Clear Springs Elementary

Public K-5

 5701 Hwy 101
       Minnetonka, MN  55345-5099


(952) 401-6950

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District: Minnetonka Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
103rd of 870 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,271 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  15.0
Number of students:  881

Racial breakdown:

White:
82.7%
Hispanic:
6.7%
Two or more races:
4.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  6.2%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Clear Springs Elementary ranks better than 88.2% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks last among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Minnetonka Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 82.55. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (82.7%), Hispanic (6.7%), two or more races (4.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 6.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Clear Springs Elementary is 15. 3 elementary schools in the Minnetonka Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Clear Springs Elementary is $12,271, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Minnetonka Public School District!
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Clear Springs Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Clear Springs Elementary 103rd of 870 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Clear Springs Elementary in the ranking list.)

Minnetonka Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Minnetonka Public School District 9th of 457 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Clear Springs Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 82.88 56th 674 91.7%
2004 81.62 61st 676 91.0%
2005 82.18 50th 685 92.7%
2006 82.90 53rd 756 93.0%
2007 83.32 48th 777 93.8%
2008 82.54 62nd 781 92.1%
2009 84.99 22nd 434 94.9%
2010 77.57 100th 803 87.5%
2011 82.56 65th 814 92.0%
2012 81.04 77th 820 90.6%
2013 77.89 136th 824 83.5%
2014 85.05 55th 826 93.3%
2015 84.49 58th 840 93.1%
2016 89.33 23rd 848 97.3%
2017 87.74 37th 853 95.7%
2018 84.05 79th 847 90.7%
2019 82.55 103rd 870 88.2%

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

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by a parent
Monday, December 15, 2014

Open Quote Huge graduating class sizes - more than a 1,000. Very little parent involvement now that most students are open enrolled. Watered down curriculum to accommodate the masses. Look to Eden Prairie or Hopkins for a better learning culture. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Open Quote Unless you are looking for a BIG elementary school, I would look elsewhere. The grade levels are big, the class sizes are big and getting bigger, and the lines to pick up your kids are big (huge actually). I so wish we had dug deeper into Minnetonka and talked with other parents (not administration). Minnetonka is becoming a massive district, and there is no sign of the growth stopping. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 3, 2013

Open Quote As parents we are currently frustrated with the large class size in 4th and 5th grades. The district website says 15-25 per class, but we are looking at close to 30 kids in a class with one teacher. This is not why we chose Minnetonka schools. It is very disappointing. Kids who are average are getting lost. The last 2 years the class size has been 29-30 in 4-5 th grades and some kids have commented to me that they are glad to fool around more and not speak Spanish as much since they are not called on with so many kids in the class. UGH. Beware. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, January 23, 2012

Open Quote We LOVE Clear Springs Elementary School! When we were presented with the opportunity to move to the twin cities area this fall, we chose to live in Minnetonka due to the outstanding schools. We toured several Minnetonka schools and wondered how we would ever chose-then we toured Clear Springs! The Principal is amazing; he was very friendly and welcoming. He answered all of our questions and took the time to get to know our kids. He then placed them into classrooms that he felt would be a good fit for each of them. He knows all of the students by name and goes out of his way to say hello to each of them when he sees them! The teachers are also outstanding! Our children are in the High Potential program and have enjoyed it very much--they seem to be challenged appropriately. The lunches and mid-morning snacks are healthy so I feel good about my kids eating them. The technology is top-notch: our kids even participate in an online discussion board and can play educational games that challenge them and are geared towards their class lessons. We highly recommend this school to family and friends, and are so glad we found such a great school for our kids! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Clear Springs Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 462 8 13 5 0 n/a n/a 0 488
1989 517 6 20 6 0 n/a n/a 0 549
1990 503 5 19 2 0 n/a n/a 0 529
1991 481 9 15 5 0 n/a n/a 0 510
1992 578 9 20 6 0 n/a n/a 0 613
1993 621 5 15 5 0 n/a n/a 0 646
1994 612 3 23 7 0 n/a n/a 0 645
1995 646 8 17 10 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1996 646 8 17 10 0 n/a n/a 0 681
1997 608 4 17 8 0 n/a n/a 0 637
1998 524 6 19 11 1 n/a n/a 0 561
1999 535 5 15 9 1 n/a n/a 0 565
2000 536 8 14 10 1 n/a n/a 0 569
2001 526 22 20 10 1 n/a n/a 0 579
2002 536 17 18 18 0 n/a n/a 0 589
2003 536 17 18 18 0 n/a n/a 0 589
2004 501 26 17 13 3 n/a n/a 0 560
2005 461 28 24 13 2 n/a n/a 0 528
2006 445 21 20 17 2 n/a n/a 0 505
2007 433 19 18 20 2 n/a n/a 0 492
2008 443 16 19 17 5 n/a n/a 0 500
2009 475 17 20 21 7 n/a n/a 0 540
2010 509 20 18 25 9 n/a n/a 0 581
2011 552 14 15 25 6 0 3 0 615
2012 586 13 18 29 6 1 10 0 663
2013 653 19 24 41 4 1 19 0 761
2014 650 22 24 42 5 1 30 0 774
2015 661 25 24 46 3 1 33 0 793
2016 677 31 17 49 1 1 35 0 811
2017 699 32 18 55 1 0 37 0 842
2018 726 34 14 52 1 0 36 0 863
2019 735 34 11 52 2 0 41 0 875
2020 729 32 18 59 2 0 41 0 881

