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World Learner Charter School

Charter | 1-8 | 197 students

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $148,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $950.

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Posted October 25, 2012

The principal of WLS is an absolute rock star. She and the dedicated board have the school on solid financial ground, with money in the budget not only to maintain quality programs, but also to make improvements to the physical building each year. The Montessori method allows children to work at their own pace, rather than "tracking" kids into high, medium, or low groups depending on a single test score or small body of work. If kids go through a "learning spurt"," they don't have to wait for the teacher to decide to move them up to a different group--they can just move right into more challenging work. Likewise, if a kid is slower to catch on to a subject, they can take their time without being shamed. Kids are encouraged to focus on tasks for as long as they need to, not drop what they are doing at the end of a 40 minute period. This encourages deeper thought and concentration. They can move around and work with other classmates, which encourages social development and creativity. There is no "teaching to the test" at WLS. If you see lower test scores, it's because the kids spend all day actually learning, and not regurgitating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

Our children have been at WLS for the past four years. It has been a fantastic experience. I cannot recommend this school enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

This school has been wonderful for my daughter who has language processing disorder. She is very visual and hands on. This school caters to her needs perfectly. The teachers and staff are very supportive, they go on awesome field trips learning OUTSIDE the classroom. The key word is they LEARN not MEMORIZE the subjects. The school is small as well, which I like! Love this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2011

Our family has been at WLS for almost 5 years now. After reading through some of the reviews posted on this site, I would like to stress to parents who are considering WLS, that WLS has gone through a lot of changes over the past few years that have had a hugely positive impact on the quality of the school. The current administration, school board and teachers are all superb. Both of my children have very different learning styles (one is self directed and the other not so much) and both are thriving at WLS. For our family, there is no other place we would like to send our children and we always recommend WLS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2011

We love World Learner. After a horrible kindergarten experience in public school we were concerned about our son. He was so unhappy. At World Learner he is blooming. He is so excited about school. In third grade he is reading at an eighth grade level. He is so interested in learning new things and exploring the world.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

We have been thrilled with the level of attention our children have received at this school. The Montessori method worked absolute wonders for my children's confidence and their love of learning. They will research the answers to problems on their own and are always excited to try new things. I have three children and they are all scoring above average, their reading and vocabulary is high, and their math skills are deeply intuitive. I wish there had been schools like this when I was a kid!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

My kids attended the school for several years and they are so far behind, so we are moving to another school. Each classroom is an island and there is no integrated curriculum. So, you might get a good class or you might struggle and administration is no help when you are in a bad situation. Your only choice is to leave.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

WLS has been great for our son. He can learn indepently, with others, or even one on one with the teacher. His love of learning has returned and the depth to which he is learning is fantastic! The teachers are sincere, caring, and gentle. They are highly skilled at differentiating curriculum for each child. The environment fosters community between ages and classrooms. They are constantly getting out into the community for field trips, event, etc. The only negative that I can say is that some policies seem a little 'fuzzy' and communication to parents could be stronger. That being said, the office sends a weekly email to parents and most of the teachers do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

I had three children in this school and then moved to a larger public school. All three were behind in reading and math. We had to do a lot of extra help, tutors and self-confidence building after they left this school. The general feeling I have is if your child is already advanced they'll benefit from the independent, project-based curriculum. HOWEVER, if you have a mainstream child, or a special needs child, Forget it! They will be left behind. When I asked my child about the lessons they learned, it was always the same lesson as before, now I don't know if they do this to master the work, but it seemed to me that they were just keeping them busy without an overall plan for learning. It's best to enter this school with a Montessori background--beginning in Pre-k. Administration seems overwhelmed. Some teachers are a bit odd.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2008

My son is in first grade at Worl Learner School. We couldn't be happier with his progress. He comes home with spelling words and asks me to quiz him numerous times. He has come home with examples of complex addition (in the thousands), and he has already brought several books home and read them to me. I'm amazed with his progress as he was resistant to reading in his kindergarten class. At home, I've noticed an improvement in concentration and focus. The school environment is very welcoming and comfortable as opposed to institutional. As far as reviews posted regarding test scores, I'm much more interested to see what my child is learning on a daily basis and throughout the year rather than at any one point in time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2006

The school represents a community approach to education. It is important to be an active parent participant in any educational experience for your child. This school offers regular and on-going parent education nights -- many more than offered in a traditional public school setting. The students of parents who choose to participate reap the rewards. As a part of a smaller school community children excel by feeling connected to caring adults and feeling a true part of their school environment. We are always side to see parents enroll their child and then take a seat on the bench. Get involved, ask questions and be willing to hear different answers. Education is all about stretching possibilities -- for parents and kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2006

The student retention is low. Many families including ours opted to leave for another school than staying here. WHY??? For some of the same reasons other parents have commented here. Compare test scores from 3rd to 5th grade. Ask why there is a decline in enrollment during these same years. Ask lots of questions before enrolling here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

