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Valentine Hills Elementary School

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Posted February 6, 2014

Our daughters attended VH in the mid nineties. They received an excellent education there, as well at Highview and Mounds View. At the University of Minnesota, here, they found themselves better prepared for their courses than most of their peers. They both entered science based careers. One is a food scientist with General Mills and the the other us a quality engineer with Boston Scien Htific. No school is perfect and our gi rls are not geniuses. Just regular kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2011

My son has attended VHES for kindergarten and first grade, and we have been extremely pleased with his teachers, quality of instruction and supportive school community. The principal does an excellent job of fostering a positive academic environment. Our son's teachers have done an excellent job of providing enrichment opportunities in areas where he excels, and we appreciate that the school is ethnically and economically diverse. There are two areas in which I believe Mounds View schools are lacking: world language and social studies instruction in the lower grades. They do begin Spanish instruction in the fourth grade, but it is at such a minimal frequency as to be barely useful. VHES is not our neighborhood school, but we chose to send our son there after touring several area schools - both in the Mounds View district and in neighboring districts. While it is quite convenient to my husband's workplace, it is also the school that we felt would do the best job of meeting our child's needs.
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Posted August 8, 2011

Valentine Hills staff and administration have been extremely supportive of our family. We recently moved to the area and our 2nd grader had a tough time adjusting. The principal as well as his teachers met with us on several occasions in order to create the best solution for our family. By the end of the year he had adjusted and is now making excellent progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2010

My son lost all of 2nd grade at Valentine hills. Kindergarten and 1st grade he had great teachers but because he ended up with a bad teacher in 2nd grade all education was lost to him. Unfortunately, the admin staff were not supportive when we asked for help. New school and new year, hoping and trying to catch up now in 3rd grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

Both my kids love this school because the teachers really try to help them understand the materials and excel. My daughter and son's math skills and reading skills have excelled since they have transfered to Valentine Hills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

amazing school with excellent staff. beautiful neighborhoods surrounding. near to parks lakes colleges. somewhat diverse student body
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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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
51%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Black50%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant80%
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 Students71%
Female83%
Male62%
Black42%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant71%
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 Students74%
Female72%
Male77%
Black50%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

108 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 60% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students53%
Female59%
Male47%
Black33%
Asian53%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students49%
Female60%
Male38%
Black33%
Asian64%
Hispanic6%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant49%
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 Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners13%
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 Students56%
Female66%
Male46%
Black16%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male63%
Black37%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students59%
Female61%
Male58%
Black16%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant59%
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 61% 73%
Black 13% 9%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 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 42%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Nathan Flansburg
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1770 County Rd E2 West
Arden Hills, MN 55112
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