Duluth School Spotlight: Congdon Park Elementary

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Monday, July 13th, 2015 at 10:32am.

Sure, we’re smack dab in the middle of a gorgeous Duluth summer, but next month we’ll start thinking about September 8, the first day of school for our kids.

Duluth Public Schools, ISD 709, teaches more than 10,000 with 9 elementary schools, two middle schools and two high schools.

The Kris Lindahl Team understands that when parents of school-age children shop for a home, knowing all they can about the local school districts is important. Even those without children should consider buying a home in close proximity to a quality school as these homes tend to hold their values better than homes near poor-performing schools.

This month we’re featuring Congdon Park Elementary School, located near the shores of Lake Superior in east Duluth. The school serves 533 students with a student/teacher ratio of 21.6 to 1, which is a bit high for the district.

This hasn’t stopped the school from achieving Blue Ribbon status, however.

Special Programs

Congdon Park features a remodeled media lab and computer center and science labs. The school also offers comprehensive educational programs for students with disabilities.

Congdon Park Test Scores

School ratings website SchoolDigger.com gives Congdon Park its highest award, 5 out of 5 stars, while GreatSchools.org awards it nine out of a possible 10 stars.

In 2014, Congdon Park ranked better than 96.7 percent of elementary schools in Minnesota and first in the district.

Also in 2014, 71 percent of Congdon’s fifth grade science students met or exceeded the standard on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series II (MCA-III). The state average is 46 percent.

Furthermore, 87.1 percent of Congdon Park Elementary 5th grade students met the state standard in math, compared to only 61.8 percent of students statewide.

Congdon Park Elementary School is located at 3116 East Superior St. in Duluth. You can reach the school by phone at (218) 336-8825.



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