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Normandale Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 29, 2014

NOT happy with NH!!! If you have a special needs child I would NOT reccomend this school!!! Principal Vollmuth would rather call the cops on your child if there's a problem than call you the parent. That's what he told me when he had an issue with my child... saying that he( principal) didn't want to have to call me, and next time he WILL call the cops if my child lays on the ground and won't get up. Then he told me I should discipline my child at home. To say the least I am very displeased!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2013

Had two kids go through this school finishing last year. Overall, it is a good school but it used to be excellent when Mr. Lee was there. The new leadership is not measuring up. If you have an average kid, things will be great because most of the teachers are great. But is you have a kid on either lower or higher end and need to deal with the principal, it is very difficult. He is trying very hard to be involved but falls short because he does not have a good judgement, etc.--you either have it or you don't. A lot of long term teachers left in the 5 year period after Mr. Lee left, which speaks volumes! He replaces them with great ones but then looses them. As a parent I did not feel listened to and I am sure teachers feel the same. Yet, it is still a good school, just disappointed since it was the best before.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2012

This School is a really great school . I'm Not a parent .. I am a former student. Even though I'm in 7th grade entering 8th grade .. I went to this school from k-4th .. The years I was at Normandale I've had a great experience .. I Had learn alot. The princeple is really caring and nice so is the teachers. If your looking for a elementary school in bloomington . Go to normandale you would have a great experience .. I'm a NH knight


Posted June 7, 2012

My daughter just finished the first grade at NH and it was a wonderful experience all around. I couldn't ask more from her teacher, she was nothing short of excellent. The principal is ALWAYS present and involved, he makes sure the students are safe, learning, and happy to be at school. The office staff always spoke to me like a friend or family member, the nurse is kind and always took appropriate measures and the cafeteria was always clean and lunch was served with a smile. A wonderful environment for elementary students and their families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

I disagree with the previous post. I love our current principle. Hes different from Mr Lee. He is all about the school, loves my kids and respectful. He's smart. I appreciate him and our teachers. We are not falling short, we have the most requested school in Bloomington. More people requested to be tranferred to NH when the territories changed than any Bloomington school. Most people I have talked to about schools in the area would agree with me. Great school, great teachers, lots of parent support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2011

My two daughters attended NH. One from kinder to fifth and the other from fourth to fifth. When Mr. Lee was the principal the school was excellent. There was a lot of structure, respect amongst staff, the children always came first. Since the new principal took over everything seems to have deteriorated. Good teachers are leaving/left and their replacements aren't measuring up. The demands on children to excel have fallen short. Although I wouldn't say that the school is awful I want more for my children, therefore, I won't be sending my youngest to NH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Normandale Hills is an award winning school with a variety of programs to meet student needs.


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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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students76%
Female74%
Male78%
Black47%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English81%
Not 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

Reading

All Students78%
Female79%
Male76%
Black46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English85%
Not 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 Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black54%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male78%
Black63%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students63%
Female77%
Male50%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant63%
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 Students79%
Female74%
Male81%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students58%
Female53%
Male60%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant58%
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 Students69%
Female66%
Male72%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students70%
Female65%
Male76%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students75%
Female67%
Male83%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%
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 58% 73%
Black 18% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 6% 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 34%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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