Little Mountain Elementary

Summary:

Little Mountain Elementary is a public elementary school located in Monticello, Minnesota, serving grades 1-5 with a total enrollment of 593 students. The school is part of the Monticello Public School District, which is ranked 86 out of 448 districts in Minnesota and is rated 4 stars out of 5 by SchoolDigger.

Little Mountain Elementary consistently performs above the state and district averages in MCA-III assessments for Math, Reading, and Science across all grade levels. In 2022-2023, the school's proficiency rates were 61.68% in Math, 55.22% in Reading, and 49.56% in Science, compared to the state averages of 45.49%, 49.92%, and 39.21%, respectively. The school's performance is particularly strong in 5th grade, where the proficiency rates were 63.72% in Reading and 49.56% in Science, significantly higher than the state averages. Little Mountain Elementary also has a more diverse student population compared to the nearby Monticello Nature Based Education, with a higher percentage of non-White students.

Compared to the nearby schools, Little Mountain Elementary stands out for its diverse student population and strong academic performance, particularly in Math and Science. Pinewood Elementary, another nearby school, also performs well academically, but has a slightly less diverse student population and a higher free and reduced lunch rate. Overall, Little Mountain Elementary is a strong-performing elementary school within the Monticello Public School District, with a diverse student population, consistent academic achievement, and a relatively low student-teacher ratio.


Detail:

Public 1-5

 9350 Fallon Ave NE
       Monticello, MN  55362-8301


(763) 272-2600

District: Monticello Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
288th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,686 Help


Students who attend Little Mountain Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    Monticello Middle
High:    Monticello Senior High

Student/teacher ratio:  14.9 Help
Number of students:  593

Racial breakdown:

White:
76.4%
Hispanic:
9.4%
Two or more races:
6.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  39.6% Help


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Compare Details Little Mountain Elementary ranks better than 65.8% of elementary schools in Minnesota. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 66.43. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (76.4%), Hispanic (9.4%), two or more races (6.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 39.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Little Mountain Elementary is 14.9, which is the highest among 3 elementary schools in the Monticello Public School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Little Mountain Elementary is $12,686. 1 elementary schools in the Monticello Public School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Little Mountain Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Little Mountain Elementary 288th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Little Mountain Elementary in the ranking list.)

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Monticello Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Monticello Public School District 86th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Little Mountain Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 61.62 282nd 674 58.2%
2004 70.15 183rd 676 72.9%
2005 65.70 228th 685 66.7%
2006 67.64 230th 756 69.6%
2007 67.59 234th 777 69.9%
2008 64.72 286th 781 63.4%
2010 68.33 261st 803 67.5%
2011 70.79 216th 814 73.5%
2012 78.36 113th 820 86.2%
2013 82.90 78th 824 90.5%
2014 82.09 82nd 826 90.1%
2015 79.89 111th 840 86.8%
2016 80.46 112th 848 86.8%
2017 78.27 143rd 853 83.2%
2018 83.11 86th 847 89.8%
2019 81.59 119th 870 86.3%
2021 72.90 220th 869 74.7%
2022 76.97 167th 858 80.5%
2023 66.43 289th 845 65.8%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 76.36 20th 96 79.2%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2021 74.52 21st 175 88.0%
2022 28.34 207th 256 19.1%
2023 42.80 150th 276 45.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.99 70th 463 84.9%
2019 88.11 23rd 515 95.5%
2021 74.91 65th 417 84.4%
2022 82.09 54th 500 89.2%
2023 58.61 183rd 524 65.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 90.16 21st 728 97.1%
2019 85.51 40th 740 94.6%
2021 63.12 225th 683 67.1%
2022 75.61 108th 663 83.7%
2023 62.02 281st 774 63.7%
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Rank History for Female students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 80.72 100th 774 87.1%
2019 75.41 165th 787 79.0%
2021 75.65 155th 783 80.2%
2022 77.51 140th 799 82.5%
2023 64.19 296th 787 62.4%
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Rank History for Male students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.22 83rd 779 89.3%
2019 83.12 83rd 798 89.6%
2021 65.67 266th 784 66.1%
2022 71.55 212th 808 73.8%
2023 64.09 297th 799 62.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 81.72 21st 220 90.5%
2019 87.60 15th 219 93.2%
2021 61.84 49th 153 68.0%
2022 68.68 39th 209 81.3%
2023 43.50 118th 214 44.9%
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Rank History for White students at Little Mountain Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.12 128th 712 82.0%
2019 73.97 143rd 722 80.2%
2021 67.83 192nd 710 73.0%
2022 73.30 157th 725 78.3%
2023 60.05 282nd 712 60.4%
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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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Enrollment information for Little Mountain Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 596 3 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 603
1995 651 4 8 4 3 n/a n/a 0 670
1996 651 4 8 4 3 n/a n/a 0 670
1997 610 7 9 1 3 n/a n/a 0 630
1998 596 6 11 3 1 n/a n/a 10 627
1999 623 4 13 4 1 n/a n/a 0 645
2000 377 3 6 4 5 n/a n/a 0 395
2001 451 2 6 6 4 n/a n/a 0 469
2002 726 6 5 11 1 n/a n/a 0 749
2003 726 6 5 11 1 n/a n/a 0 749
2004 757 2 10 17 2 n/a n/a 0 788
2005 792 8 10 30 3 n/a n/a 0 843
2006 777 9 14 34 3 n/a n/a 0 837
2007 776 14 15 55 4 n/a n/a 0 864
2008 684 18 15 53 1 n/a n/a 0 771
2009 695 15 19 63 1 n/a n/a 0 793
2010 717 13 19 59 3 n/a n/a 0 811
2011 677 16 17 62 3 0 10 0 785
2012 716 15 12 67 3 0 13 0 826
2013 710 11 12 71 3 0 15 0 822
2014 718 15 8 80 2 0 18 0 841
2015 710 15 5 78 0 0 22 0 830
2016 693 16 6 77 0 0 32 0 824
2017 672 18 5 77 0 0 36 0 808
2018 557 11 8 68 0 0 37 0 681
2019 516 13 9 63 1 0 37 0 639
2020 521 14 9 64 0 0 23 0 631
2021 437 12 5 74 1 0 29 0 558
2022 441 20 8 63 0 0 36 0 568
2023 453 26 16 56 1 0 41 0 593

