Richfield Stem School

Public, Magnet PK, KG-5

 7020 12th Ave S
       Richfield, MN  55423-3300


 (612) 798-6600

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District: Richfield Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
717th of 859 Minnesota Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  17.9
Number of students:  754

Racial breakdown:

White:
37.4%
Hispanic:
24.4%
African American:
17.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  56.1%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Monday, September 2, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Richfield Stem School ranked worse than 83.5% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranked 3rd among 4 ranked elementary schools in the Richfield Public School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 20.25. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Richfield Stem School has the largest elementary school student body size in the Richfield Public School District. Student population at Richfield Stem School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.4%), Hispanic (24.4%), African American (17%). (See more...)
Compare Details 56.1% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Richfield Stem School is 17.9. 3 elementary schools in the Richfield Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Richfield Stem School employs 42 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Richfield Stem School:

SchoolDigger ranks Richfield Stem School 717th of 859 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Richfield Stem School in the ranking list.)

Richfield Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Richfield Public School District 370th of 452 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Richfield Stem School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 15.16 609th 674 9.6%
2004 21.79 592nd 676 12.4%
2005 14.19 628th 685 8.3%
2006 7.57 711th 756 6.0%
2007 18.99 694th 777 10.7%
2008 17.22 704th 781 9.9%
2009 14.89 397th 434 8.5%
2010 13.46 729th 803 9.2%
2011 26.19 687th 814 15.6%
2012 22.34 718th 820 12.4%
2013 21.50 708th 824 14.1%
2014 29.88 661st 826 20.0%
2015 24.06 697th 840 17.0%
2016 26.37 687th 848 19.0%
2017 22.70 706th 853 17.2%
2018 18.54 718th 847 15.2%
2019 20.25 717th 859 16.5%

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

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by a parent
Thursday, January 5, 2017

Open Quote When touring Richfield schools, STEM's office staff and the principal were very warm and welcoming. This left me with the impression their manner would set the tone for classrooms and it does! My daughter is much happier at STEM. The lessons are interactive rather than instructional -- much better fit for my kids. Class sizes are much more reasonable (20 to 25 kids per) and the teachers are top notch. All staff seems to have more freedom to be innovative in their teaching style and genuinely enjoy the kids and their jobs.
The fun, warm atmosphere also seems to lend well to learning. Our kindergartener is already reading on his own and was not at all when he started. Our 4th grader is learning to code. Very cool! Close Quote


by a Facebook User (a parent on FaceBook)
Friday, December 14, 2012

Open Quote To clarify for people that don't know much about this school, it has only been a K-5 STEM school since 2010. Prior to that, it was a 3-5 Intermediate school, so I don't think the statistics should combine as much as they do. As you can see if you dig a little more, there have been some GREAT gains since the 2010-11 year and I think that is a credit to the awesome Principal and staff that have chosen to operate in a STEM environment.

