
1994 482 7 33 7 3 n/a n/a 0 532
1995 453 13 27 8 1 n/a n/a 0 502
1996 453 13 27 8 1 n/a n/a 0 502
1997 436 11 25 9 1 n/a n/a 0 482
1998 432 9 34 10 1 n/a n/a 0 486
1999 397 20 33 7 5 n/a n/a 0 462
2000 371 22 34 16 1 n/a n/a 0 444
2001 345 25 28 18 1 n/a n/a 0 417
2002 378 49 37 23 2 n/a n/a 0 489
2003 378 49 37 23 2 n/a n/a 0 489
2004 387 49 37 24 3 n/a n/a 0 500
2005 362 51 38 41 5 n/a n/a 0 497
2006 324 53 45 33 4 n/a n/a 0 459
2007 303 55 49 39 4 n/a n/a 0 450
2008 302 43 43 22 4 n/a n/a 0 414
2009 278 53 33 29 2 n/a n/a 0 395
2010 247 43 33 30 1 n/a n/a 0 354
2011 249 35 30 35 0 0 16 0 365
2012 279 59 37 47 1 0 36 0 459
2013 282 48 36 61 1 0 44 0 472
2014 294 54 28 76 4 1 32 0 489
2015 290 51 31 71 4 1 43 0 491
2016 295 61 28 66 5 0 41 0 496
2017 283 65 21 72 3 n/a 43 0 487

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 Poplar Bridge Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 532 28.6 18.6 2.6
1989 525 24.1 21.7 1.5
1990 556 25.0 22.2 2.0
1991 597 24.5 24.3 2.5
1992 546 25.0 21.8 2.4
1993 545 25.1 21.7 2.9
1994 532 25.2 21.1 2.6
1995 502 24.4 20.6 4.4
1996 502 24.4 20.6 4.4
1997 482 21.2 22.7 5.8
1998 486 n/a 0.0 3.7
1999 462 35.5 13.0 5.6
2000 444 28.2 15.7 8.6
2001 417 25.8 16.2 8.9
2002 489 29.0 16.9 11.9
2003 489 29.0 16.9 11.9
2004 500 29.1 17.2 14.8
2005 497 28.6 17.4 19.7
2006 459 23.1 19.9 15.0
2007 450 26.8 16.8 19.1
2008 414 24.8 16.7 14.5
2009 395 24.4 16.2 18.2
2010 354 21.7 16.2 18.6
2011 365 23.7 15.4 23.6
2012 459 27.8 16.4 30.1
2013 472 27.6 17.0 33.7
2014 489 28.8 16.9 34.4
2015 491 31.0 15.8 32.2
2016 496 32.0 15.5 33.5
2017 487 34.1 14.2 33.1

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 Poplar Bridge Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 532 28.6 18.6 2.6
1989 525 24.1 21.7 1.5
1990 556 25.0 22.2 2.0
1991 597 24.5 24.3 2.5
1992 546 25.0 21.8 2.4
1993 545 25.1 21.7 2.9
1994 532 25.2 21.1 2.6
1995 502 24.4 20.6 4.4
1996 502 24.4 20.6 4.4
1997 482 21.2 22.7 5.8
1998 486 n/a 0.0 3.7
1999 462 35.5 13.0 5.6
2000 444 28.2 15.7 8.6
2001 417 25.8 16.2 8.9
2002 489 29.0 16.9 11.9
2003 489 29.0 16.9 11.9
2004 500 29.1 17.2 14.8
2005 497 28.6 17.4 19.7
2006 459 23.1 19.9 15.0
2007 450 26.8 16.8 19.1
2008 414 24.8 16.7 14.5
2009 395 24.4 16.2 18.2
2010 354 21.7 16.2 18.6
2011 365 23.7 15.4 23.6
2012 459 27.8 16.4 30.1
2013 472 27.6 17.0 33.7
2014 489 28.8 16.9 34.4
2015 491 31.0 15.8 32.2
2016 496 32.0 15.5 33.5
2017 487 34.1 14.2 33.1

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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