September 10, 2015 is back-to-school day for St. Paul Public Schools students and parents are starting to think about which school is best for their children.
The Kris Lindahl Team understands that when shopping for a home, choosing the right school is not only important for the family, but for the future resale value of the home. Homes in close proximity to a quality school hold their values better than those near poorer performing schools. So, let’s get to know the schools in St. Paul. This month we shine the spotlight on St. Anthony Park Elementary School (SAP Elementary).
St. Paul Public Schools, teaches more than 39,000 students and administers 67 schools including 48 elementary schools, eight middle schools, seven high schools, three alternative schools and one special education school.
St. Anthony Park Elementary School serves 566 students in grade Kindergarten through 6. It has a student/teacher ratio of 18:1 and employs 29 full-time teachers. Children that graduate from the school go on to Murray Middle School and then Como Park Senior High School.
St. Anthony Park Elementary Test Scores
School ratings site GreatSchools.org gives St. Anthony nine stars out of a possible 10, while SchoolDigger.com awards it with four stars out of a possible five.
Last year, St. Anthony Park Elementary School ranked better than 88.7 percent of elementary schools in Minnesota. It also ranked 2nd among 39 ranked elementary schools in the St. Paul Public School District.
Also in 2014, 82.9 percent of SAP Elementary School’s eighth graders met the standard on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) math exams, while the state’s average was 71.8 percent and the district’s was 48.6 percent.
Students here excel in reading as well, with more than 81 percent meeting or exceeding the standard. The state’s overall percentage in reading was 58.1 while the district’s was far lower, at 41.
Where SAP Elementary students really excel, however, is in science, with almost 86 percent of them meeting or exceeding the state standard on the MCA-III exam. Only 36.6 percent of the district’s students met the standard and only 61.2 percent of the state’s students did the same.
Male students outnumber female students at SAP Elementary School, 53 percent to 47 percent respectively.
While the ethnic composition of students isn't quite as diverse as other schools, it has a proportionately large number of Asian students. They make up 9.2 percent of the student body. White students are in the majority at 67 percent. Black students make up 14 percent of the student body, Hispanics 5.8 percent and 2.8 percent of SAP Elementary students claim more than one race.
Saint Anthony Park Elementary School is located at 2180 Knapp St. in Saint Paul. You can reach the school by phone at (651) 293-8735.