Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Public PK, KG-5

 560 Concordia Ave
       Saint Paul, MN  55103-2444


(651) 325-2400

District: Saint Paul Public Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
783rd of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,237 Help


Student/teacher ratio:  9.7 Help
Number of students:  334

Racial breakdown:

African American:
62.0%
Two or more races:
13.2%
Asian:
8.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  91.6% Help


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Compare Details Benjamin E Mays Magnet ranks worse than 92.9% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks 27th among 39 ranked elementary schools in the Saint Paul Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 6.77. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: African American (62%), two or more races (13.2%), Asian (8.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 91.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Benjamin E Mays Magnet is 9.7, which is the 14th best among 39 elementary schools in the Saint Paul Public Schools District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Benjamin E Mays Magnet is $5,237. 48 elementary schools in the Saint Paul Public Schools District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Benjamin E Mays Magnet:

SchoolDigger ranks Benjamin E Mays Magnet 783rd of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Benjamin E Mays Magnet in the ranking list.)

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Saint Paul Public Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Saint Paul Public Schools 346th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Benjamin E Mays Magnet

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Rank History for all students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 6.56 634th 674 5.9%
2004 9.59 634th 676 6.2%
2005 30.32 567th 685 17.2%
2006 10.96 703rd 756 7.0%
2007 12.99 717th 777 7.7%
2008 18.99 697th 781 10.8%
2010 7.33 757th 803 5.7%
2011 7.95 766th 814 5.9%
2014 3.41 790th 826 4.4%
2015 6.89 776th 840 7.6%
2016 1.88 827th 848 2.5%
2017 2.80 816th 853 4.3%
2018 1.54 836th 847 1.3%
2019 2.19 856th 870 1.6%
2021 3.13 847th 869 2.5%
2022 8.38 771st 858 10.1%
2023 6.77 785th 845 7.1%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 29.73 193rd 242 20.2%
2019 39.94 138th 239 42.3%
2022 47.15 121st 256 52.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 4.40 463rd 463 0.0%
2019 13.77 481st 515 6.6%
2023 22.79 445th 524 15.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 5.86 708th 728 2.7%
2019 6.37 725th 740 2.0%
2021 9.41 658th 683 3.7%
2022 16.59 597th 663 10.0%
2023 13.89 697th 774 9.9%
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Rank History for Homeless students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 35.12 6th 8 25.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.74 765th 774 1.2%
2019 3.39 767th 787 2.5%
2021 3.75 758th 783 3.2%
2022 6.99 743rd 799 7.0%
2023 4.04 762nd 787 3.2%
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Rank History for Male students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 1.64 772nd 779 0.9%
2019 2.29 788th 798 1.3%
2021 3.14 763rd 784 2.7%
2022 9.93 729th 808 9.8%
2023 9.88 724th 799 9.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 13.95 251st 266 5.6%
2019 15.09 264th 283 6.7%
2021 14.49 214th 227 5.7%
2022 25.98 222nd 282 21.3%
2023 25.17 227th 279 18.6%
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Data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Open Quote We have our daughter enrolled in the Mandarin Immersion program at Ben Mays and couldn't be more pleased with our experience at the school. The teaching staff is phenomenal; I cannot say enough kind things about them. For starters, they recognize that each child is an individual so they tailor their teaching style to draw each student in. The curriculum has been so enriching! For those looking to avoid Everyday Math as I was, please come check out Beijing Math in action; they are adding and subtracting two digit numbers, graphing, using comparative measurements, adding currency and they can count up to 1000. Even more amazing is that they love it! We have also been very impressed with the principal; we have found him to be intelligent, articulate and responsive, and most importantly, willing to address tough issues rather than shy away from them. Please don't let the test scores scare you away from an amazing program; schedule a tour and observe the classroom in action to see for yourself! Also, it should be noted that this program was new for the 2011-2012 school year so the first group of students won't be taking the MCA tests until 2014-2015 school year when they reach third grade. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Benjamin E Mays Magnet

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 214 225 8 7 4 n/a n/a 0 458
1989 210 230 8 2 3 n/a n/a 0 453
1990 196 199 11 4 3 n/a n/a 0 413
1991 215 231 17 7 2 n/a n/a -43 429
1993 175 235 19 5 1 n/a n/a 0 435
1994 200 256 25 5 1 n/a n/a 0 487
1995 145 182 40 4 1 n/a n/a 0 372
1996 145 182 40 4 1 n/a n/a 0 372
1997 170 273 80 1 0 n/a n/a 0 524
1998 186 244 76 7 1 n/a n/a 0 514
1999 174 280 101 11 2 n/a n/a 0 568
2000 138 323 163 26 3 n/a n/a 0 653
2001 97 315 159 35 3 n/a n/a 0 609
2002 64 247 160 37 4 n/a n/a 0 512
2003 64 247 160 37 4 n/a n/a 0 512
2004 43 252 110 29 3 n/a n/a 0 437
2005 31 237 81 21 2 n/a n/a 0 372
2006 24 234 70 14 3 n/a n/a 0 345
2007 24 246 55 13 5 n/a n/a 0 343
2008 29 257 47 18 4 n/a n/a 0 355
2009 26 264 44 23 3 n/a n/a 0 360
2010 28 267 41 24 2 n/a n/a 0 362
2011 25 275 32 25 1 0 6 0 364
2012 42 291 35 17 3 0 14 0 402
2013 59 413 105 34 10 0 37 0 658
2014 27 328 68 25 7 0 38 0 493
2015 24 311 74 30 2 0 34 0 475
2016 17 313 72 30 2 0 44 0 478
2017 10 292 80 21 5 1 33 0 442
2018 12 310 69 27 1 0 26 0 445
2019 15 271 58 31 2 0 29 0 406
2020 24 259 48 22 2 0 30 0 385
2021 24 234 36 25 2 0 37 0 358
2022 23 222 29 13 0 0 46 0 333
2023 26 207 29 27 1 0 44 0 334

