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Palmer Lake Elementary School

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Posted April 28, 2014

This is my sons first year at Palmer lake and he loves it there. His teacher and the principle where very helpful at getting him adjusted quickly .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

I can't say enough great things about Palmer Lake. They have the greatest teachers and Kidstop program (after school care) that there is. My 34 & 33-yr-old kids went there. Many years later my 19-yr-old went there and had many of the same teachers throughout the years. Many of them are still teaching there today. That is dedication! The education Palmer Lake gives is wonderful. Their caring and nurturing of the students is exemplary. When my youngest was in 3rd grade, his dad had heart bypass surgery in May and I had brain aneurysm surgery in June. I can't begin to describe the care and concern everyone there gave to all of us. It was greatly appreciated. The bond my son formed with them lasts to this day. He would often go back to vist them throughout his junior and senior high years. Even though he graduated last year, he still returns to visit. The staff at this school cares for the students, and the family, mind, body and soul. I only wish my grandchildren were in this chool district. I would have loved for them to also be able go to Palmer Lake and get such a great start in life and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

I can't say enough good things about this school! The teachers are involved and caring regarding all aspects of a students life. My daughter went there k-6 she is now in 8th grade. I can most definately recommend this school! Regardless of your student's personality, learning rate, etc. The teachers in this school will put them on a very successful path. They have plenty of after school stuff from academic to sports. I've seen teachers use their own money to help a child get into activies that, due to financial situations at home, a child may not be able to take part in. Teachers go way out of their way to help. Palmer Lake is what a positive learning experience is about. If I could rate this school higher than a 5 I would. It's a perfect 10!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

'I have two children in the school in the lowest and highest grades. What I like about the school is the strict discipline given to the students which creates a peaceful learning environment. The principal is kind, involved and friendly. My kids love going to school everyday!'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

We have a son in second grade and we are so happy with the school and staff. Can't wait for our next child to start. Makes such a great start for a childs education when they love their school.
—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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

106 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
17%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students64%
Female70%
Male57%
Black54%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant64%
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 Students55%
Female57%
Male54%
Black42%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant55%
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 Students51%
Female57%
Male43%
Black46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant51%
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 Students69%
Female73%
Male66%
Black56%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English72%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

82 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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
26%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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 Students33%
Female25%
Male39%
Black23%
Asian35%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male39%
Black35%
Asian31%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant40%
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 Students49%
Female49%
Male50%
Black36%
Asian56%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students31%
Female37%
Male23%
Black18%
Asian33%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English34%
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 Students33%
Female23%
Male46%
Black13%
Asian41%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students35%
Female35%
Male35%
Black30%
Asian35%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant35%

Science

All Students24%
Female20%
Male30%
Black18%
Asian17%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English27%
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

Math

All Students28%
Female23%
Male35%
Black25%
Asian35%
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant28%

Reading

All Students39%
Female40%
Male37%
Black38%
Asian35%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English46%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant39%
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 35% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 30% 6%
White 20% 73%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 72%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Brooklyn Park, MN 55429
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