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Washburn Elementary School

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Posted October 25, 2013

Washburn Elementary is not the newest school in town but they're very up to date in all things academic. My grandson has been here since first grade and absolutely loves it. Every day is a great day, he says, and he wakes up eager to go again. That really speaks well for the teachers and the way the school is run. The kids, for the most part, seem to get along well and enjoy each other. I haven't seen or heard of any rough stuff going on among the kids and any bullying is soon stopped so it's very safe an nurturing to be there. My grandson comments that teachers he's never had say hi to him in the halls and he likes that. I hope that Washburn can win the $5000 prize because they'll put it to good use for everyone. Even the best of schools can use some upgrades, and I'll bet they have a wish list. Thank you for considering Washburn in your contest. They surely deserve it.


Posted August 12, 2013

This was one of the best elementary school I have ever been to. There is a lot of really great kids there, and it was super fun. My sister cant wait to go back! It is a lot better than Oak Grove Elementary because at OGE there was a lot of bad stuff there.


Posted August 12, 2013

This School is THE BEST my sister said. He said there is a lot of Good people and teachers. Thank to them he has made some good friends!


Posted October 9, 2009

We do such creative things to meet the needs of our students and their families!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

My daughter just finished first grade at Washburn, and she had a wonderful time there. We are very pleased with her progress and with the school. It has small class sizes, lots of parent involvements, great diversity, and wonderful communications between parents, teachers, and students. Overall, a great school, and we are happy with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

My family lives in Lakeville and commutes to Washburn elementary because it is close to my work I love the school and its teachers. My duaghter gets such great one on one time and encouragement from the teachers and staff at Wasburn from the time you drop her offin the morning there are a staff of people waiting outside in all kinds of weather opening your door and greeting your child at the curbside to make sure they get in safely they call them by name and always make you feel conforted to drop them off the same thing at pick up time They also have a open door policy when it comes to being able to come in and talk to the teachers , you just check in and go on down if you need to chat with any of the washburn staff or teachers . overall great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Both of my daughters go to Washburn Elementary an they both really enjoy going everyday. The Teachers are very committed to communication with parents. Parents are able to either call or stop in and speak with the teachers. Both my children have recieved high praise from all their teachers and they have always worked with me one on one and the students, whether it's keeping them challenged or on areas of concern. Every year I have been very impressed with the teachers. The ciriclum is nice because at the begining of the year they spend time on going over what they learned at the end of the previous year and then build up from there. Sincerely, A Greatful Mother
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%

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 77% in 2010.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
67%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students70%
Female78%
Male63%
Black71%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant70%
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 Students62%
Female66%
Male59%
Black67%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant62%
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%
Female88%
Male77%
Black71%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English88%
Not 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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students57%
Female70%
Male43%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students57%
Female67%
Male46%
Black79%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant57%
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 Students57%
Female68%
Male45%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male40%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant52%
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 Students59%
Female63%
Male56%
Black50%
Asian67%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students61%
Female72%
Male50%
Black75%
Asian42%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant61%

Science

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black58%
Asian50%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English67%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 37% 73%
Hispanic 24% 7%
Black 22% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Two or more races 7% 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 58%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Jon Millerhagen
Fax number
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Bloomington, MN 55431
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