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Gideon Pond Elementary School

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Posted August 22, 2013

Gideon Pond State ranking is down from 2011 by 93. 793 rank is lowest but this school is 2011 state ranking comes in at 525.


Posted November 29, 2010

My son should be going to Gideon Pound but instead he is still going to sky oaks elementary school. My son needed a school that was easy to get around from class to class. Gideon Pond is a good school and hear good things about it. This school is a lot harder to get around with two levels school. If you need title one help they went the parent to apply for SSI for their child in order to get help after being accepted to receive SSI . By using the child SSI money for getting paid for the tittle one services for reading. When there is movie night in the gym for the family night you have to pay 1.00 at the door and pay for snacks. Then sitting on the floor not setting up folding chairs to be used during the movie night. This school is using the wrong way to make money for their school. Check out their web site for grades you will see how many teachers per a grade like 5th has only 2 teachers. Then the second grader has to use the rooms that was build in the 70's and the rooms are small. There are ants in the hallway for the 2nd graders halls. The lunch room is small in size that you can't have a parent or anyone to eat lunch with you for one day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

This school is a great, safe school and i appreciate the effort to education the parents and maintenance associates risk. They encourage my kid to a better education resource and now i feel better about my children's grades at the end of years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

A truly great school. I have had to divorce, for domestic violence reasons, and the school has supported any and all decisions I make, and allowed a variance, (because we moved out of Gideon Pond zoning) so my kids would not have to change schools. With so many changes in their little lives it was nice to know the school cared enough to help us through this most difficult time in our lives. My kids are really learning, getting all the extra help necessary,if needed, and really thriving. A truly great 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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Black68%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant82%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black59%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%
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%
Female88%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
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

Reading

All Students90%
Female96%
Male84%
Black79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant90%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male52%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant58%
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 Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Black65%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students44%
Female62%
Male33%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant44%
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 Students65%
Female58%
Male75%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male60%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students60%
Female58%
Male64%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not 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

Math

All Students62%
Female67%
Male58%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students75%
Female81%
Male71%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant75%
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 26% 9%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 43%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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