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William Byrne Elementary School

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Posted August 3, 2013

Byrne is a wonder school! Schools are under immense pressure and don't receive the funding they need, but the principal and teachers are working together along with us as parents to meet these challenges.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2011

Great school! Fantastic teachers, capable staff, great curriculum. The school does a great job promoting school spirit and pride along with academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

We have had children at William Byrne for 12 years today was our last day there I cried leaving! The staff is amazing from the receptionist to the janitors, lunch ladies to teachers you can not find a better staff! My advices to any parent get involved! This school has MANY opportunities to get involved and your child will thrive seeing you there! THANK YOU WILLIAM BYRNE FOR BEING SUCH A GREAT SCHOOL!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2011

We have always had wonderful experiences at William Byne. It is a safe school with a lot of learning opportunity the Magnet Stem curriculum has been fun for our boys.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2011

The teachers talk to the students disrespectfully. When trying to resolve the situations, the teachers become defensive,refuse to speak to the parent and the principal doesn't intervene appropriately. This has happened several times since march 2010 enrollment, which has forced me to initiate a transfer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2007

The staff is excellent, especially the principal and the special education. My son's fourth grade teach was wonderful, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2006

Wm Byrne is a safe and well run elementary school; many great teachers, declining enrollment, & a more diverse student pop.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
61%
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

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Black65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners64%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Black55%
Hispanic9%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant66%
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 Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Black83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant85%
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 Students81%
Female76%
Male85%
Black58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant81%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

85 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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
74%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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 Students81%
Female87%
Male76%
Black65%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
Black65%
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%
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 Students52%
Female49%
Male56%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male49%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
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

Math

All Students42%
Female36%
Male46%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students53%
Female55%
Male51%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant53%

Science

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant68%
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%
Female46%
Male51%
Black22%
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male70%
Black41%
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant69%
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 58% 73%
Black 16% 9%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 8% 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 35%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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