Duluth School Spotlight: Stowe Elementary School

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 at 2:50pm.

With back-to-school time upon us, our thoughts are turning to getting what’s needed to get our kids off to a good start in Duluth schools. This month, the Kris Lindahl Team salutes Stowe Elementary School, located in southern Duluth.

Stowe serves 366 students in grades K through 5 with a staff of 17 full-time teachers. The student/teacher ratio at Stowe is 21:1.

Special Programs

As with all Duluth public schools, Stowe Elementary offers:

  • Free All Day, Every Day Kindergarten
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Advanced academic opportunities
  • Guidance and support to help students learn responsibility, citizenship and respect
  • Parent and community partnerships to support education

Stowe also features a media center, clubs and after-school programs.

Stowe Ratings and Test Scores

School ratings website SchoolDigger.com gives Stowe one star out of a possible five and ranks it at 615th of 806 Minnesota public elementary schools. GreatSchools.org awards Stowe three out of a possible 10 stars.

Parents praise the school for its friendly staff and the welcoming environment it provides to parents.

Although the school’s fifth graders improved their scores on the math portion of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series II (MCA-III), in 2015 they lagged both the district and the state. Just a bit more than 48 percent of Stowe’s fifth graders met or exceeded the state’s standard for math, while 64.6 of the district’s students and 59.7 of the state’s met or exceeded them.

These same fifth grade students fare better on the reading portion but still fell short of the district and state averages.

Stowe Elementary School is located at 715 101st Ave West in Duluth. Reach the school by phone at (218) 336-8965


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