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Vista View Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 445 students

 

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Posted April 17, 2011

I have had kids at Vista View continuously since 1998. I have been VERY involved with volunteering at school, including being an officer on the PTO Board. The teachers, kitchen staff, and custodial staff have been beyond exceptional! There are MANY teachers that go WAY above and beyond the call of duty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2011

Vista View has great kids, staff, and programs. Each student is important. We are a real community. Our students have made great gains again this year!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 24, 2010

My child has also had to put up with a lot of bullying. The staff seems disinterested and ineffectual. She used to love going to school, but not anymore. The teachers seem to do very little to motivate the children and teach to the lowest common denominator. Last week my 4th grader said science class covered what a pencil is: "The writing tip is lead. The other end is an eraser." They rarely have more than a page of homework, if that. My child is bored and, after many complaints, still bullied.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2008

Very caring staff and teachers who help all students do the very best that they can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2006

My daughter started 1st grade mid year and loved school untile she started at Vista View. She has been bullyed for most of that time. I have talked with teachers and the Princal. Nothing has been done about this. My daughter now hates school. I am hoping that I can find a school that my daughter likes and will be back to liking school again.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%

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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%

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 Students71%
Female86%
Male57%
Black79%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English83%
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 Students48%
Female41%
Male52%
Black29%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant48%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant74%
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%
Female87%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English92%
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
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 Students48%
Female39%
Male54%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students38%
Female39%
Male38%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant38%
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 Students50%
Female55%
Male44%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students54%
Female62%
Male44%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant54%
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 Students34%
Female30%
Male36%
Black39%
Asian25%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant34%

Reading

All Students43%
Female53%
Male39%
Black42%
Asian17%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant43%

Science

All Students45%
Female43%
Male47%
Black40%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English54%
Not 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 Students71%
Female74%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students63%
Female78%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant63%
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 47% 73%
Hispanic 18% 7%
Black 16% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Two or more races 5% 2%
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 51%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Susan Risius
Fax number
  • (952) 707-3402

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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