Minnewashta Elementary

Summary:

Minnewashta Elementary is a public elementary school located in Excelsior, Minnesota, serving 904 students in grades K-6. It is part of the highly-ranked Minnetonka Public School District, which is ranked 9th out of 448 districts in the state.

Minnewashta Elementary consistently ranks among the top elementary schools in Minnesota, with students performing exceptionally well on standardized tests. In 2022-2023, 74.83% of Minnewashta students were proficient or better in Math, compared to the state average of 45.49%, and 71.93% were proficient or better in Reading, compared to the state average of 49.92%. However, the school has a predominantly white student population, with only 1.11% African American, 5.31% Hispanic, and 1% Asian students. Additionally, Minnewashta serves a relatively affluent community, with only 5.31% of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch.

Compared to nearby schools, Minnewashta's academic performance is on par with or exceeds that of other high-performing schools in the area, such as Deephaven Elementary and Excelsior Elementary. However, these schools have more diverse student populations, with higher percentages of minority students. Schools like Shirley Hills Primary School and Hilltop Primary School serve a more economically diverse community, with higher percentages of students from lower-income backgrounds.


Detail:

Public K-5

 26350 Smithtown Rd
       Excelsior, MN  55331-8596


(952) 401-5500

District: Minnetonka Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
60th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,068 Help


Students who attend Minnewashta Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Minnetonka West Middle
High:    Minnetonka Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.2 Help
Number of students:  904

Racial breakdown:

White:
86.9%
Hispanic:
5.3%
Two or more races:
5.3%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  5.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Minnewashta Elementary ranks better than 92.9% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks 4th 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 87.76. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (86.9%), Hispanic (5.3%), two or more races (5.3%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 5.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. This is the lowest percentage in the Minnetonka Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Minnewashta Elementary is 14.2, which is the 3rd best 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 Minnewashta Elementary is $13,068, which is the 2nd highest among 6 elementary schools in the Minnetonka Public School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Minnewashta Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Minnewashta Elementary 60th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Minnewashta 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 Minnewashta Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Minnewashta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 78.23 94th 674 86.1%
2004 76.99 100th 676 85.2%
2005 84.85 27th 685 96.1%
2006 86.29 26th 756 96.6%
2007 85.20 33rd 777 95.8%
2008 81.48 76th 781 90.3%
2009 74.54 91st 434 79.0%
2010 76.19 125th 803 84.4%
2011 78.52 110th 814 86.5%
2012 79.98 95th 820 88.4%
2013 81.67 93rd 824 88.7%
2014 80.97 95th 826 88.5%
2015 85.84 45th 840 94.6%
2016 86.70 44th 848 94.8%
2017 88.48 27th 853 96.8%
2018 90.44 20th 847 97.6%
2019 89.32 31st 870 96.4%
2021 86.95 66th 869 92.4%
2022 85.16 86th 858 90.0%
2023 87.76 60th 845 92.9%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Minnewashta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.94 22nd 463 95.2%
2019 78.20 64th 515 87.6%
2021 79.83 49th 417 88.2%
2022 75.59 82nd 500 83.6%
2023 77.53 78th 524 85.1%
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Rank History for Female students at Minnewashta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.54 55th 774 92.9%
2019 83.00 77th 787 90.2%
2021 86.07 53rd 783 93.2%
2022 85.79 61st 799 92.4%
2023 85.48 70th 787 91.1%
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Rank History for Male students at Minnewashta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.13 6th 779 99.2%
2019 91.36 13th 798 98.4%
2021 84.37 73rd 784 90.7%
2022 80.87 114th 808 85.9%
2023 86.58 53rd 799 93.4%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Minnewashta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2022 81.99 21st 209 90.0%
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Rank History for White students at Minnewashta Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 86.28 37th 712 94.8%
2019 83.95 53rd 722 92.7%
2021 77.91 102nd 710 85.6%
2022 74.62 143rd 725 80.3%
2023 79.23 108th 712 84.8%
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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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by a parent
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Open Quote Not much homework, but they destroy the fun in learning with busy work versus learning work. Patronizing to parents. No trust or flexibility with parents. And not willing to look at their poor policies which make kids dislike subjects more. Not focused on working with parents, more dictating to parents.
Administration instead of looking into the issue, silenced the issue and cover it up. Effectively that teaches bullying. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Open Quote Excellent school with caring and dedicated teachers, individualized carriculum is encouraged to meet students' needs. Amazing. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Minnewashta Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 335 0 4 2 0 n/a n/a 0 341
1989 358 2 10 4 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1990 377 3 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 392
1991 391 5 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 405
1992 419 2 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 433
1993 437 2 6 0 0 n/a n/a 0 445
1994 550 6 7 0 0 n/a n/a 0 563
1995 571 6 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1996 571 6 6 3 0 n/a n/a 0 586
1997 596 5 5 4 0 n/a n/a 0 610
1998 626 3 10 2 0 n/a n/a 0 641
1999 680 4 14 3 0 n/a n/a 0 701
2000 687 3 12 4 0 n/a n/a 0 706
2001 687 3 10 8 2 n/a n/a 0 710
2002 634 3 13 14 3 n/a n/a 0 667
2003 634 3 13 14 3 n/a n/a 0 667
2004 621 8 16 17 3 n/a n/a 0 665
2005 599 4 17 14 3 n/a n/a 0 637
2006 601 7 18 11 2 n/a n/a 0 639
2007 624 16 15 11 0 n/a n/a 0 666
2008 643 17 15 14 1 n/a n/a 0 690
2009 666 15 15 24 1 n/a n/a 0 721
2010 697 15 17 31 1 n/a n/a 0 761
2011 757 13 9 35 2 0 2 0 818
2012 791 10 8 30 1 0 9 0 849
2013 815 8 5 22 1 0 13 0 864
2014 813 3 5 22 2 0 13 0 858
2015 796 6 5 17 0 0 15 0 839
2016 793 5 9 24 0 0 26 0 857
2017 807 11 12 29 0 0 27 0 886
2018 815 7 11 35 0 0 28 0 896
2019 845 4 15 38 0 0 27 0 929
2020 837 4 17 49 0 0 40 0 947
2021 791 5 15 47 1 0 39 0 898
2022 780 6 11 50 1 0 45 0 893
2023 786 10 9 48 3 0 48 0 904

