Marine Elementary

Public K-6

 550 Pine St
       Marine On Saint Croix, MN  55047-4417


 (651) 351-8870

District: Stillwater Area Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
406th of 842 Minnesota Elementary Schools


Student/Teacher Ratio:  14.8
Number of students:  134

Racial breakdown:

White:
91.8%
American Indian:
3.0%
Asian:
1.5%
Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients:  10.4%

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Updated Tuesday, August 16, 2016, based on the 2015-16 school year test scores.

Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2016, Marine Elementary ranked better than 51.8% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranked last among 9 ranked elementary schools in the Stillwater Area Public School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2016 the calculated Average Standard Score was 59.14. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Marine Elementary has the smallest elementary school student body size in the Stillwater Area Public School District. Racial makeup is: White (91.8%), American Indian (3%), Asian (1.5%). (See more...)
Compare Details 10.4% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Marine Elementary is 14.8, which is the 2nd best among 9 elementary schools in the Stillwater Area Public School District. (See more...)
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Schooldigger 2016 Rankings:

Marine Elementary:

SchoolDigger Ranks Marine Elementary 406th of 842 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Marine Elementary in the ranking list.)

Stillwater Area Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Stillwater Area Public School District 46th of 428 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Marine Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 83.00 55th 663 91.7% 5 star ranking
2004 93.39 2nd 664 99.7% 5 star ranking
2005 84.43 29th 673 95.7% 5 star ranking
2006 90.07 8th 744 98.9% 5 star ranking
2007 92.01 6th 764 99.2% 5 star ranking
2008 88.88 10th 767 98.7% 5 star ranking
2010 88.51 7th 788 99.1% 5 star ranking
2011 91.25 4th 799 99.5% 5 star ranking
2012 88.21 14th 805 98.3% 5 star ranking
2013 89.85 19th 809 97.7% 5 star ranking
2014 89.22 15th 811 98.2% 5 star ranking
2015 93.06 5th 820 99.4% 5 star ranking
2016 59.14 406th 842 51.8% 3 star ranking

Test score data source: test scores: Minnesota Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Marine Elementary Test Scores

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Test score data source: Minnesota Department of Education

About the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment: The Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCAs) are the state tests that help districts measure student progress toward Minnesota's academic standards and meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind.

Students in grades 3-8 and 10 take the Reading MCA-II Assessments. Students in grade 11 take the Mathematics MCA-II. Between 2006 and 2010, students in grades 3-8 took the Mathematics MCA-II, but starting in 2011 students in these grades take the Mathematics MCA-III. Beginning in 2008, students also take Science MCA-II Assessments in grades 5, 8 and high school. The MCA-II series is aligned to Minnesota academic standards adopted in 2003, while the MCA-III is aligned to 2007 standards. Results from the original MCA, the MCA-II, and the successor MCA-III series, should not be compared because they are aligned to different standards.

Source: Research and Assessment, Minnesota Dept of Education

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by a parent
Friday, July 24, 2015

Open Quote I agree with the previous review...the 6th grade teacher is just awful. I don't understand why she is allowed to continue teaching. And now with the changes to the school...the loss of the fabulous 3rd and now the fabulous 4th grade teachers, I wouldn't recommend the school to anyone. Sadly, we have decided to leave the school and the district. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Open Quote Do NOT go to this school. The 6th grade teacher there is horrible and should just retire. All she does is scream at the kids and belittle them. And she teaches them NOTHING. Ask any parent whose kid has had this teacher and they will tell you that 6th grade is a waste of an academic year. She also teaches 5th grade math, so my kid got yelled at and belittled for two years. And to make matters worse, we were just told that this teacher is going to be the "science specialist" for 3rd - 6th graders as well as the 5th grade math and 6th grade teacher. Because of low enrollment, Marine is losing a teacher - the absolutely fabulous 3rd grade teacher. Because of seniority, the horrible 6th grade teacher stays and the fantastic 3rd grade teacher goes. And how are they going to teacher 7 grades with only 6 teachers? What a joke. There is no way we are letting our other child endure this teacher for 4 years...we are leaving Marine. If you are looking at this school, look elsewhere. If you have kids there now, get them out before this teacher destroys their self esteem. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Open Quote Love the community at Marine Elementary. The school forest and 6th grade play are also highlights at the school. A place where every teacher knows every child. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 15, 2015

Open Quote I am the mom of a kindergartner and 2nd grader. We looked at many schools before we found Marine Elementary. We were thrilled to find free busing from Stillwater. Its academics are top notch so we knew our kids would get an outstanding education. But it was the small intimate setting and sense of belonging that sold us. This is a place where literally, everyone knows your name. Children feel safe and loved at this school and can blossom academically, socially and emotionally. We also love the feeling of family and how the parents come together to support the school. In this beautiful rural setting, the children get to enjoy the school forest, ice rink and Warner Nature Center. I feel assured that our kids will leave this special place confident and ready to succeed in middle school and beyond. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, May 15, 2015

Open Quote I am a father of a kindergartner and 4th grader. Marine Elementary is an incredible and unique school in so many ways. It’s a place where we know and feel known by all of the staff and teachers, as well as by the families in our children's classes. We have a strong sense of pride and ownership in our school; a sense that our input and participation as parents and advocates is not only welcome, but essential. This isn't a place we "go to", but rather a place we belong to. For us, Marine is much more than another collection of teachers and curriculum. This is where our children learn the meaning of living in community, of working together and solving our differences rather than avoiding them. We simply cannot imagine sending our children anywhere else! Close Quote


by Jenn Cress (a parent on FaceBook)
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Open Quote My son has attended Marine Elementary since Kindergarten. He is now in the 4th grade. We love the creative atmosphere and one on one attention. It is truly a community school filed with loving, kind kids, parents and staff. Although it has all the benefits of a large district, we appreciate the intimate, unique experience that is Marine Elementary. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 27, 2015

Open Quote Our family is within the Stillwater school boundaries but not within Marine’s enrollment boundaries. We have taken advantage of the district’s alternative enrollment and free bussing options so that our kids can attend Marine. Both our boys have been changed by their time at Marine, it is such a unique place.

