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Diamond Path Elementary School

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Posted January 21, 2013

Fantastic school! Leadership truly responds to children in a postive, proactive manner, the teachers are of the highest caliber, family involvement is encouraged and, most importantly, our children are receiving a top-rate education in a caring/compassionate environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I love my school very much, and I think it's great! I am in the 5th grade. Hey parents, if you're looking for a school, come to this one!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

My son has attended Diamond Path since kindergarten- he is a 4th grader now. We love it! He has had awesome supportive teachers every year. We have never had any big issues there and any small ones were addressed and 'fixed' in a timely manner. Also, he has the opportunity to learn a foreign language because it is a magnet school. He has loved learning Chinese as well as learning about the culture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2009

My child's experience at Diamond Path was not very good. There are caring teachers; however, I feel that the school's status as a Magnet school greatly diminished from the overall learning. The school is still, for the most part, an 'open-air' school with few classrooms. With the 'rotating' between the various language classes and other specialists, the children are distracted. Many parents are disatisfied with the school and the staff. There are good staff members; however, myself and other parents believe that they are not focused properly by the principal. On top of the 'classrooms' being open (no walls...a partion or two only), the classrooms are very small. The children in most classrooms sit at tables similar to those used in kindergarten classes...which is disruptive to the learning enviornment. Enroll your child in Scott Highlands if you have a choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2008

This is such a great school. Teachers are fantastic! This school involves parents in their child's education. They make you feel like it is a team effort! Art, music, and even gym classes provide an outlet for amazing creativity. It is now a School of International Studies so the kids are learning about global issues and also learning to speak Chinese or Spanish. They also have a fabulous gifted program. I also agree with everything the previous person wrote on their review.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2008

My child's experience at this elementary school has been excellent. The teachers are creative, caring and intelligent. There is a strong parent volunteer community which serves as a model for the students. The principal makes it a priority to know all of the students and their families. I'm fortunate to have found such a wonderful learning environment for my son.
—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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

138 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students87%
Female85%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners80%
Proficient in English88%
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

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
Black71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English80%
Non-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 Students89%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

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 Students76%
Female76%
Male76%
Black20%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students66%
Female74%
Male55%
Black30%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant66%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students63%
Female69%
Male55%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students68%
Female63%
Male74%
Black29%
Asian67%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students74%
Female83%
Male63%
Black50%
Asian56%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black29%
Asian63%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant62%
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 74% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 7% 9%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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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  • Lynn Hernandez
Fax number
  • (952) 423-7694

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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14455 Diamond Path
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: (952) 423-7695

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