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 Benjamin E Mays Magnet

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 458 20.2 22.6 36.2
1989 453 26.0 17.4 32.2
1990 413 31.1 13.2 44.1
1991 429 29.8 14.3 54.8
1993 435 23.6 18.4 64.4
1994 487 26.0 18.7 48.5
1995 372 0.0 0.0 57.8
1996 372 0.0 0.0 57.8
1997 524 0.0 0.0 62
1998 514 n/a 0.0 57.6
1999 568 37.0 15.4 58.8
2000 653 45.0 14.5 74.3
2001 609 40.0 15.2 71.3
2002 512 38.4 13.3 85
2003 512 38.4 13.3 85
2004 437 67.5 6.5 83.5
2005 372 30.9 12.0 85.2
2006 345 23.2 14.9 84.1
2007 343 26.4 13.0 84.3
2008 355 24.6 14.4 80.8
2009 360 24.7 14.6 79.2
2010 362 24.8 14.5 87.6
2011 364 28.1 12.9 87.6
2012 402 n/a n/a 86.8
2013 658 58.1 11.3 85.7
2014 493 40.7 12.1 91.7
2015 475 38.0 12.5 91.6
2016 478 30.0 15.9 88.3
2017 442 29.0 15.2 88.2
2018 445 32.0 13.8 84.7
2019 406 33.7 12.0 80.5
2020 385 37.0 10.3 84.2
2021 358 35.4 10.0 87.4
2022 333 34.4 9.6 87.1
2023 334 34.4 9.7 91.6

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 Benjamin E Mays Magnet

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 458 20.2 22.6 36.2
1989 453 26.0 17.4 32.2
1990 413 31.1 13.2 44.1
1991 429 29.8 14.3 54.8
1993 435 23.6 18.4 64.4
1994 487 26.0 18.7 48.5
1995 372 0.0 0.0 57.8
1996 372 0.0 0.0 57.8
1997 524 0.0 0.0 62
1998 514 n/a 0.0 57.6
1999 568 37.0 15.4 58.8
2000 653 45.0 14.5 74.3
2001 609 40.0 15.2 71.3
2002 512 38.4 13.3 85
2003 512 38.4 13.3 85
2004 437 67.5 6.5 83.5
2005 372 30.9 12.0 85.2
2006 345 23.2 14.9 84.1
2007 343 26.4 13.0 84.3
2008 355 24.6 14.4 80.8
2009 360 24.7 14.6 79.2
2010 362 24.8 14.5 87.6
2011 364 28.1 12.9 87.6
2012 402 n/a n/a 86.8
2013 658 58.1 11.3 85.7
2014 493 40.7 12.1 91.7
2015 475 38.0 12.5 91.6
2016 478 30.0 15.9 88.3
2017 442 29.0 15.2 88.2
2018 445 32.0 13.8 84.7
2019 406 33.7 12.0 80.5
2020 385 37.0 10.3 84.2
2021 358 35.4 10.0 87.4
2022 333 34.4 9.6 87.1
2023 334 34.4 9.7 91.6

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 Benjamin E Mays Magnet

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $5,237

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Benjamin E Mays Magnet

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 856th of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 785th of 845 Elementary schools
 5.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Benjamin E Mays Magnet)25.920.5
 5.4%
   3rd Grade Math (Saint Paul Public Schools)39.735.8
 3.8%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Benjamin E Mays Magnet)1713.3
 3.6%
   3rd Grade Reading (Saint Paul Public Schools)35.331
 4.2%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Benjamin E Mays Magnet)18.527.6
 9.1%
   4th Grade Math (Saint Paul Public Schools)3934.9
 4.1%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Benjamin E Mays Magnet)12.518.6
 6.1%
   4th Grade Reading (Saint Paul Public Schools)34.632.1
 2.6%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%
5th Grade Math (Benjamin E Mays Magnet)6.410.2
 3.9%
   5th Grade Math (Saint Paul Public Schools)31.328.3
 3%
   5th Grade Math (Minnesota)5244.4
 7.6%
5th Grade Reading (Benjamin E Mays Magnet)28.824
 4.8%
   5th Grade Reading (Saint Paul Public Schools)46.641
 5.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Minnesota)65.858.7
 7%
5th Grade Science (Benjamin E Mays Magnet)9.26
 3.2%
   5th Grade Science (Saint Paul Public Schools)29.828.9
 0.9%
   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 Students406334
 17.7%
African American271207
 23.6%
American Indian21
 50%
Asian5829
 50%
Hispanic3127
 12.9%
Pacific Islander00
White1526
 73.3%
Two or More Races2944
 51.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients80.5%91.6%
 11.1%


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In the 2022-23 school year, 334 students attended Benjamin E Mays Magnet.

Benjamin E Mays Magnet ranks in the bottom 7.1% of Minnesota elementary schools.

Students at Benjamin E Mays Magnet are 62% African American, 13% Two or more races, 9% Asian, 8% Hispanic, 8% White.


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