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 Minnewashta Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 341 15.8 21.5 5
1989 374 17.4 21.4 4
1990 392 16.4 23.9 1.5
1991 405 21.3 19.0 2
1992 433 18.6 23.2 2.1
1993 445 21.0 21.2 1.3
1994 563 28.4 19.8 1.4
1995 586 0.0 0.0 2.6
1996 586 0.0 0.0 2.6
1997 610 34.2 17.8 2.6
1998 641 n/a 0.0 1.6
1999 701 36.6 19.2 2.7
2000 706 39.7 17.8 3.8
2001 710 37.8 18.8 3.7
2002 667 40.3 16.6 2.1
2003 667 40.3 16.6 2.1
2004 665 39.3 16.9 2.4
2005 637 36.0 17.7 1.6
2006 639 36.9 17.3 3.8
2007 666 40.9 16.3 5.1
2008 690 42.7 16.2 4.3
2009 721 47.5 15.2 7.2
2010 761 52.2 14.5 8.1
2011 818 50.9 16.0 7.3
2012 849 53.5 15.8 6.9
2013 864 53.3 16.1 5.9
2014 858 52.6 16.2 4.5
2015 839 56.0 14.9 4.4
2016 857 58.0 14.7 4.4
2017 886 56.8 15.5 5.2
2018 896 60.0 14.9 3
2019 929 64.7 14.3 2.5
2020 947 66.9 14.1 2.1
2021 898 69.4 12.9 1.4
2022 893 63.5 14.0 1.6
2023 904 63.5 14.2 5.3

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 Minnewashta Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 341 15.8 21.5 5
1989 374 17.4 21.4 4
1990 392 16.4 23.9 1.5
1991 405 21.3 19.0 2
1992 433 18.6 23.2 2.1
1993 445 21.0 21.2 1.3
1994 563 28.4 19.8 1.4
1995 586 0.0 0.0 2.6
1996 586 0.0 0.0 2.6
1997 610 34.2 17.8 2.6
1998 641 n/a 0.0 1.6
1999 701 36.6 19.2 2.7
2000 706 39.7 17.8 3.8
2001 710 37.8 18.8 3.7
2002 667 40.3 16.6 2.1
2003 667 40.3 16.6 2.1
2004 665 39.3 16.9 2.4
2005 637 36.0 17.7 1.6
2006 639 36.9 17.3 3.8
2007 666 40.9 16.3 5.1
2008 690 42.7 16.2 4.3
2009 721 47.5 15.2 7.2
2010 761 52.2 14.5 8.1
2011 818 50.9 16.0 7.3
2012 849 53.5 15.8 6.9
2013 864 53.3 16.1 5.9
2014 858 52.6 16.2 4.5
2015 839 56.0 14.9 4.4
2016 857 58.0 14.7 4.4
2017 886 56.8 15.5 5.2
2018 896 60.0 14.9 3
2019 929 64.7 14.3 2.5
2020 947 66.9 14.1 2.1
2021 898 69.4 12.9 1.4
2022 893 63.5 14.0 1.6
2023 904 63.5 14.2 5.3

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 Minnewashta Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $13,068

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Minnewashta Elementary

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 31st of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 60th of 845 Elementary schools
 3.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Minnewashta Elementary)87.278
 9.2%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnetonka Public School District)85.581.7
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Minnewashta Elementary)71.865.9
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnetonka Public School District)71.469.1
 2.3%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Minnewashta Elementary)82.281.7
 0.5%
   4th Grade Math (Minnetonka Public School District)83.584.9
 1.5%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Minnewashta Elementary)82.973.2
 9.7%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnetonka Public School District)76.373.4
 2.8%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Minnewashta Elementary)76.463.5
 12.9%
   5th Grade Math (Minnetonka Public School District)71.169
 2.1%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Minnewashta Elementary)86.176.3
 9.8%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnetonka Public School District)84.281.6
 2.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Minnewashta Elementary)74.363.5
 10.8%
   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 Students929904
 2.7%
African American410
 150%
American Indian03
Asian159
 40%
Hispanic3848
 26.3%
Pacific Islander00
White845786
 7%
Two or More Races2748
 77.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients2.5%5.3%
 2.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Minnewashta Elementary

Yes. Minnewashta Elementary ranks in the top 7.1% of Minnesota elementary schools.

Students at Minnewashta Elementary are 87% White, 5% Hispanic, 5% Two or more races, 1% African American.

In the 2022-23 school year, 904 students attended Minnewashta Elementary.

Students who attend Minnewashta Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Minnetonka West Middle
High : Minnetonka Senior High


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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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