Alice Smith Elementary

Public PK, KG-6

 801 Minnetonka Mills Rd
       Hopkins, MN  55343-7266


(952) 988-4200

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District: Hopkins Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
598th of 870 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $15,052 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2
Number of students:  512

Racial breakdown:

White:
38.9%
African American:
30.3%
Hispanic:
15.2%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.7%

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Compare Details Alice Smith Elementary ranks worse than 68.7% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks 5th among 7 ranked elementary schools in the Hopkins Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 41.46. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Alice Smith Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (38.9%), African American (30.3%), Hispanic (15.2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Alice Smith Elementary is 13.2, which is the 3rd best among 7 elementary schools in the Hopkins Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Alice Smith Elementary is $15,052, which is the 3rd highest among 7 elementary schools in the Hopkins Public School District.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Alice Smith Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Alice Smith Elementary 598th of 870 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Alice Smith Elementary in the ranking list.)

Hopkins Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Hopkins Public School District 208th of 457 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Alice Smith Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 58.35 323rd 674 52.1%
2004 66.98 218th 676 67.8%
2005 63.97 247th 685 63.9%
2006 63.40 291st 756 61.5%
2007 55.81 399th 777 48.6%
2008 52.57 450th 781 42.4%
2009 50.30 262nd 434 39.6%
2010 52.75 489th 803 39.1%
2011 41.90 598th 814 26.5%
2012 38.57 626th 820 23.7%
2013 34.81 634th 824 23.1%
2014 36.69 611th 826 26.0%
2015 30.92 662nd 840 21.2%
2016 34.51 637th 848 24.9%
2017 48.52 528th 853 38.1%
2018 44.94 550th 847 35.1%
2019 41.46 598th 870 31.3%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Open Quote The staff and teachers are so dedicated to the students. You can clearly see that they genuinely care about your children’s education and mbsafety. Suchan institutional asset in the
neighborhood! Close Quote


by a citizen
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Open Quote In 1972, we specifically settled in the Hopkins School District where one of us had became a teacher in 1969, and later, became an administrator in the District. We have been delighted to have both our two children and two grandchildren go to Alice Smith School, in Hopkins. They have benefited from professionally dedicated administrators, teachers, counselors, social workers and support staff through their innovation in educational focus and genuine concern for, and caring of, their students. They encourage parental involvement in all parts of the students' school lives. There is an intentional focus on preparing students to think about their ongoing educational and vocational opportunities, beyond elementary and secondary school levels. We're really happy to have had two generations from our family attend Alice Smith School, in Hopkins. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Open Quote What a great school! Dedicated, smart teachers, the office staff is always friendly and helpful. My kids love the school and the community built around it. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 26, 2018

Open Quote Alice Smith is a WONDERFUL school! I can't say enough great things about it. My kids love it there, and the academics are top notch. The teachers are caring and I wouldn't send my kids to any other school in town. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 23, 2018

Open Quote I have a two children who attend this school. One who is gifted and the other who needs that extra help. Each has there own needs and learning styles and teachers do a great job with them. Principle Jody and her staff have always been attentive and responsive to our questions and our children. I also put my money were my mouth is through buying a house in this school district after renting in the area. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 23, 2018

Open Quote We love Alice Smith! The teachers and staff are so amazing with the kids. It is really a fun and supportive environment, you can tell that they really care about the kids. I also appreciate the level of communication we receive from both the school and teachers. I have always been able to email or call the teachers if there has been a question or concern. I have always received a response back and felt like the teacher was a partner in addressing any issues both at home (homework) or at school. I really can't say enough about Alice Smith...it's everything an elementary school should be. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 23, 2018

Open Quote I'm disappointed in the information here on this website. I feel the data on academics and testing is especially inaccurate. I have been an Alice Smith parent for 8 years now with my 2 children. I love the teachers, the caring staff, the diversity, and the general sense of community. Not to mention I've seen schoolwide reading and math scores steadily increasing from year to year. I'm confident my children are getting an excellent education that will prepare them for college. Our family loves Alice Smith and we wouldn't send our kids anywhere else. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, April 22, 2018

Open Quote Great teachers and staff that are dedicated to their students and helping them grow. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 20, 2018

Open Quote Excellent and caring teachers and leadership. Children are challenged and supported. Students well prepared for the wider world. Small class sizes and everyone knows everyone’s name. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 20, 2018

Open Quote We love Alice Smith and the high quality education our kids are receiving. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 20, 2018

