Webster Elementary

Summary:

Webster Elementary is a public elementary school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, serving 267 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Minneapolis Public School District, which is ranked 312 out of 448 districts in the state and has a 2-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Webster Elementary has a diverse student population, with 29.59% White, 41.2% African American, 8.61% Hispanic, 4.87% Asian, and 3.75% Native American students. However, the school consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of Minnesota elementary schools, performing significantly below the state and district averages on the MCA-III assessments. Additionally, Webster Elementary has a high percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 50.16% to 68.54% over the past 3 years, which is higher than the nearby schools. Despite these challenges, the school has a relatively low student-teacher ratio, ranging from 9.6 to 13.4 over the past 3 years.

Interestingly, the racial diversity at Webster Elementary has been declining, with the percentage of White students decreasing from 39.68% in 2020-2021 to 29.59% in 2022-2023, while the percentage of African American students has increased from 31.43% to 41.2% over the same period. The school's performance is particularly low for African American, Special Education, and Low Socioeconomic Status students, ranking in the bottom quartile of Minnesota elementary schools for these subgroups. Nearby schools, such as Pillsbury Elementary and Marcy Elementary, also struggle academically, while the local charter schools, like SET Academy and New City School, tend to perform better on the MCA-III assessments.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 425 5th Street NE
       Minneapolis, MN  55413-8888


(612) 668-1210

District: Minneapolis Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
742nd of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,890 Help


Students who attend Webster Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Northeast Middle
High:    Edison High

Student/teacher ratio:  13.2 Help
Number of students:  267

Racial breakdown:

African American:
41.2%
White:
29.6%
Two or more races:
12.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  68.5% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Webster Elementary ranks worse than 88% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks 15th among 29 ranked elementary schools in the Minneapolis Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 11.78. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Webster Elementary is diverse. Racial makeup is: African American (41.2%), White (29.6%), two or more races (12%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 68.5% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Webster Elementary is 13.2, which is the 17th best among 29 elementary schools in the Minneapolis Public School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Webster Elementary is $14,890. 20 elementary schools in the Minneapolis Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Webster Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Webster Elementary 742nd of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Webster Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Minneapolis Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Minneapolis Public School District 312th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Webster Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Webster Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 15.15 741st 847 12.5%
2019 26.57 683rd 870 21.5%
2021 19.81 706th 869 18.8%
2022 17.58 718th 858 16.3%
2023 11.78 744th 845 12.0%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Webster Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 10.18 504th 524 3.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Webster Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 24.55 607th 728 16.6%
2019 24.64 616th 740 16.8%
2021 15.85 609th 683 10.8%
2022 18.80 580th 663 12.5%
2023 6.90 741st 774 4.3%
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Rank History for Female students at Webster Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 11.23 702nd 774 9.3%
2019 18.29 678th 787 13.9%
2021 17.28 662nd 783 15.5%
2022 12.21 706th 799 11.6%
2023 11.93 697th 787 11.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Webster Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.66 590th 798 26.1%
2021 20.70 648th 784 17.3%
2022 21.70 661st 808 18.2%
2023 12.13 710th 799 11.1%
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Rank History for African American students at Webster Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 29.91 210th 283 25.8%
2021 26.19 175th 227 22.9%
2022 16.72 256th 282 9.2%
2023 15.92 246th 279 11.8%
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Rank History for White students at Webster Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 39.17 513th 722 28.9%
2021 31.07 564th 710 20.6%
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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, August 29, 2019

Open Quote My daughter attended fourth grade at this school and loved it. She said everyone was always nice to her and made her feel at home. We had a birthday party for my daughter and nearly the whole class showed up. It seems that the school is creating a very good community. She really loved her teachers (Joe and Rob) too. As a parent, I liked the family-style lunch dining were students sit a round table with an adult. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, April 12, 2019

Open Quote We love this school! The principal, Ginger, is a positive and thoughtful leader for the school who takes care in knowing each student. All of the staff is great and our daughter enjoys her time there. We feel so lucky to be a part of such a positive, diverse school community in the Northeast Mpls neighborhood. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Open Quote After a difficult year dealing with a messy 504 plan and consistent bullying issues at another school, we made the decision to hold our daughter back a grade. It was the absolute best decision transferring my daughter to Webster! Teachers are thoughtful, curriculum is inclusive, progressive and my child absorbs it so well! We LOVE that the class sizes are smaller. Lunch is 30 minutes & recess is 30 minutes, giving kids time to engage and socialize without being rushed. Really wish the school went up to 6th grade, but we are appreciative of the year we have left. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Webster Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2016 36 28 3 10 6 0 9 0 92
2017 68 44 9 20 8 0 15 0 164
2018 93 62 23 29 11 0 23 0 241
2019 121 72 29 37 14 0 24 0 297
2020 121 94 26 38 8 0 35 0 322
2021 125 99 20 32 8 0 31 0 315
2022 70 99 7 24 8 0 24 0 232
2023 79 110 13 23 10 0 32 0 267

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 Webster Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 92 9.0 10.2 68.5
2017 164 14.0 11.7 60.4
2018 241 17.6 13.6 53.5
2019 297 22.2 13.3 51.2
2020 322 23.9 13.4 51.9
2021 315 23.3 13.4 50.2
2022 232 24.0 9.6 57.8
2023 267 20.1 13.2 68.5

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 Webster Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2016 92 9.0 10.2 68.5
2017 164 14.0 11.7 60.4
2018 241 17.6 13.6 53.5
2019 297 22.2 13.3 51.2
2020 322 23.9 13.4 51.9
2021 315 23.3 13.4 50.2
2022 232 24.0 9.6 57.8
2023 267 20.1 13.2 68.5

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Webster Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $14,890

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Webster 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 683rd of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 744th of 845 Elementary schools
 9.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Webster Elementary)5027
 23%
   3rd Grade Math (Minneapolis Public School District)51.846.4
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Webster Elementary)5035.1
 14.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minneapolis Public School District)45.942.2
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Webster Elementary)39.120.7
 18.4%
   4th Grade Math (Minneapolis Public School District)48.243.9
 4.3%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Webster Elementary)54.627.6
 27%
   4th Grade Reading (Minneapolis Public School District)4442.4
 1.6%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Webster Elementary)16.79.3
 7.4%
   5th Grade Math (Minneapolis Public School District)40.328
 12.3%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Webster Elementary)37.525
 12.5%
   5th Grade Reading (Minneapolis Public School District)53.444.9
 8.4%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Webster Elementary)33.316.3
 17.1%
   5th Grade Science (Minneapolis Public School District)40.836.1
 4.8%
   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 Students297267
 10.1%
African American72110
 52.8%
American Indian1410
 28.6%
Asian2913
 55.2%
Hispanic3723
 37.8%
Pacific Islander00
White12179
 34.7%
Two or More Races2432
 33.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51.2%68.5%
 17.4%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Webster Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 267 students attended Webster Elementary.

Webster Elementary ranks in the bottom 12.0% of Minnesota elementary schools.

Students at Webster Elementary are 41% African American, 30% White, 12% Two or more races, 9% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4% American Indian.

Students who attend Webster Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Northeast Middle
High : Edison 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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