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Cedar Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 671 students

 

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Posted October 28, 2012

The school is very caring and interested in the children. My grandson loves this school and they have wonderful teaching methods and classes. I wish more schools were like this school.


Posted April 24, 2010

Cedar Park is a school where every child is welcome, and each child is valued as a learner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2009

Cedar Park is a great school, lovely teachers great educations and learning oppritunities my child has been going there for 4 years. She Loves it! theres before and after school care and everything you could ever imagine!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

Since Cedar Park is now a magnet school, it has turned awesome! Kids in kindergarten are doing field studies, kids are teleconferencing with NASA, using laptops and smartboards in all the classrooms. It is a small school with a lot of classes but the technology now makes up for that. These kids need the science, technology, engineering that is being focused on at this school. Love the teachers my son has had as well
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2003

Cedar Park Elementary in Apple Valley has proven, over a four year period, to be an excellent educational and social experience for my son. Overall, I would rate the school -- B+ to A- I have been most impressed with the quality of the teachers and their ability to work with an extensively diverse student population. Although there have been a few bumps along the way for my son, he has always made progress. Each teacher has stepped up to the plate to ameliorate the difficult circumstances. As a parent, I have been most impressed with his 5th grade educational development. Also, parent-involvement is absolutely necessary to make the difference in achieving the highest and most beneficial educational result. All teachers have embraced and encouraged parent involvement. I also feel that the administration at Cedar Park Elementary has gone to great lengths to make the school a 'safe' environment for the students. As a parent, I am quite confident that my son will not be experiencing or participating in any detrimental events. If I must select one area that can be impoved at Cedar Park Elementary -- it would be be with the school's general facilities. However, this is an issue of available 'money' for such improvements. The administration might consider, if the district office will allow it, to initiate a capital campaign to raise funds for improvement of the physical structure and its amenities.


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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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

90 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students77%
Female78%
Male77%
Black83%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English84%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male74%
Black88%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant79%
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%
Female73%
Male82%
Black69%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students72%
Female68%
Male76%
Black69%
Asian73%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male57%
Black62%
Asian53%
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant61%
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 Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Black57%
Asian92%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students55%
Female61%
Male50%
Black39%
Asian85%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant55%
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 Students55%
Female52%
Male58%
Black23%
Asian88%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male73%
Black59%
Asian81%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students67%
Female63%
Male69%
Black55%
Asian88%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%
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 47% 73%
Black 20% 9%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Two or more races 4% 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 47%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • John Garcia
Fax number
  • (952) 431-8365

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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Apple Valley, MN 55124
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