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Adrian Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 287 students

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Posted April 1, 2009

Adrian Elementary is a great place for children to learn and adults to work. The staff that work at AES are child focused and work very hard to provide a high quality educational experience for the students. The Board of Education is very supportive of maintaining a great school, and provides the resources that the principal and teachers need to provide this quality educational experience. Most importantly, the students strive for excellence, and parents support the school in an exceptional manner.

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Posted August 6, 2007

Adrian elementary school is very structured and the students know what is expected of them. The school works very hard academically but also encourages students to learn about character and how to treat other people. The teachers are very good, but the morale among the teachers seems to be low. The school is small and in a farming town. The Principal Mr. Loftuss is a very caring man. He knows all of his students and takes care of parents concerns ASAP. He would do more for his school if his hands were not tied. I think he should praise his staff more and bring the teacher morale up a few notches. A few teachers to be recognized for their hard work would be Mrs. Faber, she is very organized and pushes her students to do their best.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

38 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
73%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

35 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
40%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students78%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students78%
Female86%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant84%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students68%
Female76%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant68%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students51%
Female47%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students75%
Female90%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 73%
Hispanic 8% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Made Adequate Yearly Progress (2009)
  • Made Adequate Yearly Progress (2008)
  • Made Adequate Yearly Progress (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:10
School end time
  • 3:20
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Russell Lofthus
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (507) 483-2461

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Dance

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

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Parent involvement
  • Parents are invited to school several times a year for a variety of reasons. our fall festival and spring academic achievement night create an excellent opportunity for our families to gather at school and have a fun time together.
More from this school
  • *We have a comprehensive preschool program for children ages 3-5. *We offer all day everyday kindergarten. *New school built in 2000. *Highly trained child centered staff. *Notified by Minnesota Department of Education in July 06 that our school is one of only twenty-two outperforming schools in Minnesota in Language Arts and Mathematics. *The principal was selected as the recipient of the 2009 Minnesota Elementary School Division Leadership Achievement Award.
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