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Greenleaf Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 897 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2013

Greenleaf is an amazing school with stellar staff! My son has attended since Kindergarten and is approaching 3rd grade. He is also a child who needs advanced placement for some of his educational needs. They do exceptionally well to meet his needs. Additionally, student safety is priority number one! Communication is never lacking and I am notified well in advance of all important, pertinent information. We LOVE Greenleaf Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Had a great experience with the 3rd grade teacher and with the phys ed teacher. Otherwise, found Greenleaf principal to be lacking in leadership skills and either blind or unwilling to see the issues with some of her teachers. Found the staff who had been there for years to be set in their methods of teaching and unwilling to try new things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

I considered moving to this school from another school in the district. Met a site council rep. and that made my decision. Very unimpressed. Also, a lot of concerns over their class sizes. The school is very full. Professional, engaged principal but a school with some challenges, and unimpressed by the pompous nature of the site rep. Need to more carefully select the parents they want representing their school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

Greenleaf Elementary has great staff that are there to help the children excel, great families that pull together to raise money for the school and help make Greenleaf a very nurturing environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2012

Choose a different Apple Valley School clear free of Greenleaf Elementary. Can't say anything good in all seriousness. A very depressing place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

I've watched my nieces and my little cousins @ this school. The staff is amazing! The kids find it hard to leave at the end of the year, and the older kids who are now in Junior High and High School always search for an excuse to go back and visit their old teachers. Our family had a house fire (my nieces and cousins live with us) and the school accommodated us with special buses from December until the end of the year so that our kids wouldn't have to change schools.


Posted March 31, 2008

Wonderful experience at this school! Great teachers, creative curriculum, and a wonderful reputation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2004

Wonderful, one child through one still in. Teachers that care. A Principal that will get to know you without your child getting in trouble. A real community feel.
—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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

156 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

141 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

163 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students85%
Female91%
Male80%
Black71%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English88%
Not 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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English89%
Not 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%
Female88%
Male91%
Black77%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not 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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

157 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 71% in 2013.

149 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

148 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 60% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%
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 Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students55%
Female63%
Male48%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English66%
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 Students82%
Female78%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students66%
Female72%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asian54%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English71%
Not 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 Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students79%
Female73%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students66%
Female65%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English75%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 66% 73%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Black 9% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 4% 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 26%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Michelle Dekam Palmieri
Fax number
  • (952) 431-8274

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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13333 Galaxie Ave
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: (952) 431-8270

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