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Rum River Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 24, 2014

Just switched my son there from Hoover in Coon Rapids. We think Hoover was a much better school. My son is in special ed. I have not been impressed with communication or their knowledge of my son. He has appliances in his mouth from ortho treatments and they did not realize this until halfway through the year after I told them even though it was in his IEP info from his transfer. When I met with them for an IEP meeting I was not formally introduced. They welcomed me by asking, "You're not his mom are you?" I was referred to in third person most of the meeting. I do not care how new the school is, it is the staff that makes a school and I definitely regret my decision to switch schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2013

This school sets the standard for how a public education school should be. They provide amazing support to ensure that every student succeeds. The school is well appropriated and and the staff is extremely dedicated to the childrens education. 5 Stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2009

I have an education and private school background. This school has not only exceeded my expaections for my 5th grader, 3rd grader and 1st grader, it has alos redefined for me what a public education can be. You cannot pay any amount of money and do better for your children than Rum River.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2008

Rum River has been an excellent school for my children to attend. The specialization program allowed my fifth grader prepare for middle school. The teachers are positive and willing to work with the parents. I couldn't ask for a better learning environment than the one Rum River provides. I feel very fortunate to say my children attend such a wonderful school, with such competent staff.
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Posted March 31, 2008

My son attended Rum River from 1st thru 5th grades. He received an excellent education. The school is very clean, the entire staff is very helpful and friendly. The principal is right there with the staff helping out every day and always makes time to talk to you. Top notch school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2008

I have a third grade son and a kindergarten daughter at Rum River. We could not be more pleased with this school. The staff and administration are fantastic. Issues and concerns are quickly resolved. The teachers are wonderful. My children can't wait to go to school each day. Requests I've made for my children have been honored. I just can't say enough about how wonderful this school is. If you are looking to move to the Andover area, be sure to look for a home in Rum River's attendance area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2006

This is an incredible school and the principal really does care. most of the teachers are really involved individually with the children and parent involvement is high. The 'No Bullying' is strongly encouraged and the children are shown how to treat each other so when they are in junior high I can see a big difference in the way kids will be treated. Each child really feels special and they make them feel that way which leads to better grades, and more self confidence in the real world.
—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.

177 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

185 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

180 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students82%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students90%
Female87%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

164 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant87%

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-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

Math

All Students85%
Female80%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students80%
Female77%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students76%
Female67%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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 94% 73%
Black 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 18%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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16950 Verdin St NW
Andover, MN 55304
Phone: (763) 506-8200

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