Excelsior Elementary

Summary:

Excelsior Elementary is a public elementary school located in Excelsior, Minnesota, serving 739 students in grades K-5. As part of the highly-ranked Minnetonka Public School District, Excelsior Elementary consistently performs among the top elementary schools in the state, with exceptional academic results and a diverse student population.

Excelsior Elementary's students excel academically, with 79.49% proficient or better in Math and 75.32% proficient or better in Reading, significantly outperforming the state averages. The school's performance is also higher than the Minnetonka district's already impressive results. Excelsior Elementary's academic excellence extends across diverse student subgroups, including Female, Male, Asian, White, and Multi-racial students, as well as its Special Education population, which ranks 5th out of 524 Minnesota elementary schools.

While Excelsior Elementary has a relatively low percentage of students from low-socioeconomic status (SES) backgrounds, the school's performance for this subgroup is still strong, ranking 85th out of 774 Minnesota elementary schools. This achievement is noteworthy, as low-SES students often face additional challenges. Nearby schools within the Minnetonka district, such as Scenic Heights Elementary and Deephaven Elementary, also demonstrate exceptional academic performance, reflecting the district's overall commitment to providing high-quality education.


Detail:

Public K-5

 441 Oak St
       Excelsior, MN  55331-3096


(952) 401-5650

District: Minnetonka Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
20th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,455 Help


Students who attend Excelsior Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Minnetonka West Middle
High:    Minnetonka Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  12.4 Help
Number of students:  739

Racial breakdown:

White:
72.8%
Two or more races:
11.0%
Asian:
9.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  8.1% Help


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Compare Details Excelsior Elementary ranks better than 97.6% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks 2nd among 6 ranked elementary schools in the Minnetonka Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.15. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (72.8%), two or more races (11%), Asian (9.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 8.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Excelsior Elementary is 12.4, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the Minnetonka Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Excelsior Elementary is $13,455, which is the highest among 6 elementary schools in the Minnetonka Public School District!
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Excelsior Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Excelsior Elementary 20th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Excelsior Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Minnetonka Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Minnetonka Public School District 9th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Excelsior Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 84.56 39th 674 94.2%
2004 79.63 79th 676 88.3%
2005 85.53 22nd 685 96.8%
2006 82.08 65th 756 91.4%
2007 83.95 42nd 777 94.6%
2008 83.87 52nd 781 93.3%
2009 87.04 14th 434 96.8%
2010 88.62 6th 803 99.3%
2011 88.61 19th 814 97.7%
2012 87.27 20th 820 97.6%
2013 89.87 18th 824 97.8%
2014 88.59 19th 826 97.7%
2015 86.74 40th 840 95.2%
2016 79.39 127th 848 85.0%
2017 83.15 86th 853 89.9%
2018 80.55 118th 847 86.1%
2019 83.05 89th 870 89.8%
2021 87.18 61st 869 93.0%
2022 91.05 24th 858 97.2%
2023 92.15 20th 845 97.6%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 63.91 34th 96 64.6%
2022 79.94 17th 87 80.5%
2023 82.69 10th 77 87.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.54 14th 463 97.0%
2019 88.69 21st 515 95.9%
2021 87.84 20th 417 95.2%
2022 94.85 7th 500 98.6%
2023 95.44 5th 524 99.0%
See the entire list of Best Minnesota Elementary Schools for Special Education Students!

Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 49.41 414th 728 43.1%
2019 27.78 593rd 740 19.9%
2023 80.90 85th 774 89.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 79.44 113th 774 85.4%
2019 78.14 128th 787 83.7%
2021 79.07 111th 783 85.8%
2022 88.75 32nd 799 96.0%
2023 89.12 39th 787 95.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.79 121st 779 84.5%
2019 83.46 79th 798 90.1%
2021 89.02 31st 784 96.0%
2022 89.88 26th 808 96.8%
2023 92.77 8th 799 99.0%
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Rank History for Asian students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 86.08 21st 88 76.1%
2022 86.86 20th 131 84.7%
2023 87.43 23rd 128 82.0%
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Rank History for White students at Excelsior Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.26 166th 712 76.7%
2019 72.81 157th 722 78.3%
2021 77.39 109th 710 84.6%
2022 86.50 43rd 725 94.1%
2023 87.38 35th 712 95.1%
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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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Data source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a parent
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Open Quote Excelcior Elementary School is the absolute WORST choice if you have a child enrolling with Special Needs and an IEP. They do not have consistant staff so each year (for the previous 3 years now) they’ve had a different staff as the Special Education Teacher. They are also very judgemental and the health office is not able to give a disabled child any help. Furthermore the entire parking lot is a complete disaster so when one picks up &/or drops off a child with special needs at the correct door they are either stuck in a parking spot bc of the lanes of other parents who won’t move/stop in order for you to leave or you are literally stuck parking elsewhere due to the minimal amount of parking spaces. There is only 1 Handicapped spot by main door and that spot is still too far of a distance for a child that may have a harder time physically to even reach their schools ebtrance. The communication or lack there of is really an unfortunate negative aspect of this particular school. It was a sadly horrible experience for both my child & myself to go through & I wouldn’t recommend this school to any parent. Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Open Quote If you have a child with any type of disability, this is a horrible elementary school.
Excelsior Elementary does not have enough professional staff to give proper attention to children with disabilities. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Excelsior Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 295 0 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1989 316 2 9 3 0 n/a n/a 0 330
1990 365 4 9 2 1 n/a n/a 0 381
1991 389 5 12 1 0 n/a n/a 0 407
1992 389 3 9 4 1 n/a n/a 0 406
1993 426 1 8 2 0 n/a n/a 0 437
1994 529 2 14 5 2 n/a n/a 0 552
1995 549 4 11 6 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1996 549 4 11 6 0 n/a n/a 0 570
1997 535 7 11 8 1 n/a n/a 0 562
1998 539 4 3 11 0 n/a n/a 0 557
1999 586 6 8 10 0 n/a n/a 0 610
2000 604 8 13 7 0 n/a n/a 0 632
2001 579 7 17 10 0 n/a n/a 0 613
2002 518 9 21 7 4 n/a n/a 0 559
2003 518 9 21 7 4 n/a n/a 0 559
2004 496 8 25 8 4 n/a n/a 0 541
2005 493 11 19 5 5 n/a n/a 0 533
2006 501 8 16 6 5 n/a n/a 0 536
2007 518 13 18 9 3 n/a n/a 0 561
2008 552 15 22 7 2 n/a n/a 0 598
2009 587 19 32 12 3 n/a n/a 0 653
2010 639 24 37 14 6 n/a n/a 0 720
2011 672 21 43 20 6 0 9 0 771
2012 690 18 50 29 4 0 14 0 805
2013 666 17 55 30 4 0 22 0 794
2014 625 9 57 33 3 0 32 0 759
2015 603 10 54 31 5 0 43 0 746
2016 601 13 57 32 4 0 50 0 757
2017 639 13 69 27 5 0 47 0 800
2018 652 12 66 25 5 0 48 0 808
2019 633 15 68 22 6 0 57 0 801
2020 610 14 75 39 5 0 70 0 813
2021 578 15 92 37 6 0 72 0 800
2022 528 13 75 41 6 0 77 0 740
2023 538 8 71 36 5 0 81 0 739

