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University Elementary School

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Posted February 11, 2014

Terrible, i can't wait to transfer my daughter to another school. BAD TEACHERS, STAY AWAY,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

The teachers here are wonderful!
—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 83% in 2010.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

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 Students59%
Female71%
Male45%
Black43%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant59%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant66%
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 Students76%
Female77%
Male74%
Black79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant76%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
42%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
Black24%
Asian60%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students46%
Female45%
Male47%
Black20%
Asian30%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students61%
Female61%
Male59%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners63%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students40%
Female45%
Male32%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant40%
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%
Female55%
Male68%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students56%
Female51%
Male60%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant56%

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 73%
Black 16% 9%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 60%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Anissa Cravens
Fax number
  • (763) 506-4503

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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9901 University Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55434
Phone: (763) 506-4500

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