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School Of Environmental Studies

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Posted June 30, 2014

This school is amazing! I have loved the time that my son has spent here and so proud of him for making the decision to attend. It has helped him in communication skills, leadership, personal goal setting, and understanding himself and community in a way that he would never have anywhere else. Thank you SES staff!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2014

This school is amazing, a dream come true. My teen went to Eagan high school and sad the teachers were burned out, the students didn't care, and it felt like a prison. Now she likes school and has interesting and inspired friends. The teachers are fantastic! Go see for yourself. It's a life changer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2014

I had three girls go through this school and the inductive learning environment is unique and a powerful lifelong experience that will put them ahead of those who have only read about what they did.
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Posted April 2, 2014

We can't rave enough about SES. This school rocks! Our daughter joined this year and is immersed in an amazing learning environment. Don't be fooled by the name - yes, the curriculum does weave in environmental themes, but there's a heavy, heavy focus on academics, science, math, the arts, as well as the skills needed for college work ethic. SES consistently scores in the top two HS's in district in State and ACT scores. Great place - check out the website.
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Posted December 4, 2010

SES did an amazing job at preparing me for college, graduate school and the real world. I feel that I perform above average in essay and research paper writing, have valuable time management skills and can read and analyze a book at the level of most of my college professors. Most of the teachers at this school are above average and put their personal time into helping students reach their full potential. The respect that the students and teachers share is incredible. I would not be the person I am today without SES.
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Posted September 16, 2009

Both of my children graduated from this fine school which did a great job of preparing them for post-graduate education. It has a personalized teaching style wherein each student is encouraged to learn in a welcoming environment.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 52% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

All Students57%
Female56%
Male60%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%
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 66% in 2013.

212 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female67%
Male74%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant69%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 90% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Two or more races 1% 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 10%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: (952) 431-8750

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