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 Little Mountain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 603 33.2 18.2 15.6
1995 670 39.2 17.1 16.3
1996 670 39.2 17.1 16.3
1997 630 41.4 15.2 7.8
1998 627 n/a 0.0 8.8
1999 645 37.4 17.2 8.7
2000 395 34.4 11.5 31.1
2001 469 28.1 16.7 19.4
2002 749 37.2 20.1 18.4
2003 749 37.2 20.1 18.4
2004 788 42.2 18.7 18.9
2005 843 45.4 18.6 19.9
2006 837 46.0 18.2 21.1
2007 864 42.4 20.4 24.9
2008 771 40.3 19.1 23.5
2009 793 43.5 18.2 25.9
2010 811 46.7 17.3 26.9
2011 785 45.7 17.1 28.5
2012 826 47.3 17.4 28.9
2013 822 48.0 17.1 29.1
2014 841 48.6 17.2 29.4
2015 830 51.0 16.2 29.6
2016 824 52.0 15.8 30.2
2017 808 52.4 15.4 29
2018 681 41.8 16.2 29.5
2019 639 40.4 15.8 24.4
2020 631 38.4 16.4 23.3
2021 558 42.2 13.2 20.1
2022 568 41.2 13.7 21
2023 593 39.6 14.9 39.6

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 Little Mountain Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 603 33.2 18.2 15.6
1995 670 39.2 17.1 16.3
1996 670 39.2 17.1 16.3
1997 630 41.4 15.2 7.8
1998 627 n/a 0.0 8.8
1999 645 37.4 17.2 8.7
2000 395 34.4 11.5 31.1
2001 469 28.1 16.7 19.4
2002 749 37.2 20.1 18.4
2003 749 37.2 20.1 18.4
2004 788 42.2 18.7 18.9
2005 843 45.4 18.6 19.9
2006 837 46.0 18.2 21.1
2007 864 42.4 20.4 24.9
2008 771 40.3 19.1 23.5
2009 793 43.5 18.2 25.9
2010 811 46.7 17.3 26.9
2011 785 45.7 17.1 28.5
2012 826 47.3 17.4 28.9
2013 822 48.0 17.1 29.1
2014 841 48.6 17.2 29.4
2015 830 51.0 16.2 29.6
2016 824 52.0 15.8 30.2
2017 808 52.4 15.4 29
2018 681 41.8 16.2 29.5
2019 639 40.4 15.8 24.4
2020 631 38.4 16.4 23.3
2021 558 42.2 13.2 20.1
2022 568 41.2 13.7 21
2023 593 39.6 14.9 39.6

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 Little Mountain Elementary

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $12,686

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Little Mountain Elementary

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 119th of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 289th of 845 Elementary schools
 20.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Little Mountain Elementary)77.168
 9%
   3rd Grade Math (Monticello Public School District)78.168.4
 9.7%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Little Mountain Elementary)58.946.3
 12.5%
   3rd Grade Reading (Monticello Public School District)59.852.7
 7.1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Little Mountain Elementary)79.861.6
 18.2%
   4th Grade Math (Monticello Public School District)70.367.4
 2.9%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Little Mountain Elementary)76.256.6
 19.6%
   4th Grade Reading (Monticello Public School District)67.656.3
 11.3%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Little Mountain Elementary)73.254.9
 18.3%
   5th Grade Math (Monticello Public School District)67.663.6
 4%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Little Mountain Elementary)8163.7
 17.2%
   5th Grade Reading (Monticello Public School District)79.267.9
 11.3%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Little Mountain Elementary)69.649.6
 20%
   5th Grade Science (Monticello Public School District)70.860.2
 10.6%
   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 Students639593
 7.2%
African American1326
 100%
American Indian11
Asian916
 77.8%
Hispanic6356
 11.1%
Pacific Islander00
White516453
 12.2%
Two or More Races3741
 10.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients24.4%39.6%
 15.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Little Mountain Elementary

In the 2022-23 school year, 593 students attended Little Mountain Elementary.

Students who attend Little Mountain Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : Monticello Middle
High : Monticello Senior High

Little Mountain Elementary ranks 288th of 843 Minnesota elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 3 stars out of 5.

Students at Little Mountain Elementary are 76% White, 9% Hispanic, 7% Two or more races, 4% African American, 3% Asian.


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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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