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 Clear Springs Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 488 30.2 16.1 4.7
1989 549 25.9 21.1 3.8
1990 529 27.8 19.0 4.7
1991 510 27.9 18.2 5.7
1992 613 26.7 22.9 5.1
1993 646 30.6 21.1 5.3
1994 645 35.3 18.3 3.3
1995 681 0.0 0.0 5.3
1996 681 0.0 0.0 5.3
1997 637 37.5 17.0 4.6
1998 561 n/a 0.0 4.1
1999 565 34.5 16.4 2.8
2000 569 36.6 15.5 4.2
2001 579 36.7 15.8 5
2002 589 36.8 16.0 4.2
2003 589 36.8 16.0 4.2
2004 560 34.7 16.1 3.6
2005 528 33.0 16.0 2.3
2006 505 33.7 15.0 8.7
2007 492 33.0 14.9 9.1
2008 500 36.8 13.6 7.4
2009 540 41.8 12.9 7.4
2010 581 46.7 12.4 10
2011 615 46.4 13.2 8.9
2012 663 48.3 13.7 8
2013 761 48.9 15.5 7.9
2014 774 53.3 14.5 7.9
2015 793 53.0 14.9 7.6
2016 811 54.0 15.0 6.9
2017 842 53.5 15.7 6.2
2018 863 55.2 15.6 5.8
2019 875 56.7 15.4 5.6
2020 881 58.5 15.0 6.2

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 Clear Springs Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 488 30.2 16.1 4.7
1989 549 25.9 21.1 3.8
1990 529 27.8 19.0 4.7
1991 510 27.9 18.2 5.7
1992 613 26.7 22.9 5.1
1993 646 30.6 21.1 5.3
1994 645 35.3 18.3 3.3
1995 681 0.0 0.0 5.3
1996 681 0.0 0.0 5.3
1997 637 37.5 17.0 4.6
1998 561 n/a 0.0 4.1
1999 565 34.5 16.4 2.8
2000 569 36.6 15.5 4.2
2001 579 36.7 15.8 5
2002 589 36.8 16.0 4.2
2003 589 36.8 16.0 4.2
2004 560 34.7 16.1 3.6
2005 528 33.0 16.0 2.3
2006 505 33.7 15.0 8.7
2007 492 33.0 14.9 9.1
2008 500 36.8 13.6 7.4
2009 540 41.8 12.9 7.4
2010 581 46.7 12.4 10
2011 615 46.4 13.2 8.9
2012 663 48.3 13.7 8
2013 761 48.9 15.5 7.9
2014 774 53.3 14.5 7.9
2015 793 53.0 14.9 7.6
2016 811 54.0 15.0 6.9
2017 842 53.5 15.7 6.2
2018 863 55.2 15.6 5.8
2019 875 56.7 15.4 5.6
2020 881 58.5 15.0 6.2

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 Clear Springs Elementary

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2019 $12,271

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education




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