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 Excelsior Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 302 22.7 13.3 4
1989 330 19.2 17.1 0
1990 381 20.5 18.5 4.2
1991 407 21.2 19.1 6.4
1992 406 23.9 16.9 4.9
1993 437 22.6 19.3 5.3
1994 552 29.2 18.9 5.1
1995 570 0.0 0.0 5.1
1996 570 0.0 0.0 5.1
1997 562 34.4 16.3 4.3
1998 557 n/a 0.0 3.2
1999 610 39.5 15.4 2.5
2000 632 38.4 16.5 4.6
2001 613 36.2 16.9 4.2
2002 559 32.6 17.1 5.2
2003 559 32.6 17.1 5.2
2004 541 33.7 16.1 5.9
2005 533 32.4 16.5 4.1
2006 536 32.6 16.4 6
2007 561 34.6 16.2 7.3
2008 598 38.1 15.7 5.7
2009 653 42.4 15.4 6.6
2010 720 46.0 15.6 9.2
2011 771 50.7 15.1 9.5
2012 805 51.2 15.7 9.4
2013 794 54.6 14.5 8.4
2014 759 52.4 14.4 7.9
2015 746 55.0 13.5 8.8
2016 757 55.0 13.7 7.9
2017 800 55.8 14.3 8.3
2018 808 54.8 14.7 8.4
2019 801 58.3 13.7 7.4
2020 813 58.1 13.9 6.9
2021 800 58.5 13.6 4
2022 740 59.6 12.4 3.2
2023 739 59.3 12.4 8.1

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 Excelsior Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 302 22.7 13.3 4
1989 330 19.2 17.1 0
1990 381 20.5 18.5 4.2
1991 407 21.2 19.1 6.4
1992 406 23.9 16.9 4.9
1993 437 22.6 19.3 5.3
1994 552 29.2 18.9 5.1
1995 570 0.0 0.0 5.1
1996 570 0.0 0.0 5.1
1997 562 34.4 16.3 4.3
1998 557 n/a 0.0 3.2
1999 610 39.5 15.4 2.5
2000 632 38.4 16.5 4.6
2001 613 36.2 16.9 4.2
2002 559 32.6 17.1 5.2
2003 559 32.6 17.1 5.2
2004 541 33.7 16.1 5.9
2005 533 32.4 16.5 4.1
2006 536 32.6 16.4 6
2007 561 34.6 16.2 7.3
2008 598 38.1 15.7 5.7
2009 653 42.4 15.4 6.6
2010 720 46.0 15.6 9.2
2011 771 50.7 15.1 9.5
2012 805 51.2 15.7 9.4
2013 794 54.6 14.5 8.4
2014 759 52.4 14.4 7.9
2015 746 55.0 13.5 8.8
2016 757 55.0 13.7 7.9
2017 800 55.8 14.3 8.3
2018 808 54.8 14.7 8.4
2019 801 58.3 13.7 7.4
2020 813 58.1 13.9 6.9
2021 800 58.5 13.6 4
2022 740 59.6 12.4 3.2
2023 739 59.3 12.4 8.1

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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Per Pupil Expenditures for Excelsior Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,455

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Excelsior Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 89th of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 20th of 845 Elementary schools
 7.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Excelsior Elementary)84.681.1
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnetonka Public School District)85.581.7
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Excelsior Elementary)69.969.7
 0.2%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnetonka Public School District)71.469.1
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Excelsior Elementary)81.288.5
 7.3%
   4th Grade Math (Minnetonka Public School District)83.584.9
 1.5%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Excelsior Elementary)65.973.1
 7.1%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnetonka Public School District)76.373.4
 2.8%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Excelsior Elementary)61.868.8
 7%
   5th Grade Math (Minnetonka Public School District)71.169
 2.1%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Excelsior Elementary)81.583.5
 2%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnetonka Public School District)84.281.6
 2.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Excelsior Elementary)7774
 3%
   5th Grade Science (Minnetonka Public School District)76.673.9
 2.7%
   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 Students801739
 7.7%
African American158
 46.7%
American Indian65
 16.7%
Asian6871
 4.4%
Hispanic2236
 63.6%
Pacific Islander00
White633538
 15%
Two or More Races5781
 42.1%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients7.4%8.1%
 0.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Excelsior Elementary

Students who attend Excelsior Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Minnetonka West Middle
High : Minnetonka Senior High

In the 2022-23 school year, 739 students attended Excelsior Elementary.

Students at Excelsior Elementary are 73% White, 11% Two or more races, 10% Asian, 5% Hispanic, 1% African American.

Yes! Excelsior Elementary is one of the best elementary schools in the state. It ranks 20th of 843 Minnesota elementary schools.


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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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