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Northport Elementary School

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Posted August 26, 2014

Last year we moved to MN in time for my son to start Kindergarten. The first day of school he got hit in the face, punched in the belly, had his ears plucked & punched in between the eyes. I called the teacher, principal & even talked to the bus driver. 2weeks later he still had physical signs were he was hit & since nothing had been done I went to the school to talk to the principal, she wouldn't even see me!She pushed me off on a substitute principle who was filling in for the AP. The bullying never stopped, they never did anything about it until my son hit back & then I got a phone call that my son had been in a fight. Children would steal his lunch, his gloves, his hats, and anything they could get their hands on. He would come home on the days they didn't take his hat and he would have it pulled down so far he could barely see to walk because they had pulled his ears till they were red. He would tell me about things that happened on the playground & how he cried, etc. I even had a staff member tell me they had to bring in an extra kindergarten teacher bc they had so many bad kids&that's why my son was moved classes four times! Not to mention they lost him at least4 times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2014

My children have been in Northport for 4 years.My son had a kindergarten teacher that bullied him so bad he hated school & the only option I had to help him was to have him evaluated by the school to label him "special needs/ADD" for the school to offer him help from the teacher and his unsafe/billing bussing situation.My daughter has has been bullied so bad that she has developed sever emotional issues that has affected her grades & outlook on school.At first I felt like it was me as a parent but I have over the years realized that its the school & the only thing I have done wrong is keep them their.They tried a "sit down" with the students to make the bulling better & then these girls formed a gang against my daughter & on video she was attacked 5 or more times by different girls who also worked together as witnesses saying she did things to get her in trouble & when she needed the staff the most they didn't listen to her, instead they wrote her up.I have talked to parents in my neighborhood who pulled their kids out of this school for this same reason & now drive their kids to school for them to get the safe education they deserve & I recommend you to do the same!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2014

So far the bus driver is only the one I find genuine. The teacher calls and complains to me most of the time than trying to work things out for my girl on the first week of her day there. We moved from a good school with great teachers to this one. A teacher here made my child feel like she is miserable and supposedly blame it on me. Since my child got here she hated this school and tells me that people there call her names. A friend of hers got bully to the extreme. I don't even know if she did something educational everyday cause her works only pile up at the end of the week and it matches up to what she would do in two days compare to her old school. I am not a happy camper here. I use to know the princepal and she is one kind lady. Besides that I don't know.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2011

I have had my own issues trying to get my child the curriculum she needs and they can't keep her busy. My friend just moved here from a smaller population and her 4th grader has been bullied to the most extreme level, all they do is have the kids have "a sitdown" like that really works they have a real kids will be kids attitude and it is causing severe emotional harm. These bullies have gone so far as to push her down in a creek in 35 degree weather.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2011

I love this school, very great staff and family orianted. I love the programs the school offers and my kids love it as well
—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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
58%

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 77% in 2010.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

98 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
9%

2010

 
 
16%
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 Students69%
Female70%
Male67%
Black76%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant69%
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 Students44%
Female48%
Male40%
Black40%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant44%
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 Students43%
Female49%
Male34%
Black38%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant43%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

93 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 71% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

83 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 60% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
19%
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 Students44%
Female44%
Male45%
Black40%
Asian53%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant44%

Reading

All Students31%
Female38%
Male23%
Black27%
Asian24%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners26%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Black30%
Asian57%
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students22%
Female32%
Male13%
Black25%
Asian29%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English28%
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 Students16%
Female22%
Male11%
Black15%
Asian28%
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities16%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant16%

Reading

All Students28%
Female30%
Male26%
Black27%
Asian39%
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant28%

Science

All Students14%
Female19%
Male10%
Black9%
Asian22%
Hispanic6%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged9%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities15%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English19%
Not migrant14%
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 34% 9%
Hispanic 28% 7%
White 16% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 6%
Two or more races 5% 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 79%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Patrick Smith
Fax number
  • (763) 504-7809

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5421 Brooklyn Blvd
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