Open Quote We have two kids at Alice Smith and are thrilled with the school! The principal and staff are great. They have provided extra help when needed, and we have also been impressed with their gifted and talented program. We love sending our kids to this great neighborhood school! Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 20, 2018

Open Quote Alice Smith is a fantastic neighborhood school that excels at creating a strong sense of community, challenging and supporting its students, and modeling the best in global citizenship. I've loved how involved parents and students are in frequent evening activities like the Imagination Fair or Heritage festival. My family has also been impressed with the way the staff shows high expectations for all kinds of students. Both of my kids have benefited from the gifted and talented program and one of my kiddos has really been helped via Hopkins' highly respected Special Ed staff. Finally, we've been really proud of the way Alice Smith teaches respect and tolerance for others. I know other families whose kids with special needs have felt like odd ducks at their schools, but Alice Smith is full of so many kids who are different in so many different ways (ethnically, racially, etc) that tolerance for others is a given. Our kids here are taught to be kind and understand the value of difference on a daily basis. I'm so proud that they attend a school like Alice Smith. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 20, 2018

Open Quote We are extremely happy with Alice Smith! All of the teachers and staff are fantastic. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote I have a second grader and soon to be Kindergartner at Alice Smith Elementary. We absolutely love the school! The teachers and staff are phenomenal and truly care about the kids. My son has thrived since attending and came out of Kindergarten reading! Besides the world class education, I love the diversity that our community brings. The annual event of Heritage Festival is just one tiny way the school celebrates the “Power of We” and the beautiful community and school that we have. I would highly recommend this school if you are looking in the Hopkins area! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote Great staff at this school! Very inclusive and welcoming. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote We moved from Robbinsdale back to Hopkins specifically for alice smith when my son was going into kindergarten! It’s a great school, fantastic teachers who take time to get to know the kids and work towards their goals and push them to the next level Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote I'm so grateful that my 3 children attend Alice Smith Elementary. It's a very diverse school that celebrates culture & equality. The education is excellent and most of all the staff obviously takes to heart the well being of their students. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote We love Alice Smith. Both my daughters have attended Alice Smith. We have had terrific teachers who get to know them. The principal is caring and connected to the whole community. I am thankful that my children have been challenged and supported in their education. There is a terrific gifted and talented program. I love the diversity of our school and how all students are valued and seen. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote Alice Smith Elementary School is amazing. The teachers are supportive and accommodating to student needs. The principal cares about your kids and somehow manages to know everyone's name. This school has amazing diversity within its population, which I absolutely love for my children. They are growing up knowing that there are many cultures in the world and that they can be friends with anyone. The community that is created within the school is rich. I highly recommend this school to anyone searching. I loved it so much that I chose to open enroll my kids here. We have been in the school for 6 years now, and there is nowhere else I would rather have my kids grow up. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote Our children were supposed to go to a different school in the district, and we made the choice to send them to Alice Smith. They have flourished in the enriched and gifted/talented programs, and the school embraces diversity and multiculturalism. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote We could not have found a better school or community!! So warm & welcoming! Literally all of the staff here are so amazing & personable! My son loves it here and has nothing but great things to say everyday! His academics are way above grade level & they are great with keeping him challenged & continuing to excel! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote Alice Smith is a wonderful school with a diverse and welcoming community. The teachers are very supportive and caring. The school is innovative and on the cutting edge of education and technology! Wouldn't send my kids anywhere else! Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Open Quote We have been extremely impressed with Alice Smith! Everything about the school is fantastic. Principal, teachers, counselor, community...

I come from a family of educators, and it is clear the principal and teachers at Alice Smith are top notch. Our child's kindergarten and 1st grade teachers have been more than we could ask for. And most importantly, it is a happy, inviting environment! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Open Quote Great school, great teachers, great kids and great staff! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Open Quote I really like how diverse Alice smith is and how they celebrate every culture. I value Principle. De’s engagement in the community, like sponsoring a tabl the Father Daughter Dance. I like the how the school work gives my child a challenge so my daughter be the best student she can be. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Open Quote Alice Smith is an excellent school. The staff are committed to ensuring that every student grows academically, as well as socially and emotionally. The teachers and staff are innovative and have high standards for themselves and their students! Close Quote



