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Oxbow Creek Elementary School

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Posted March 21, 2013

Oxbow Creek Elementary is a wonderful school. My daughter is now in 5th grade there and I can honestly say she has had nothing but a postiive experience at Oxbow. All of her teachers beginning with Kindergarten have been absolutely wonderful! The teachers are top notch, I couldn't have asked for a better school for my daughter. Thank you Oxbow Creek for everything you have done to contribute to my daughters success!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

Oxbow Creek is a fantastic school. Our daughter has blossomed this year in second grade. Her teacher; Mrs. Pierfilice is one of the most caring, thoughtful and professional educators that we have had the pleasure of meeting. We really regret that we are moving out of state. The Wilson's
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2006

The math curriculum is disgraceful. I'm having to tutor my children 3 nights a week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2005

Awesome school. The layout of the school makes it feel like a small school. Parents are always welcome.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted November 8, 2004

The staff is wonderful! My boys love their teachers and I like the fact that they have before and after school daycare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2004

This school is really big. There are over 1000 students K-5. It is, however a pretty good school. Most of the teachers really care about the students. But, if you want your child in a small school setting, this school is definitely not for you.
—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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

183 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

188 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

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

Reading

All Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Black73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English87%
Non-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 Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Black78%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant79%
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%
Female90%
Male89%
Black65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities87%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English93%
Non-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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

163 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

206 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 60% in 2013.

182 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
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

All Students84%
Female83%
Male84%
Black67%
Asian89%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners86%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Black58%
Asian44%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Black52%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students58%
Female69%
Male48%
Black35%
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English61%
Non-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 Students79%
Female77%
Male82%
Black43%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students70%
Female73%
Male66%
Black64%
Asian42%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant70%

Science

All Students64%
Female56%
Male74%
Black33%
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant64%
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 77% 73%
Black 10% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 27%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Rolf Carlsen
Fax number
  • (763) 506-3803

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6505 109th Ave North
Champlin, MN 55316
Phone: (763) 506-3800

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