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Earle Brown Elementary School

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Posted August 3, 2013

My daughter will be in 3rd grade this fall and has been attending Earle Brown since Preschool. We have thrilled with our experience at Earle Brown. The teachers are great, the building is great and my daughter loves being there. I have done at lot of volunteering at the school and I would recommend that to other parents as well, it is a great way to feel connected to the great things going on there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2013

Our kids love this school because of the great teachers and staff. There is great energy in the staff. The building is safe and new. The food is homemade and delicious. We really enjoy everything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

I can't be more than happy with the experience my son has had in Kindergarten. I feel that his teachers and staff are really dedicated to their jobs and the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2010

We switched my son from another magnet school during 1st grade because he was not being challenged and his grades and behavior were starting to decline. ALL OF THAT CHANGED WHEN WE STARTED AT EARLE BROWN. From the very first day, he was our happy, engaged little boy again! His teacher is fantastic, the kids were excited to have him and made him feel welcome, and he LOVES going to school. When he needs more of a challenge, I tell his teacher and she immediately responds. He is now doing 2nd and 3rd grade work while still in 1st grade, and is excited to learn and more and more strongly develop the personal attributes the IB Program encourages. We love that he some of his weekly Specials are Spanish and Research, plus and some pretty amazing field trips. We have NO REGRETS about switching schools. WE LOVE EARLE BROWN!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

Th teacher and students are dedicated and understand/ connect with each other well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

We opened enrolled both of our children at Earle Brown and have been more than pleased with the learing experience they have had to this point. We have been blessed with AMAZING teachers. The only issues I have had have been regarding discipline or handling of an issue by the Dean. As someone else that submitted a review said, the neighborhood is of no concern - I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2009

Our daughter attended Earle Brown for Kindergarten this year through the NW Suburban magnet enrollment program and we couldn't have been more pleased with her first year of school. The teachers and staff are involved and know each and every student. The IB program provides a multi-dimensional learning experience that has been fantastic. Our child has been exposed to sign language, Spanish, music, different cultural celebrations, alongside the regular math, science, reading one would expect. She's also learned to think outside of the box and to look at the impacts around her of what she does. Highly recommend this school and we look forward to next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

The Principle is very involved and seems to genuinely care about the welfare of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

Having My daughter at Earle Brown, has been a wonderful expirience, She is being praised and encouraged to learn new things
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

During my daughter's first day of Kindergarten, I was so nervous seeing the shuffle of students and staff members. I feared she'd get lost amongst the people and wouldn't know where she is. I feared she wouldn't make it home on the bus and that she won't remember where she's supposed to arrive. All my fears were laid to rest with the staff including her teacher! They are so calming, understanding, and kind. My fears for my daughter's first day of school vanished. There's nobody else I'd trust her to. The staff is very involved in caring for the children's well being. Even the PRINCIPLE was out directing and guiding the chaos of the first day of school. Not even the first day, he's out there everyday. He doesn't hide out in his office tracking who's in and who's not. I am a proud parent of EARLE BROWN elementary students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

We open enrolled our son at Earle Brown from a much more affluent and less diverse area because we wanted him to experience the richness of being educated with students from cultures other than our own. The teachers here are great - very creative and enthusiastic. Our son has special needs but also is a high ability learner so he's quite the challenge but they LOVE him there and have had great ideas for how to enrich his curriculum while making adaptations for his disabilities. I didn't even have to ask!! They did it because they saw the need. When you walk down the hallways of a school and everyone is smiling (those who work there as well as those who attend there), you know something is right in the school. Don't let the test scores or the neighborhood fool you. This is an awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2007

this is the best school I love it it is sooooooo cool
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2007

I love this school. I have three grandkids going to Earl Brown and am very pleased with this school from the person standing at the door to the lunch people to the office staff to the principal all the way to the teachers I have been privileged to work with. I love this place!! I am grateful for the standards they set for student performance and personal development.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

Great academics and staff. More of the parents need to be involved and more extracurricular activities should be offered. Many of the children are English language learners which makes the test scores appear lower but don't let that fool you. It's a great school. People are proud of it! I would like the children to be disciplined even more though. I think uniforms would be a good idea. I also think that there should be a stronger emphasis on manners proper etiquette.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

What a warm, caring staff! We open enrolled our child here for her entire elementary education and I got involved by volunteering daily for 4 years in the classrooms. You will not find a more dedicated staff or a principal who works harder than this one anywhere else. If you ever get the chance to spend anytime in this school, you will see nothing but smiles and encouraging words. Starting at the front door in the morning when they are met with smile by teachers, to the end of the day when they say good-bye at the door, this school is all about making sure each student learns all the skills they need to become successfull in life. I can tell you from experience as a past PTA president, that parents who become involved at this school get a much better understanding of how wonderful and dedicated this staff is!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2004

I'm removing my child from this school dist at the end of this school year. I feel the adminstration is not in touch with the students needs. I cant help but wonder with the test scores continuing to drop, what is being done to adress this. They are lower than they were 2 years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

I am registering my child who is starting kindergarden in the fall and I attended the kindergarden round-up the April 13th. I am really in favor of this school because of the committment I seen from the principal who was so down to earth and showed real committment to the school and children. The teachers showed a real interest in the families that came to register the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

Brooklyn Center needs help in the worst way. The goal of Earle Brown's staff is no longer the best education/welfare of the children who attend, but rather how much they can distance themselves from education and still maintain their own power trips. With the new school coming, it would do BC well to change the entire administrative staff as well. Parents and children no longer matter at EB. It is an extremely sad situation and needs looking into.
—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.

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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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

172 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

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 77% in 2010.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

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 69% in 2010.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

134 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
56%

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 Students59%
Female57%
Male63%
Black49%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%
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 Students59%
Female65%
Male55%
Black58%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant59%
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 Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Black72%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant72%
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%
Female71%
Male53%
Black54%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English67%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

171 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 71% in 2013.

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
28%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
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 Students52%
Female53%
Male52%
Black42%
Asian61%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students33%
Female39%
Male26%
Black20%
Asian32%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English38%
Not 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 Students51%
Female41%
Male63%
Black37%
Asian63%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students30%
Female26%
Male35%
Black19%
Asian30%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant30%
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 Students47%
Female50%
Male43%
Black43%
Asian60%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students48%
Female55%
Male43%
Black52%
Asian45%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students33%
Female35%
Male31%
Black27%
Asian25%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English40%
Not 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 Students31%
Female35%
Male25%
Black35%
Asian36%
Hispanic16%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant31%

Reading

All Students49%
Female52%
Male42%
Black55%
Asian43%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English59%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant49%
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 37% 9%
Hispanic 22% 7%
White 18% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Two or more races 8% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fax number
  • (763) 560-1674

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