Enrollment information for Alice Smith Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 623 10 29 4 4 n/a n/a 0 670
1989 483 10 33 7 8 n/a n/a 0 541
1990 502 8 14 6 5 n/a n/a 0 535
1991 560 4 16 5 5 n/a n/a 0 590
1992 598 20 18 10 3 n/a n/a 0 649
1993 540 15 13 6 2 n/a n/a 0 576
1994 540 11 12 6 0 n/a n/a 0 569
1995 486 34 19 15 1 n/a n/a 0 555
1996 486 34 19 15 1 n/a n/a 0 555
1997 485 27 20 17 1 n/a n/a 0 550
1998 465 34 22 21 4 n/a n/a 0 546
1999 458 38 22 31 3 n/a n/a 0 552
2000 439 35 22 34 3 n/a n/a 0 533
2001 445 25 24 31 4 n/a n/a 0 529
2002 413 26 31 47 2 n/a n/a 0 519
2003 413 26 31 47 2 n/a n/a 0 519
2004 418 45 29 48 3 n/a n/a 0 543
2005 392 52 29 56 5 n/a n/a 0 534
2006 380 58 30 50 4 n/a n/a 0 522
2007 359 70 50 60 8 n/a n/a 0 547
2008 358 98 47 63 7 n/a n/a 0 573
2009 339 111 48 74 6 n/a n/a 0 578
2010 303 129 40 83 5 n/a n/a 0 560
2011 306 142 34 106 3 0 19 0 610
2012 279 121 38 116 6 0 19 0 579
2013 255 140 36 110 5 0 20 0 566
2014 240 127 34 107 4 0 34 0 546
2015 214 152 47 108 2 1 41 0 565
2016 222 158 47 103 1 0 39 0 570
2017 215 155 46 82 2 1 51 0 552
2018 197 150 21 77 1 3 45 0 494
2019 208 133 19 80 1 3 45 0 489
2020 199 155 21 78 0 3 56 0 512

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 Alice Smith Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 670 34.5 19.4 7.5
1989 541 33.0 16.3 8.5
1990 535 29.2 18.3 10.5
1991 590 31.9 18.4 13.4
1992 649 34.8 18.6 11.7
1993 576 32.0 18.0 17.2
1994 569 30.8 18.5 11.8
1995 555 36.0 15.4 16.2
1996 555 36.0 15.4 16.2
1997 550 31.9 17.2 14.2
1998 546 n/a 0.0 13.7
1999 552 43.0 12.8 14.3
2000 533 37.5 14.2 17.1
2001 529 34.1 15.5 14.6
2002 519 31.6 16.4 19.3
2003 519 31.6 16.4 19.3
2004 543 30.7 17.7 23.8
2005 534 28.6 18.7 24.9
2006 522 27.2 19.2 24.5
2007 547 29.8 18.4 24.5
2008 573 31.1 18.4 35.6
2009 578 34.0 17.0 40.7
2010 560 33.1 16.9 48.8
2011 610 35.5 17.1 57.5
2012 579 37.5 15.4 55.6
2013 566 41.4 13.6 54.4
2014 546 40.1 13.6 52.6
2015 565 42.0 13.4 55.2
2016 570 42.0 13.5 53.3
2017 552 38.7 14.2 52.9
2018 494 35.9 13.7 53.2
2019 489 38.3 12.7 49.7
2020 512 38.7 13.2 52.7

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 Alice Smith Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 670 34.5 19.4 7.5
1989 541 33.0 16.3 8.5
1990 535 29.2 18.3 10.5
1991 590 31.9 18.4 13.4
1992 649 34.8 18.6 11.7
1993 576 32.0 18.0 17.2
1994 569 30.8 18.5 11.8
1995 555 36.0 15.4 16.2
1996 555 36.0 15.4 16.2
1997 550 31.9 17.2 14.2
1998 546 n/a 0.0 13.7
1999 552 43.0 12.8 14.3
2000 533 37.5 14.2 17.1
2001 529 34.1 15.5 14.6
2002 519 31.6 16.4 19.3
2003 519 31.6 16.4 19.3
2004 543 30.7 17.7 23.8
2005 534 28.6 18.7 24.9
2006 522 27.2 19.2 24.5
2007 547 29.8 18.4 24.5
2008 573 31.1 18.4 35.6
2009 578 34.0 17.0 40.7
2010 560 33.1 16.9 48.8
2011 610 35.5 17.1 57.5
2012 579 37.5 15.4 55.6
2013 566 41.4 13.6 54.4
2014 546 40.1 13.6 52.6
2015 565 42.0 13.4 55.2
2016 570 42.0 13.5 53.3
2017 552 38.7 14.2 52.9
2018 494 35.9 13.7 53.2
2019 489 38.3 12.7 49.7
2020 512 38.7 13.2 52.7

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 Alice Smith Elementary

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2019 $15,052

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education




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