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Valley View Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 578 students

 

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Posted May 23, 2013

I have worked as a substitute teacher at this school over the past year. The students are fine, but even though I've never had an issue at this school as far as my work or student behavior was concerned, I've been treated in a dismissive, unfriendly and rude manner by the assistant principal at this site. I am on leave from another district this year while I attend graduate school in a related field. I chose to sub at this site because I have an ESL, Bilingual (Span/Eng), and Elem license) and this site has a lot of ESL and Spanish-speaking students. I have almost 20 years of experience in urban settings. You'd think this site, which has many absence posting, would appreciate the experience and expertise, but instead I've encountered a very unwelcoming and unsupportive environment, especially apparent in the behavior of the AP. Most of the teachers here are beginning teachers, white, suburban Minnesota and most I've observed (with the exception of the awesome specialists) are very average able to teach only canned Everyday Math/Making Meaning curriculum. .not the people you want to hire to close an achievement gap. Note to AP: Guest teachers are stakeholders.
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Posted September 4, 2004

My son went to Valley View for his kindergarten year. I believe it to be an excellent school. They worked with him on some speech problems. He was learning to read the first half of the year. They attended art, music, gym and a computer class each once a week. Kindergarten was held all day which i believe to be more beneficial than half days. His teacher was also great. Taught morals and respect in the class. Weekly sheets were sent home letting parents know exactly what they were learning. The school was full of different races of children which I believe to be important for children to grow up around. I would have kept him in the same school but we moved out of state, only wishing I could find a comparable school in our new town.
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

114 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male60%
Black75%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant65%
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 Students61%
Female71%
Male52%
Black62%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male58%
Black52%
Hispanic52%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant56%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
21%
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 Students49%
Female35%
Male63%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students36%
Female29%
Male42%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant36%
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 Students46%
Female43%
Male49%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students33%
Female30%
Male35%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant33%
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 Students33%
Female29%
Male37%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant33%

Reading

All Students45%
Female56%
Male33%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students25%
Female28%
Male23%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant25%
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
Hispanic 36% 7%
Black 32% 9%
White 15% 74%
Asian 12% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Andrew Kubas
Fax number
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