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Sky Oaks Elementary School

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Posted September 26, 2013

My daughter started Kindergarten this year, so we've only had a few weeks experience thus far. However, I can tell you that all the encouters I've had with every staff member have been wonderful. They always say hi in passing and are very helpful. My daughter ended up sick one day already this year and her teacher called that evening just to check on how she was doing. I think that speaks volumes! I was very impressed. Also, my daugher goes to Project Kids (the before and after school program) and again, the staff has been amazing and very responsive to my questions. So far I am very pleasantly surprised with our experience so far and can't wait for the rest of the school year. Tonight we have our first school social event and my daughter and I are really looking forward to it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

I am the type of parent who has very high expectations for my sons and the teachers and staff at this school are top notch amazing, we will be relocating in a couple of months out of state and there will be tears on my end. Yes it is a very diverse school, but that's what makes kids knowledgeable about other cultures. The teachers do not yell.......and maybe if they have to be stern with a child it was needed. These teachers are here to teach YOUR children.....remember that before saying anything negative. I have never in the 5 years that my children attended Sky Oaks seen a teacher acting out of line. In fact it is far far from that. Amazing school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2013

My grandsons attend Sky Oaks school. I have helped at classroom parties, field trips and had lunch with them. The staff is wonderful. Everyone from the office receptionist to the staff at PK. They always acknowledge my grandsons by name and make them feel important and special. They are exposed to many different cultures which is good for them to learn that people come from many different places and backgrounds.


Posted May 22, 2013

Sky Oaks Elementary is far from a military school! I have a 6th grader who has gone there since kindergarten and a 3rd grader. I have been very involved with this school and have seen none of what the negative reviewers have mentioned. The teachers, principal and staff have been nothing but wonderful to work with. Most of them go way beyond their duties as teachers to provide the best education to these kids. The principal knows each and every child and will be greatly missed as she retires this year. The school is not in decline in any way. The reviewer must not have been involved in this school as teachers do not "transfer out" of this school. We love this school, principal, teachers, students and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

Very disappointed in this school. Principal and teachers yell at students to discipline and gain control. Punishment is often used as a means of getting kids to do school work, rather than positive reinforcement. If you're seeking a military school for your child, you've found the right place. An eager learner and intelligent student, my child hated going to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2011

I would like to know which teachers the first reviewer is talking about. The only teachers that have left in the past couple of years have left through retirement. Mrs. Fecke is doing a wonderful job and knows every single child that attends Sky Oaks by name (and there are over 600 students). The whole staff is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

School in steep decline mainly due to poor management by principal. Many good teachers transferring from school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

As a parent with a child in Sky Oaks since 1st Grade. This school is an outstanding school who cares about thier students well being. This school is set up in way that it is all students can get around very easy from class to class.Even the family social worker is very helpful and friendly. The Principal at Sky Oaks Kay goes out of her way for each student and will say Hi to them in the hallways with her smile every day. Kay is a real good principal that always goes out of her way for the school. All the staff members at Sky Oaks are doing outstanding job for each student and works with thier parents in thier needs. Even if we are no longer in the Sky Oaks School Zone. I drive him to school for 2 years now.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2008

I have really enjoyed having my son go to Sky Oaks. I am sad we will not be returning in 08-09 school year due to us moving, but really love all the teachers and staff there. Expecially the first grade teachers. Thanks for a great year.
—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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
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

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male56%
Black50%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners51%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students47%
Female40%
Male55%
Black44%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant47%
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%
Female77%
Male56%
Black62%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English74%
Non-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 Students62%
Female57%
Male66%
Black35%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant62%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
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 Students41%
Female32%
Male49%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant41%

Reading

All Students33%
Female32%
Male35%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant33%
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%
Female45%
Male40%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant42%

Reading

All Students33%
Female33%
Male32%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant33%
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 Students46%
Female34%
Male58%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students44%
Female36%
Male51%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students45%
Female32%
Male59%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant45%
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%
Female47%
Male41%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English79%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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
Hispanic 32% 7%
White 30% 73%
Black 26% 9%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 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 69%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Kay Fecke
Fax number
  • (952) 707-3702

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Cheerleading
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Volunteer time after school
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