Garlough Environmental Magnet

Summary:

Garlough Environmental Magnet is a public elementary school in West Saint Paul, Minnesota, serving 389 students in grades K-4. The school is part of the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan school district, which is ranked 140 out of 448 districts in the state.

While Garlough has a more diverse student population compared to nearby schools, with higher percentages of Hispanic (41.65%) and African American (15.42%) students, its academic performance lags behind the district and state averages in both math and reading. In 2022-2023, only 37.67% of Garlough students were proficient or better in math, compared to 44.79% for the district and 45.49% for the state. The school also has a higher percentage of students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch (60.15%), indicating a higher proportion of students from low-income families. However, Garlough has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 8.3.

Interestingly, Garlough's African American students perform relatively well, ranking 84 out of 279 Minnesota elementary schools in 2022-2023, with a 4-star rating. In contrast, the school's Hispanic students rank much lower, at 163 out of 214 Minnesota elementary schools, with a 1-star rating. Garlough's academic performance is also significantly lower than the nearby high-performing schools, such as Mendota Elementary and Somerset Elementary, which rank among the top 50 elementary schools in Minnesota.


Detail:

Public K-4

 1740 Charlton St
       West Saint Paul, MN  55118-3812


(651) 403-8100

District: West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan

SchoolDigger Rank:
638th of 843 Minnesota Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,037 Help


Students who attend Garlough Environmental Magnet usually attend:

High:    Two Rivers High School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.3 Help
Number of students:  389

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
41.6%
White:
34.2%
African American:
15.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  60.2% Help


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Compare Details Garlough Environmental Magnet ranks worse than 75.7% of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranks last among 5 ranked elementary schools in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 27.22. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Garlough Environmental Magnet is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (41.6%), White (34.2%), African American (15.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 60.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Garlough Environmental Magnet is 8.3, which is the lowest among 6 elementary schools in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Garlough Environmental Magnet is $14,037, which is the 3rd highest among 5 elementary schools in the West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan School District.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Garlough Environmental Magnet:

SchoolDigger ranks Garlough Environmental Magnet 638th of 843 Minnesota public elementary schools. (See Garlough Environmental Magnet in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan:

SchoolDigger ranks West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan 140th of 448 Minnesota school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Garlough Environmental Magnet

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Rank History for all students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 32.49 633rd 756 16.3%
2007 14.39 708th 777 8.9%
2008 21.26 691st 781 11.5%
2009 44.89 297th 434 31.6%
2010 33.77 656th 803 18.3%
2011 13.42 743rd 814 8.7%
2012 17.27 740th 820 9.8%
2013 48.34 504th 824 38.8%
2014 45.15 550th 826 33.4%
2015 43.39 578th 840 31.2%
2016 50.74 502nd 848 40.8%
2017 33.02 652nd 853 23.6%
2018 23.25 697th 847 17.7%
2019 23.98 700th 870 19.5%
2021 44.79 562nd 869 35.3%
2022 36.33 612th 858 28.7%
2023 27.22 640th 845 24.3%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.74 143rd 242 40.9%
2019 28.12 203rd 239 15.1%
2021 47.33 78th 175 55.4%
2022 44.91 134th 256 47.7%
2023 30.14 219th 276 20.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 5.57 508th 515 1.4%
2022 43.38 300th 500 40.0%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 17.24 655th 728 10.0%
2019 21.80 632nd 740 14.6%
2021 37.73 459th 683 32.8%
2022 21.44 556th 663 16.1%
2023 19.99 658th 774 15.0%
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Rank History for Female students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 21.99 649th 774 16.1%
2019 17.08 689th 787 12.5%
2021 44.41 510th 783 34.9%
2022 27.07 613th 799 23.3%
2023 24.06 622nd 787 21.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 26.09 632nd 779 18.9%
2019 33.51 599th 798 24.9%
2021 41.14 540th 784 31.1%
2022 45.35 515th 808 36.3%
2023 29.97 604th 799 24.4%
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Rank History for African American students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 54.03 125th 283 55.8%
2023 62.75 84th 279 69.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 27.11 179th 220 18.6%
2019 19.77 199th 219 9.1%
2021 59.91 53rd 153 65.4%
2022 33.05 147th 209 29.7%
2023 27.70 163rd 214 23.8%
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Rank History for White students at Garlough Environmental Magnet

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools MN State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 62.09 258th 712 63.8%
2019 73.81 144th 722 80.1%
2021 55.13 302nd 710 57.5%
2022 67.37 200th 725 72.4%
2023 53.38 334th 712 53.1%
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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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Enrollment information for Garlough Environmental Magnet

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 419 4 6 6 0 n/a n/a 0 435
1989 426 4 6 15 3 n/a n/a 0 454
1990 442 10 9 22 2 n/a n/a 0 485
1991 422 10 8 11 0 n/a n/a 0 451
1992 392 12 9 20 6 n/a n/a 0 439
1993 401 16 10 17 2 n/a n/a 0 446
1994 392 17 8 23 4 n/a n/a 0 444
1995 419 31 13 41 5 n/a n/a 0 509
1996 419 31 13 41 5 n/a n/a 0 509
1997 380 45 13 48 4 n/a n/a 0 490
1998 260 46 9 34 4 n/a n/a 0 353
1999 293 33 7 30 2 n/a n/a 0 365
2000 268 33 10 64 4 n/a n/a 0 379
2001 214 52 9 77 3 n/a n/a 0 355
2002 157 64 16 110 9 n/a n/a 0 356
2003 157 64 16 110 9 n/a n/a 0 356
2004 140 38 9 137 6 n/a n/a 0 330
2005 116 43 17 147 6 n/a n/a 0 329
2006 102 44 8 145 4 n/a n/a 0 303
2007 87 44 8 137 3 n/a n/a 0 279
2008 94 53 9 153 7 n/a n/a 0 316
2009 113 64 13 190 3 n/a n/a 0 383
2010 129 64 12 201 3 n/a n/a 0 409
2011 127 41 12 212 1 0 11 0 404
2012 149 41 9 201 2 0 16 0 418
2013 157 34 9 181 0 0 23 0 404
2014 166 30 7 175 0 0 31 0 409
2015 177 41 4 173 0 1 43 0 439
2016 168 43 7 171 0 1 36 0 426
2017 151 47 8 175 0 2 38 0 421
2018 156 55 6 185 1 2 41 0 446
2019 151 59 7 186 6 2 29 0 440
2020 146 67 6 190 6 1 27 0 443
2021 126 63 9 168 6 1 24 0 397
2022 143 73 6 143 6 0 24 0 395
2023 133 60 4 162 4 0 26 0 389

