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Riverside Elementary School

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Posted August 25, 2014

Wonderful school, my kids love it and so do I we moved for 8 months to the Monticello school district due to my job, my kids missed Riverside and were so happy we moved back. The staff is wonderful and they have a phenomenal program for children with special needs. Proud to be a Riverside Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2012

MCA-II - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject from 2010 shows a drop of 20% over all test scores and dropping they are slightly below average at best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

notice how the last review was in 2007. this summer i read some reviews that didnt give this school 5 stars. those comments have been removed. hmm... now lets try again give this school a rating based on current test scores & stats... in 2006 i gave this school 5 stars, last couple yrs it has gone downhill fast. sorry this is my parental opinion.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

My son just finished kindergarten and my youngest starts kindergarten in the fall, I could not be happier with this school. The teachers are awesome, but more importantly, the principal is warm, responsive, and proactive. In a world that increasingly filters everything for political correctness, this school revels in the joy of childhood traditions that make being a kid a magical time. Halloween parades, not debates of cult undertones, Santa visiting the classroom, not striking 'Christmas' from their vocabulary, and the traditional Pledge of Allegiance, yes, with under god, in it. I didn't know it was said in school until my 6 year old was reciting it the other day while he played. I feel so lucky to have my kids in this school, and so lucky to have Mr. Aulie and Principal Engler in my corner, educating my kids. Yahoo!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

Quality is second to none. Teachers are fantastic with the kids. Atmosphere is terrific. This is one of those schools that people want to have their kid in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2005

I think that Riverside is a wonderful school. The academics are unquestionable first class. The teachers are great, very open, and forth coming about your childs progress and needs. I wouldn't hesitate about sending your child here. The families are good families! And we all know that friends are important! A++ school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

This is a wonderful school, full of wonderful teachers and great students. Two of my children attend Riverside and the education and love they recieve there is unbeatable.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students83%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students77%
Female82%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

101 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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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 Students81%
Female74%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
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 92% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Black 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
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 Leader's name
  • Cathy Engler
Fax number
  • (218) 454-6801

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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220 3rd St NW
Brainerd, MN 56401
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