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Bluff Creek Elementary School

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Posted September 17, 2012

We moved from Eden Prairie schools and are MUCH happier at Bluff Creek. The principal is completely visible and reachable at all times, which we have never experienced in any other school. The Continuous Progress model is exceptional as they truly are able to ensure that kids are maximizing their learning potential through flex grouping in math and reading. Highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2011

The principal is absolutely AMAZING and this is a GREAT GREAT GREAT school! We moved from the Edina district and this is even better! The parents and community is very friendly, open and welcoming! There are many programs here and it has all the "extras" you would want. They really know what they are doing here, with many good teachers and programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

The principal is amazing and the facility is top notch. This is a great school in a great community~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2009

They have an incredible group of educators who both challenge and nurture the students. They work hard to build a sense of responsibility and community. It's obvious by our test scores that it is an excellent learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2009

The staff is excellent. They make school a fun and safe place to learn new concepts with many hands on activities. We really like the ability grouping and the family clusters!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2009

BCE has the most amazing teachers and administrators! Their focus, dedication, and commitment to developing the 'total' student is incredible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

The school offers a challenging and fun yet nurturing environment to 1st graders. This sets exactly the right tone for the rest of their academic behavior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2009

The staff is just amazing at Bluff Creek.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

Awesome full day Kindergarten teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

My child looks forward to school everyday and comes home happy. The communication from the principal and teachers is excellent. My child really feels part of the Bluff Creek community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Cluster E is awesome! The 5th grade teachers help these kids grow into independent thinkers who are responsible and ultimately ready for middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

THe staff is responsive and, considering it's a 'public' school, are center-right politically (which means they have their heads on straight).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

Our school has wonderful teacher that go out of their way for our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

They go the extra mile to help my special needs child!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

The staff at Bluff Creek (teachers, principal, etc.) truly care about student needs and respond to parent questions and concerns with urgency and sincerity. We feel great about the educational foundation that our children have received while enrolled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

high level of parent involvement. open enviroment, high level of education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Awesome teachers, principal and programs... great communication on all levels- everyone is there to support & help you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

Many reasons... The Principal who knows every child by name, the Social Worker who helped my daughter through a difficult time when she first went to BCE and all the teachers who genuinely care about each child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

It is a very warm inviting environment and all the teachers truly care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

Great staff & test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

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 69% in 2010.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

108 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

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

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant94%
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%
Female85%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English85%
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 Students91%
Female98%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant91%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
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 Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students83%
Female90%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant83%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant92%

Reading

All Students77%
Female82%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%
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 Students69%
Female65%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%

Science

All Students63%
Female61%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English68%
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 82% 73%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
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 15%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Joan Macdonald
Fax number
  • (952) 556-6609

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2300 Coulter Blvd
Chanhassen, MN 55317
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