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Franklin Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 488 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2014

Franklin is fantastic! Their teachers are caring, creative and welcoming. The principal does a fantastic job. It is a nice school located in downtown Anoka.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

All three of my children attended Franklin. They had some of the best teachers I have ever met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2007

Franklin has an aura of purity and value that has been tainted by State evaluations of numbers/scores that (in my opinion) skews the wholesome benefit it provides its students, teachers, parents, and the Anoka Community. Pure scholastic achievement does not a whole person make. Granted that learning velocity is important (vs. stagnancy), but if you look at the whole entity, from classroom to lunchroom, every staff member is dedicated to enriching your child's life. I've had two daughters pass through each grade, and they (despite my input) turned out to be phenominal students, valuable members of the community, and pleasant individuals to be around. Franklin is an excellent institution and it works! Kudos to Mrs. Spindler for keeping the tradition going.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

Frankin is an awesome school. The staff knows all the children by first name (even if they are not your child's teacher.) They really do care about your child. My daughter is in 1st grade and 2nd year at Franklin. They have a reward system for the younger grades to help them excel. If they have a good day then they have a Green Day. If they had a little problem not wanting to participate, ect. they have a Yellow Day. If they have a really really bad day they are put on Red. Their goal is to have an awesome day which is Purple. I have never seen any reward system in other schools but it goes to show how effective it is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2004

A great school with great spirit! Our daughter has attended since first grade and is currently in 4th grade. The teachers and staff are excellent. If Franklin went private tomorrow, I would ask how much tuition was!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

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 Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black62%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant77%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male67%
Black64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant69%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English85%
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
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

All Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students59%
Female61%
Male56%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant59%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male70%
Black62%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male51%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant59%
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 Students45%
Female36%
Male51%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students56%
Female58%
Male55%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant58%

Science

All Students54%
Female47%
Male60%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant56%
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 69% 73%
Black 12% 9%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 55%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Vickie Spindler
Fax number
  • (763) 506-2603

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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215 West Main St
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 506-2600

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