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 Garlough Environmental Magnet

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 435 27.7 15.7 8.5
1989 454 24.5 18.5 9.5
1990 485 28.8 16.8 11.8
1991 451 29.0 15.5 12.2
1992 439 29.3 14.9 11.8
1993 446 26.5 16.8 15.7
1994 444 27.4 16.2 16.2
1995 509 35.1 14.5 17.1
1996 509 35.1 14.5 17.1
1997 490 35.6 13.8 18.4
1998 353 n/a 0.0 19.3
1999 365 36.0 10.1 22.7
2000 379 30.2 12.5 34
2001 355 29.3 12.1 31.5
2002 356 29.8 11.9 53.1
2003 356 29.8 11.9 53.1
2004 330 27.4 12.0 60.9
2005 329 24.9 13.2 65.3
2006 303 22.3 13.6 66.7
2007 279 19.1 14.6 68.5
2008 316 22.6 14.0 74.4
2009 383 29.6 12.9 68.7
2010 409 27.7 14.7 68
2011 404 28.7 14.0 70
2012 418 31.3 13.3 65.6
2013 404 29.8 13.5 66.1
2014 409 29.5 13.8 59.4
2015 439 31.0 14.1 55.1
2016 426 32.0 13.3 58.9
2017 421 34.0 12.3 56.8
2018 446 35.8 12.4 57.6
2019 440 34.4 12.7 65.9
2020 443 33.0 13.4 62.5
2021 397 35.2 11.2 60.2
2022 395 41.5 9.5 54.2
2023 389 46.5 8.3 60.2

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 Garlough Environmental Magnet

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 435 27.7 15.7 8.5
1989 454 24.5 18.5 9.5
1990 485 28.8 16.8 11.8
1991 451 29.0 15.5 12.2
1992 439 29.3 14.9 11.8
1993 446 26.5 16.8 15.7
1994 444 27.4 16.2 16.2
1995 509 35.1 14.5 17.1
1996 509 35.1 14.5 17.1
1997 490 35.6 13.8 18.4
1998 353 n/a 0.0 19.3
1999 365 36.0 10.1 22.7
2000 379 30.2 12.5 34
2001 355 29.3 12.1 31.5
2002 356 29.8 11.9 53.1
2003 356 29.8 11.9 53.1
2004 330 27.4 12.0 60.9
2005 329 24.9 13.2 65.3
2006 303 22.3 13.6 66.7
2007 279 19.1 14.6 68.5
2008 316 22.6 14.0 74.4
2009 383 29.6 12.9 68.7
2010 409 27.7 14.7 68
2011 404 28.7 14.0 70
2012 418 31.3 13.3 65.6
2013 404 29.8 13.5 66.1
2014 409 29.5 13.8 59.4
2015 439 31.0 14.1 55.1
2016 426 32.0 13.3 58.9
2017 421 34.0 12.3 56.8
2018 446 35.8 12.4 57.6
2019 440 34.4 12.7 65.9
2020 443 33.0 13.4 62.5
2021 397 35.2 11.2 60.2
2022 395 41.5 9.5 54.2
2023 389 46.5 8.3 60.2

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 Garlough Environmental Magnet

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $14,036

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Garlough Environmental 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 700th of 870 Elementary schoolsRanks 640th of 845 Elementary schools
 4.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Math (Garlough Environmental Magnet)46.841.2
 5.7%
   3rd Grade Math (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)61.759.8
 1.9%
   3rd Grade Math (Minnesota)65.659.1
 6.5%
3rd Grade Reading (Garlough Environmental Magnet)40.537.1
 3.4%
   3rd Grade Reading (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)52.450.3
 2.1%
   3rd Grade Reading (Minnesota)54.647.4
 7.2%
4th Grade Math (Garlough Environmental Magnet)42.434.6
 7.8%
   4th Grade Math (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)67.761.9
 5.8%
   4th Grade Math (Minnesota)63.957.1
 6.8%
4th Grade Reading (Garlough Environmental Magnet)43.535.1
 8.4%
   4th Grade Reading (West St. Paul-Mendota Heights-Eagan)64.857.8
 7%
   4th Grade Reading (Minnesota)55.448.4
 7.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students440389
 11.6%
African American5960
 1.7%
American Indian64
 33.3%
Asian74
 42.9%
Hispanic186162
 12.9%
Pacific Islander20
 100%
White151133
 11.9%
Two or More Races2926
 10.3%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients65.9%60.2%
 5.8%


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Garlough Environmental Magnet ranks in the bottom 24.3% of Minnesota elementary schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 389 students attended Garlough Environmental Magnet.

Students who attend Garlough Environmental Magnet usually go on to attend:

High : Two Rivers High School

Students at Garlough Environmental Magnet are 42% Hispanic, 34% White, 15% African American, 7% Two or more races, 1% Asian, 1% American Indian.


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