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Southview Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 690 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2010

I cannot say enough good things about this school. We have two children who have attended it for the past 5 years and have been very pleased with the caring teachers and the many activities offered. Thanks to Rhonda Smith's amazing leadership, there is a real sense of community in the school. I feel so fortunate that our children attended this school. By the way, both of our children are in the Gifted and Talented program and have really found this program enjoyable as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

GO SOUTHVIEW STAFF! MY family and I moved here from 200+ miles away and felt very unwelcomed from another nearby school. When we toured Southview I can't tell you how much my family loved it, including our daughter. At least 5 teachers stopped to introduced themselves my daughter and I, realizing we were on a tour. I would reccomend Southview to anyone! Kudos to Rhonda Smith. You have a great school and a great staff to accompany it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2007

Principal Rhonda Smith has this school running like a well oiled machine - great test scores show it. There is literally no child that is left behind. From students with disabilities to gifted and talented, the staff here really cares. The PTO is very active and involved by the parents and school staff which allows it to be a great asset of the school in many ways. I would highly recommend this Elementary School.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

127 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

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 Students95%
Female98%
Male92%
Black91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male88%
Black67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant91%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
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

All Students79%
Female74%
Male85%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English66%
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

Math

All Students78%
Female80%
Male76%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male56%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English69%
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

Math

All Students62%
Female64%
Male58%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students70%
Female71%
Male67%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant64%
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 76% 74%
Black 9% 9%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian 5% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Rhonda Smith
Fax number
  • (952) 431-8377

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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