There are too many things that we love about Marine to list them all but one of my top favorites is the staff's united front on their expectations of our kids. I think their expectations can be summed up this way. School is a place of learning and all students should work to achieve their personal best each and every day. Now you are saying to yourself, all schools say they expect this of their kids. And I agree, I think most schools would say this is what they expect. The difference at Marine is that all teachers and staff reinforce that expectation in big and little ways each day. My other big "like" is that this school is a true community and each member of our community encouraged to be interested in learning, asking questions, playing, helping, encouraging others, empathizing, supporting, and growing as individuals and as a family. I absolutely believe that by sending our kids to Marine we have given them a head start on growing into best version of themselves that is possible. My other top “likes” about Marine are Forrest Fridays, Daily Oxygen Dashes, and Standing Desks. So glad to have found this school! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 27, 2015

Open Quote My kids love this school. They have done well academically, socially, and emotionally here. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Open Quote This is a small school where every staff member knows and cares about your child! We love that. All of the kids from every grade know her as well and that was so comforting for our daughter as she made her way through kindergarten. The test scores and academics of this school are great and that is important, but the sense of community and belonging that is felt here matters just as much to us. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Open Quote An amazing school! Fabulous, caring teachers and staff, involved parents, and rigorous academics.
I would not want to send my children anywhere else! Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, April 4, 2011

Open Quote A warm, welcoming environment. The students and teachers all know one another, thanks in large part to the "buddy" program which matches older and younger students for the school year. We love Marine Elementary! Close Quote


Enrollment information for Marine Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 145 2 6 1 0 n/a n/a 0 154
1989 166 1 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 175
1990 162 1 6 1 1 n/a n/a 0 171
1991 169 0 3 1 0 n/a n/a 0 173
1992 192 0 3 0 0 n/a n/a 0 195
1993 191 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 192
1994 170 1 4 1 1 n/a n/a 0 177
1995 151 1 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 156
1996 151 1 2 1 1 n/a n/a 0 156
1997 158 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 161
1998 164 1 2 0 2 n/a n/a 0 169
1999 171 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 174
2000 159 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 161
2001 162 0 1 1 1 n/a n/a 0 165
2002 166 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 168
2003 166 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 168
2004 155 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 157
2005 147 0 2 0 0 n/a n/a 0 149
2006 138 0 4 0 3 n/a n/a 0 145
2007 138 0 5 0 2 n/a n/a 0 145
2008 133 1 4 2 1 n/a n/a 0 141
2009 140 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 147
2010 120 2 4 1 0 n/a n/a 0 127
2011 132 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 137
2012 130 1 3 4 0 0 3 0 141
2013 119 2 2 4 3 0 4 0 134
2014 123 1 2 2 4 0 2 0 134

Test score 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 Marine Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 154 8.7 17.7 3.9
1989 175 7.8 22.4 3.4
1990 171 9.3 18.3 4.1
1991 173 8.5 20.3 4.0
1992 195 9.2 21.1 4.1
1993 192 9.2 20.9 5.2
1994 177 9.2 19.2 2.8
1995 156 8.1 19.3 1.9
1996 156 8.1 19.3 1.9
1997 161 6.0 26.8 1.9
1998 169 n/a 0.0 3.6
1999 174 8.1 21.5 4.6
2000 161 8.5 18.9 4.3
2001 165 8.2 20.1 5.5
2002 168 8.9 18.9 4.2
2003 168 8.9 18.9 4.2
2004 157 8.2 19.1 3.2
2005 149 8.1 18.4 2.7
2006 145 7.9 18.4 2.8
2007 145 7.8 18.6 6.9
2008 141 8.7 16.2 8.5
2009 147 8.3 17.7 8.2
2010 127 8.4 15.1 11.8
2011 137 8.3 16.3 11.7
2012 141 8.4 16.7 12.1
2013 134 8.6 15.4 11.9
2014 134 9.0 14.8 10.4

Test score 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 FRAC Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Marine Elementary

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 154 8.7 17.7 3.9
1989 175 7.8 22.4 3.4
1990 171 9.3 18.3 4.1
1991 173 8.5 20.3 4.0
1992 195 9.2 21.1 4.1
1993 192 9.2 20.9 5.2
1994 177 9.2 19.2 2.8
1995 156 8.1 19.3 1.9
1996 156 8.1 19.3 1.9
1997 161 6.0 26.8 1.9
1998 169 n/a 0.0 3.6
1999 174 8.1 21.5 4.6
2000 161 8.5 18.9 4.3
2001 165 8.2 20.1 5.5
2002 168 8.9 18.9 4.2
2003 168 8.9 18.9 4.2
2004 157 8.2 19.1 3.2
2005 149 8.1 18.4 2.7
2006 145 7.9 18.4 2.8
2007 145 7.8 18.6 6.9
2008 141 8.7 16.2 8.5
2009 147 8.3 17.7 8.2
2010 127 8.4 15.1 11.8
2011 137 8.3 16.3 11.7
2012 141 8.4 16.7 12.1
2013 134 8.6 15.4 11.9
2014 134 9.0 14.8 10.4

Test score 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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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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