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Garden City Elementary School

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Posted April 24, 2010

This is an awesome school because all the staff knows and cares about each child! Including the kitchen and custodial staff! The other thing that is exceptional about Garden City it that it is very multicultural. I love that my kids are growing up in a little United Nations atmosphere. There are many ethnic groups represented in the school and they are all respected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

I would have to agree with the comment that was made about this school. I have found that I have had to teach my kids at home because they are either bored at school or that they will not teach them certain things because it is not for their particular grade level. A lot more times is spent on concentrating on the students who are non-english speaking and the other students get left out. I would have to say that the new principal is more active with the school and the students. A very big improvement over last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2007

My daughter attended kindergarten at this school, and know for first grade we moved to the Bloomington school district, since this was my first child I did not know exactly what to except but know I see the huge difference I would never move back to this area ever again I really learned how much your child is not being taught at this school the principal was never at any of the meetings like she was suppose to be and my daughters teacher was the worst I have ever seen, I visited the school for a day and the children were constantly interrupted during lunch with having to put there hands in the air and given check marks if they didn t do this while they were suppose to be eating. overall my child did not learn much and the curriculum is way behind.
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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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
7%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male52%
Black42%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant54%
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 Students46%
Female53%
Male42%
Black43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant46%
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 Students37%
Female35%
Male39%
Black27%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant37%
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 Students58%
Female46%
Male73%
Black63%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant58%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
12%
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 57% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%
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%
Female49%
Male50%
Black49%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students22%
Female21%
Male23%
Black21%
Asian25%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant22%
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 Students63%
Female61%
Male67%
Black48%
Asian79%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students31%
Female36%
Male24%
Black24%
Asian50%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant31%
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 Students45%
Female46%
Male46%
Black29%
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students32%
Female29%
Male35%
Black29%
Asian23%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant32%

Science

All Students18%
Female0%
Male32%
Black9%
Asian21%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English21%
Not migrant18%
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 Students26%
Female17%
Male35%
Black15%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant26%

Reading

All Students24%
Female18%
Male29%
Black5%
Asian33%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged23%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English28%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant24%
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
Black 43% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 27% 6%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Two or more races 6% 2%
White 6% 73%
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 79%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Todd Tischer
Fax number
  • (763) 549-2360

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3501 65th Ave North
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429
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