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Jefferson Elementary School

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Posted May 16, 2014

This is a Title I school and unfortunately 35 - 40% of students must be deemed as having some type of issue i.e. poor, ADHD, autistic, or some type of learning disability so the school can receive additional funding to spend as they see fit. It is not about your child and what they need, it's about getting kids under that 'umbrella'. Very sad state of affairs here that a lot of parents don't understand. Parents of any child that does not fit the mold will be prodded into some type of learning disability or behavioral diagnosis to benefit the school and / or school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2013

I love this school! Both of my boys have had great teachers for the last 3 years. Mrs. Ariola one of the first grade teachers is the best teacher either of my boys has ever had. She worked with my husband and I to get our son excited about reading and to keep him focused in class. It is great when the teachers listen to the parents concerns and we work together. I volunteer a lot and unfortunately too many parent don't do their part.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

Worst school ever, my son had some very bad experiences at this school, he hated going to school. too many bulies teachers don't care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2011

I encourage parents to eat lunch with their children at Jefferson and see that you do not have enough time to eat lunch in a healthy manner I sat down with my child at 11:00am and at 11:02am the lunch (sargeant) was yelling in the lunchroom" we are on a tight schedule and you have to hurry up and eat because at 11:07am you need to be quiet." Other than this problem I think Jefferson is an excellent school. P.S all six students I asked,( 2 girls and 4 boys) agreed that they would like more time and passed on the info to Principal Byers today 1-28-11
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2010

This school has a lot going for it. The teachers really seem to care about their students. This has been the case for all three of mine, even when the teacher and I didn't always see eye to eye. Additionally, their extra curricular activities and events have had a very positive influence on the kids at the school. This is not a surprise when you look at studies about the effects of physical exercise, music, and art has on students. Additionally, some of these fun activities that the kids like bring in much needed funds for the school. An important component that is lagging in the schools today. Furthermore, these activities don't distract from the education of the students. This goes for the advanced student, the special ed student, and everyone in between.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2010

i love this skool and i think the teachers are really nice here and im sad cuz its my last year and if you think the teachers are mean, their not they just want u to learn what their teaching you


Posted March 2, 2010

The teachers are fine. However the administration is more concerned with publicity for her running club and Jefferson Jaunt. These extra curricular activities are just that. What about reading, math, writing and other subjects?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2010

Staff is unhappy with each other, kids are treated negatively,really sad
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

This school has been successful at providing a safe and enjoyable learning environment for my children. They have flourished in developing literary and math skills and have always enjoyed their teachers. The faculty has been organized and committed to growth through out the full spectrum of abilites and learning styles (ex. guided reading groups).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2009

This school does not focus on reading and lets kids slip through the cracks. The principal, Ms. Pavlovich, seems to be more interested in being the 'boss' and furtherings her own career than in the best interest of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

The school was okay.I had a daughter go there 1-5 grade and a son who started in kindergarten and is now in 4 grade.Mrs.Parks was the best teacher ever!she helped my daughter so much in grade 5!we loved her!some of the other teachers are good too,but there are just too many kids in a class.The teachers really try though.This school is pretty good!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2007

This schools staff does not care about the students needs!
—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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

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 77% in 2010.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students84%
Female87%
Male82%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant84%
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%
Female76%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English82%
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 Students81%
Female78%
Male84%
Black73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant81%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

126 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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students84%
Female80%
Male86%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students62%
Female63%
Male61%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners36%
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

Math

All Students86%
Female80%
Male91%
Black87%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners82%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students53%
Female55%
Male52%
Black47%
Asian43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant53%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male66%
Black43%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students65%
Female72%
Male61%
Black57%
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students61%
Female58%
Male63%
Black39%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English68%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 73%
Black 10% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 36%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Marcia Beyer
Fax number
  • (763) 506-2903

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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11331 Jefferson St NE
Blaine, MN 55434
Phone: (763) 506-2900

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