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Echo Park Elementary School

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Posted November 20, 2013

"We love Echo Park ! The teachers have been wonderful and the staff is very helpful. The curriculum, classes, and programs have exceedingly met the needs of both of my children. It's a school that you can be confident your child is receiving the best possible education. The school offers my children a unique, character defining, and academic enriched platform that truly enables them to be successful.We have been blessed to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2012

I went to this school 7 odd years ago and I absolutely loved it everyone was so nice and welcoming especially the principle and the nurse!!!! Great school!!! if you have kids and you live in the area that's the school you should take them too!!


Posted January 8, 2012

My daughter went to elementary school at Echo Park and what a great experience it was. The teachers and principal were wonderful. Lots of parent involvement. She made wonderful friends here too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

My oldest just completed her experience at Echo Park and my second is entering 2nd grade in the fall. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes the summer before 2nd grade and with a few challenges here and there (as to be expected) it all worked out. The nurse is great and the teachers listened to our concerns and followed our plans for what we wanted done. I hope to have all 3 of my children complete their elementary years at EP! If we move I will have to make sure they still get to go there! GO PENGUINS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2010

I am so very proud of our Echo Park. I am never had any trouble stepping into the Office, requesting to speak to the principal, and voicing my concern about a certain subject. Our teachers have been nothing but positive and supportive. It's a blessing to be able to call your child's teacher, and get them on the phone, and be able to let him know what is going on in your childs life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2008

I was shocked to read that someone didnt think that this was the greatest school in Burnsville. I dont think it is fair to rate the entire school based on a specific incident or teacher. My daughter is in 2nd grade and her teachers from k-2 have all been SUPER, great staff, everyone knows her name and I just cant say enough about how much we love this school. Often see the principal outside greeting students, patrolling and just being around. We love it!! Strong Focus on no bullying and teaching kindness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2008

I would advised any parent of a child with special needs or dealing with psychological barriers to have their children attend another school within the district. They aren't interested in telling you the problem until the end of the semester...and I have found it IMPERATIVE to a childs education to get the necessary tools when the problem begins so that they can attain what is necessary for them to reach a higher level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

Great school for anyone with special needs - both ends of the spectrum, but not so good for the large number of average students. Focus is on the minority. Some phenomenal teachers and some very mediocre teachers. Parental involvement by about 2% of parents. 98% are along for the ride. Lack of strong leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

A quality staff is seen in each grade. Great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2004

A great elementary school. My son is in his fifth year there. He has been a challenging student, and both the principal and teachers have been wonderful working with us as parents and my son. It has been a great experience.
—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 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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

128 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

126 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
50%
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 Students87%
Female94%
Male78%
Black75%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students84%
Female78%
Male91%
Black70%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black61%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant80%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
51%
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 Students54%
Female52%
Male56%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant56%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male41%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant52%
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 Students66%
Female49%
Male83%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students68%
Female53%
Male83%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students60%
Female39%
Male81%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant60%
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
White 51% 73%
Black 23% 9%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
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 44%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Sally A Soliday
Fax number
  • (952) 431-8333

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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14100 County Rd 11
Burnsville, MN 55337
Phone: (952) 431-8390

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