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South Terrace Elementary School

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Posted December 30, 2011

I Graduated here in 1978, my Grandsons come here now. My son came here but went to another school because of being bullied, he lost his eye to cancer and other kid mean.


Posted April 10, 2010

Unfortunately, money is tight for all school districts and they are faced with undesirable cutbacks. But Carlton has recognized the importance of music and physical activity for elementary students. They have a wonderful music teacher that incorporates instruments and poems into music and concerts. Gym class is still offered every day, unlike in other schools, so the children are getting the physical activity they need to stay healthy and help them focus in school. My third grader is always excited about what they are doing in gym and will come off the bus and want to snowshoe, or use the rip stick or continue to do what they are doing and stay active. A 4th grade teacher has recently added stability balls in the classroom to help the children with focus and balance. It is this kind of ingenuity and thoughtfullness that make this a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

My first attraction to this school was the small class size, and we have been very pleased by this. My concerns have been the lack of diversity training within the school climate and their approach to bullying/violence incidents. I would like to see improved after school activities as well as a Gifted and Talented program to offer students who need additional challenges. Overall, I think South Terrace is a good choice, but could be so much better with increased open-mindedness from the administration. I believe parent involvement would increase if the administrators (school board) were more effective and parent friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2004

This is a great school. It is a small community school & the children receive individual attention from the teachers. The school staff also take the time to evaluate the children to see if there are important issues in learning disabilities. The staff is friendly & are there for ths students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2003

I think that this school has always been one of the best. Mr. Cook is a very good principal and the teachers there have always done an excellent job. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

This is a really good school for kids to attend. The class sizes have increased in the last year because of budget cuts, but overall the kids have seemed to overcome this. It's a nice small community and the school is safe. More activities for the kids would be nice and new fresh ideas from the teachers would be a plus. Overall it is agreat school, but change could make it even greater.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
89%

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students90%
Female95%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
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

Reading

All Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American82%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not 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

Reading

All Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

29 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 71% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students79%
Female80%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students52%
Female47%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not 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 Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%
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%
Female45%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American42%
White51%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students56%
Female53%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American50%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Science

All Students41%
Female30%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American50%
White39%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%
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 78% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 19% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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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  • Maurice Berg
Fax number
  • (218) 384-4039

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530 Stine Dr
Carlton, MN 55718
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