The statistics aren't great, I get that, but there is so much you can't measure that makes this a truly excellent school. They play different genres of music throughout the halls (jazz, classical, etc) each week for the students. They focus all of their focused help in reading at the youngest levels so that kids have a strong start and can more easily continue their reading in the later grades. The STEM focus is scary for some kids that still want their kids to get art/music/phy ed/etc, but I promise it doesn't take away anything, they only ADD a scientific understanding to the arts and athletic programs that has been useful and great for kids to know. This is a phenomenal school and I recommend it to anyone even remotely close to the district. Don't let the stats fool you, I think STEM will continue to make huge gains and establish itself as an excellent option for MN K-5 education. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Richfield Stem School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 732 64 43 12 10 n/a n/a 0 861
1989 704 71 43 13 11 n/a n/a 0 842
1990 714 68 40 12 13 n/a n/a 0 847
1991 762 68 37 19 13 n/a n/a 0 899
1992 803 80 48 25 12 n/a n/a 0 968
1993 757 91 57 28 10 n/a n/a 0 943
1994 714 81 55 16 14 n/a n/a 0 880
1995 654 90 46 20 10 n/a n/a 0 820
1996 654 90 46 20 10 n/a n/a 0 820
1997 615 93 37 33 6 n/a n/a 0 784
1998 633 100 55 35 7 n/a n/a 0 830
1999 616 115 46 46 8 n/a n/a 0 831
2000 683 147 70 73 10 n/a n/a 0 983
2001 586 176 64 91 15 n/a n/a 0 932
2002 456 155 70 133 12 n/a n/a 0 826
2003 456 155 70 133 12 n/a n/a 0 826
2004 445 162 76 159 10 n/a n/a 0 852
2005 416 183 66 194 8 n/a n/a 0 867
2006 363 172 68 203 7 n/a n/a 0 813
2007 313 166 68 234 8 n/a n/a 0 789
2008 256 162 68 278 10 n/a n/a 0 774
2009 212 161 67 297 11 n/a n/a 0 748
2010 226 169 71 347 10 n/a n/a 0 823
2011 277 169 63 251 6 0 36 0 802
2012 281 154 82 251 11 4 54 0 837
2013 290 145 73 181 8 0 78 0 775
2014 282 122 78 176 12 0 86 0 756
2015 278 125 63 169 15 0 87 0 737
2016 283 117 54 201 7 0 90 0 752
2017 300 123 56 201 8 2 95 0 785
2018 282 128 59 184 9 2 90 0 754

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Richfield Stem School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 861 47.2 18.2 12.4
1989 842 48.2 17.4 14.3
1990 847 50.2 16.8 14
1991 899 53.5 16.8 13.7
1992 968 57.9 16.7 14
1993 943 58.7 16.1 18.3
1994 880 53.1 16.6 15.3
1995 820 55.5 14.8 19.4
1996 820 55.5 14.8 19.4
1997 784 54.6 14.4 22.8
1998 830 n/a 0.0 19.9
1999 831 57.9 14.4 18.9
2000 983 68.7 14.3 28.4
2001 932 61.1 15.3 32.5
2002 826 62.9 13.1 41.2
2003 826 62.9 13.1 41.2
2004 852 62.4 13.7 45.3
2005 867 60.5 14.3 51.3
2006 813 62.4 13.0 53
2007 789 65.2 12.1 55.4
2008 774 61.3 12.6 63.8
2009 748 61.0 12.3 64.3
2010 823 64.2 12.8 72.8
2011 802 57.9 13.8 64.8
2012 837 57.9 14.4 63.8
2013 775 53.9 14.3 60.1
2014 756 52.4 14.4 56.9
2015 737 49.0 15.0 59
2016 752 53.0 14.1 58.5
2017 785 52.5 14.9 56.8
2018 754 42.0 17.9 56.1

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
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Student/Teacher Ratio Richfield Stem School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 861 47.2 18.2 12.4
1989 842 48.2 17.4 14.3
1990 847 50.2 16.8 14
1991 899 53.5 16.8 13.7
1992 968 57.9 16.7 14
1993 943 58.7 16.1 18.3
1994 880 53.1 16.6 15.3
1995 820 55.5 14.8 19.4
1996 820 55.5 14.8 19.4
1997 784 54.6 14.4 22.8
1998 830 n/a 0.0 19.9
1999 831 57.9 14.4 18.9
2000 983 68.7 14.3 28.4
2001 932 61.1 15.3 32.5
2002 826 62.9 13.1 41.2
2003 826 62.9 13.1 41.2
2004 852 62.4 13.7 45.3
2005 867 60.5 14.3 51.3
2006 813 62.4 13.0 53
2007 789 65.2 12.1 55.4
2008 774 61.3 12.6 63.8
2009 748 61.0 12.3 64.3
2010 823 64.2 12.8 72.8
2011 802 57.9 13.8 64.8
2012 837 57.9 14.4 63.8
2013 775 53.9 14.3 60.1
2014 756 52.4 14.4 56.9
2015 737 49.0 15.0 59
2016 752 53.0 14.1 58.5
2017 785 52.5 14.9 56.8
2018 754 42.0 17.9 56.1

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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