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Andover Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 26, 2011

This is an ok school. It is safe as far as having unfamiliar people in the school but NOT SAFE as far as mainstreaming kids with behavioral issues into the classroom. If your child is in a classroom where one of these students is - be careful! These kids can hit, punch, swear and it all gets looked past without much issue! Very scary for the rest of the young minds in the classroom! The teachers are not willing to give kids who are ahead in areas extra work or more difficult work. They want everyone in the classroom to "be on the same page". Not very challenging for the kids who have comprehended the same lesson week after week! The 7 out of 10 is accurate from what I have seen!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2010

Many parents rave about this school. I find it hit and miss with teachers, as you would with any public school. If a child is borderline special needs, they will choose to put them in the classroom and this is where the behavior issues come in. My child, for many years at this school, had children with social behavior issues mainstreamed in her class. This causes many classroom distractions. If your child is a self starter, enthusiastic about their education and can guide themselves through the education process, they will be fine. If your child has speech or social delays, you will be very pleased, as your child will have many out of room educational experiences. If your child is normal, they will easily fall through the cracks and could easily fall behind if you are not redoing all the days work at home every night.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2008

Our children have attended Andover for the past 5 years. We continue to be impressed by the commitment of the staff in helping our children learn in a fun way. There are so many great activities that get the kids excited about learning. Each February the entire school reads the same book for 'I Love to Read' month. This year it was Gooney Bird Greene. Our kids came home every night, eager to share the events of the day as they searched the building for a hidden Gooney Bird. They could hardly wait to dress like Gooney Bird and be a part of the all school read-a-thon at the end of the month. We were worried about our children attending such a large school. Those worries were unfounded. Andover Elementary is a top notch school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2007

Very disappointed. Was told what a great school. Curriculum is not what I expected thought it would be more structured in content, very vague. My child was not doing well and heard absolutely nothing from the teacher until the first conference two months after school started. Chose to remove child and sent to a private school within the district where student is excelling (5A's and 2 B's). It is a shame that the amount we pay at the private school is half of what the school district supposedly spends on each student but yet my student is getting a better education. Figure that one out school board!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2004

Such an awesome school! I have one special needs child, one average child, and one gifted child-they have all thrived at Andover Elementary! We are blessed to have had such wonderful teacher over the years!
—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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

242 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

220 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

243 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students86%
Female91%
Male83%
Black82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male81%
Black46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students89%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

237 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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

237 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 60% in 2013.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

253 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students86%
Female83%
Male88%
Black60%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities76%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male67%
Black30%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English71%
Non-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 Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black70%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male63%
Black60%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English70%
Non-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 Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Black64%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant87%

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Black46%
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students71%
Female67%
Male74%
Black46%
Asian40%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant71%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
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 17%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14950 Hanson Blvd NW
Andover, MN 55304
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