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Countryside Elementary (leave a review)
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+1 (952) 848-4700

5701 Benton Ave S

Edina, Minnesota


About Countryside Elementary
Kindergarten - 5th Grade

Countryside Elementary is one of 12 schools in the Edina Public School District of Minnesota.

Classified as a regular school, it teaches pupils from Kindergarten to 5th Grade and has an enrolment of 588 students - compared to other schools in Minnesota, this is a relatively large school.

In recent years, the pupil population has remained static. Alongside this, the number of teachers has remained static over a similar timeframe.

The average teacher's salary is $69,131, which is higher than the Minnesota state average of $58,624.

Local Area
Students by Year Group
Federal Assistance

Title I eligible school

Targeted assistance program

Title I provides extra money to schools that have a large number of students from low income families. Roughly 50,000 schools receive money through Title I.

Free lunches


Reduced price lunches


The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides free and reduced price meals for students. In 2016, 30.4 million children received meals through the program.

Nearest Schools
School nameDistance
Highlands Elementary0.64 miles
Creek Valley Elementary0.97 miles
Normandale Elementary1.01 miles
Early Childhood Special Ed1.02 miles
Concord Elementary1.13 miles
Rankings within Minnesota
There are 2534 schools in Minnesota.
483rdlargest school
481sthighest number of FTE teachers
1696thlowest pupil-teacher ratio
343rdhighest average teaching salary
2031sthighest proportion of free lunch eligible pupils
1927thhighest proportion of reduced-price lunch eligible pupils
995thhighest diversity index
Student Ethnicity
EthnicityNumber of students
Two or more races23
Asian or Asian Pacific Islander55
American Indian or Aslaskan Native0
Hawaiian Native or Pacific Islander0

Out of 588 students, with a diversity index of 0.39

Minimum Instructional Days and Hours

Kindergarten: 2.6 hours

1st Grade - 5th Grade: 5.7 hours

Kindergarten: Unknown

1st Grade - 11th Grade: 165 days

12th Grade: Unknown

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