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Birch Grove School For The Arts

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Posted September 9, 2013

We have been at Birch Grove for three years and both of my children enjoy going to school there. The teachers and staff have been great and are very proactive. The communication with me has been great as well, and I love the opportunities that my children get there in the arts that they wouldn't get other places.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2011

We moved here and found the neighborhood school to be less than great--so we put our kids at Birch Grove. Class sizes are a bit big--but they have a great program, wonderful staff and it's so clean and friendly. Every time I go I think bluebirds are about to land on my shoulder. While we've hit a glich here and there..overall everyone has been responsive and I am glad my kids are going to school there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

Great neighborhood school. Good teachers.


Posted April 28, 2010

Birch Grove has many fantastic enrichment opportunities for students to learn and grow. There are many outstanding staff that care a lot about the children. It is unbelievable how brave these young students are when asked to get up and perform a song, play an instrument, dance, or act in a play. What confidence is developed in these young people that they will carry forward into their adult lives. I am also optimistic that the new initiative for differentiating in the classroom will lead to better academic challenges for students of all abilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2010

Birch Grove's staff is dynamic, offering programs to stretch kids' minds though an incredible scope of arts and music activities in addition to solid academics.


Posted April 16, 2010

BG has a top notch staff who work together as a team!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 13, 2009

Both of my children have attended this school since Kindergarten. My daughter is now 11 and my son is 7. We have had an excellent experience with everything this school has had to offer. The teachers are phenomenal and work very hard to help the children reach and exceed their potential!! :) The only area in which I think they could improve is, discipline. It seems when behaviors of certain children get to be too much, the specialists are at a loss. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2008

My son was accepted coming from a different state. The teachers helped him excel above the expectations i had for him and he enjoys school very much now
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
53%
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

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
62%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
18%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
58%
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 Students72%
Female75%
Male68%
Black62%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English74%
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 Students76%
Female76%
Male77%
Black72%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant76%
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 Students73%
Female77%
Male63%
Black78%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant73%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male55%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant65%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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 Students67%
Female65%
Male70%
Black49%
Asian71%
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students46%
Female54%
Male33%
Black38%
Asian36%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant46%
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 Students53%
Female53%
Male52%
Black51%
Asian50%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students42%
Female58%
Male21%
Black33%
Asian30%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant42%
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 Students54%
Female44%
Male67%
Black47%
Asian54%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students53%
Female49%
Male59%
Black50%
Asian39%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students32%
Female25%
Male40%
Black28%
Asian21%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant32%
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 Students44%
Female49%
Male29%
Black37%
Asian41%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant44%

Reading

All Students46%
Female52%
Male26%
Black42%
Asian41%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant46%
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 41% 9%
White 23% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Two or more races 10% 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 62%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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