Rutherford Elementary

Public K-5

 115 Rutherford Rd
       Stillwater, MN  55082-4524


(651) 351-6400

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District: Stillwater Area Public School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
112th of 870 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,518 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  18.8
Number of students:  567

Racial breakdown:

White:
80.2%
Hispanic:
6.3%
Two or more races:
5.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  15.3%

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Due to the disruption caused by COVID-19, the Minnesota Department of Education did not administer assessments for the 2019-2020 school year. SchoolDigger will resume updating its rankings when test scores are released in 2021.


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Compare Details Rutherford Elementary ranks better than 87.1% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks 2nd among 8 ranked elementary schools in the Stillwater Area Public School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 81.92. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (80.2%), Hispanic (6.3%), two or more races (5.6%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 15.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Rutherford Elementary is 18.8. 6 elementary schools in the Stillwater Area Public School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Rutherford Elementary is $12,518. 5 elementary schools in the Stillwater Area Public School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Rutherford Elementary:

SchoolDigger ranks Rutherford Elementary 112th of 870 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Rutherford Elementary in the ranking list.)

Stillwater Area Public School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Stillwater Area Public School District 73rd of 457 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Rutherford Elementary

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 76.01 112th 674 83.4%
2004 74.25 132nd 676 80.5%
2005 84.33 31st 685 95.5%
2006 82.41 62nd 756 91.8%
2007 77.16 113th 777 85.5%
2008 76.27 123rd 781 84.3%
2010 76.70 115th 803 85.7%
2011 81.22 75th 814 90.8%
2012 79.47 99th 820 87.9%
2013 81.06 99th 824 88.0%
2014 80.93 96th 826 88.4%
2015 84.38 60th 840 92.9%
2016 84.18 60th 848 92.9%
2017 85.66 55th 853 93.6%
2018 79.22 133rd 847 84.3%
2019 81.92 112th 870 87.1%

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

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by a parent
Monday, January 24, 2011

Open Quote This school is the best of both worlds. It is technically an Open Environment school, but this program is executed very much like a Traditional school. The children are encouraged to reach their own personal highest potential, wherever that might be. I have two gifted children who are being taught curricula well above grade level because that is where their skills are. This is done respectfully and quietly without the kids feeling any sense of differentiation between the skill levels. I also have a special needs child whose developmental delays are handled beautifully as well, with respect and enthusiasm. They have enough flexibility within this program to individualize and think outside the box, without going too crazy and leaving the children unprepared for the real world. There are other open environment schools in the area that seem to have less structure and more freedom of choice for the kids (which certainly has its merit for some) but this was not a good fit for my children. In my opinion Rutherford does an EXCELLENT job striking a balance between the open environment, and respectful accountability. It does not feel chaotic or distracting at all. I encourage you to tour it to see what I mean. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Rutherford Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2000 586 0 15 4 0 n/a n/a 0 605
2001 619 0 16 2 1 n/a n/a 0 638
2002 694 1 22 2 1 n/a n/a 0 720
2003 694 1 22 2 1 n/a n/a 0 720
2004 733 1 27 4 0 n/a n/a 0 765
2005 718 1 25 8 0 n/a n/a 0 752
2006 684 2 22 10 0 n/a n/a 0 718
2007 708 0 30 12 1 n/a n/a 0 751
2008 716 2 30 13 2 n/a n/a 0 763
2009 681 6 38 11 1 n/a n/a 0 737
2010 696 4 33 12 1 n/a n/a 0 746
2011 707 2 34 13 0 1 7 0 764
2012 639 2 32 11 0 1 12 0 697
2013 599 1 27 11 0 1 17 0 656
2014 572 2 29 9 0 0 24 0 636
2015 533 2 23 6 0 0 31 0 595
2016 518 1 16 10 0 0 35 0 580
2017 544 1 12 12 0 0 40 0 609
2018 534 8 24 17 0 0 28 0 611
2019 507 14 27 23 0 0 28 0 599
2020 455 14 28 36 2 0 32 0 567

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

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Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Rutherford Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 605 31.5 19.2 1.5
2001 638 32.2 19.8 2.2
2002 720 37.0 19.5 2.1
2003 720 37.0 19.5 2.1
2004 765 38.2 20.0 1.7
2005 752 37.7 19.9 2.3
2006 718 35.2 20.4 2.2
2007 751 35.3 21.3 3.5
2008 763 38.2 20.0 4.6
2009 737 37.6 19.6 5
2010 746 36.9 20.1 5.5
2011 764 39.9 19.1 6.7
2012 697 38.8 17.9 6.6
2013 656 37.3 17.5 7.8
2014 636 36.6 17.3 6.8
2015 595 32.0 18.5 5.2
2016 580 29.0 20.0 5.2
2017 609 32.2 18.8 4.6
2018 611 34.3 17.8 10.6
2019 599 32.3 18.5 8
2020 567 30.0 18.8 15.3

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 Rutherford Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2000 605 31.5 19.2 1.5
2001 638 32.2 19.8 2.2
2002 720 37.0 19.5 2.1
2003 720 37.0 19.5 2.1
2004 765 38.2 20.0 1.7
2005 752 37.7 19.9 2.3
2006 718 35.2 20.4 2.2
2007 751 35.3 21.3 3.5
2008 763 38.2 20.0 4.6
2009 737 37.6 19.6 5
2010 746 36.9 20.1 5.5
2011 764 39.9 19.1 6.7
2012 697 38.8 17.9 6.6
2013 656 37.3 17.5 7.8
2014 636 36.6 17.3 6.8
2015 595 32.0 18.5 5.2
2016 580 29.0 20.0 5.2
2017 609 32.2 18.8 4.6
2018 611 34.3 17.8 10.6
2019 599 32.3 18.5 8
2020 567 30.0 18.8 15.3

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 Rutherford Elementary

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2019 $12,518

Data source: Minnesota Department of Education




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