Many schools teach to the average child, the middle of the group. The WLS teaches to the whole child. Students are treated as treasured individuals and are expected and encouraged to treat themselves, others, and their environment with respect and dignity and to expect it in return. They are not force-fed information, but are given the support to love learning and the quest for knowledge. We travel and have met children from many states. The only schools that have come close to the WLS experience are extremely expensive private academies. At WLS, the child s needs are always placed first, even above the parent s. Some parents have a problem with this and feel a need for control. If your top priority is your child s life long intellectual, social, emotional and life-skills needs and raising a confident, intelligent, and kind child, I would encourage you to check out this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

My children recently transfered to WLS from District 112. They are happier children with more confidence in their abilities. Students here are actually kind to each other and love learning together. My 7th grader loves history and can't wait to make posters about topics. They have the internet in school and he has become quite good at finding reputable sites for reports. He comes home wanting to talk about what they did in school that day. My 6th grader loves school and prays that there will not be 'snow days.' She participates in choir and other music programs. She had very little confidence in herself before this school. Now she thinks she is smart because the teachers treat her like she is and expect her to be. This school offers a very healthy environment for children. The middle school children will remember their 'junior high' years with fondness!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2005

I have sent 3 children thru the public school system. All have been amazed at how ill prepared they are for college. I currently have 2 children in the World Learner school. They are recieving a far better education than their siblings acquired thru the public system. I could not be more pleased with the World Learner School, the teachers and the principal. They are completing work at a much higher level and a much younger age than my public schooled children. Their self confidence is extremely high, their education very well rounded, and they have a great love and desire to learn. I cannot recommend more highly the school and feel blessed that my children are able to attend!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2005

We have been very happy with the school. WLS creates a small, loving environment in which children can thrive. Students can work at their own pace, which is often much higher than what they would be doing in a traditional school. Most importantly, students learn about making choices and being self-directed - essential skills they will need throughout their lives. The teachers are loving, caring and experienced in Montessori education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2005

We have had children at WLS for 6 years, and consider it an outstanding school - certainly the best alternative for grades 1-8 in our area. Children learn to make their own choices and take responsibility for their own learning. Teachers provide guidance as needed, without 'smothering' the children or their creativity. The children's successes continue beyond their time at WLS: Graduates tend to do very well in their next school setting, thanks largely to the confidence and excellent study skills they've learned at WLS. This is a Montessori school, and therefore very different than a traditional public school, but very successful in it's educational approach. WLS offers music, band, Spanish, art, and some extracurricular activities (which will be expanded as the school grows). School leardership is responsive, and teachers are well-trained professionals who really care about the children. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

I couldn't be more disappointed in the 3 years of education my children received. My child is now struggling in the public school because he is so far behind in the reading (which was never addressed at WLS). I am personally aware of another child who left WLS after 3 years and tested so poorly in reading and math that she is now pulled out of class daily for reading and receives special math lessons 2X's a week before school to make up for the learning gaps. This school erroded the self-confidence of these 2 children who had no learning disabilities or challenges. The problem is that this school is not a teaching school but a daycare which even at that they do not do well. The board and administration is nonresponsive to input. Their philosophy is 'If you don't like it...you can leave'. My advise to you is to run!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

I beg to differ that this is an inviting school. I too have had a child at WLS, but for 5 years. Yes students are left to learn at their own pace, but for a child who isn't assertive he may be left behind, as those with special needs are given attention. When there is a conflict children are told to 'work it out' not given any direction as to How to work it out. Perhaps parents who want to bring their children here need to look at the numbers, declining test scores and a huge drop in enrollment. Please ask questions. Be proactive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I have read some of the other reviews, and I have to disagree with them. My children have attended WLS for four years, and having been in other public school settings, this has been by far the best. The school is small and inviting. The children have opportunities that they would not have in a tradtional public school. Many of the other reviews are making complaints, but it seems like they don't understand what a Montessori school is supposed to be. Children are encouraged to make self-discoveries, to become self- sufficient, and do things through hands-on experiences, not through textbooks. If you are looking for a true Montessori experience for your child, this school does a wonderful job of that. If you want textbooks and teacher led classrooms, then you don't want Montessori.
—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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
100%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

25 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

10 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
90%
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 59% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

18 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

11 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students86%
Female82%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant86%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not 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 Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%
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 Students94%
Female92%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White94%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
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

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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 56% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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 59% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
67%
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%
Female73%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%

Reading

All Students69%
Female60%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
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 Students57%
Female47%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students46%
Female41%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%
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 Students55%
Female50%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%

Science

All Students76%
Female75%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 Students58%
Female64%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students69%
Female82%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant69%
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 Students57%
Female39%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 Students75%
Female82%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students82%
Female92%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students41%
Female50%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
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 93% 73%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A37%
Female 58%N/A49%
Male 42%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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112050 Hundertmark Rd
Chaska, MN 55318
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Phone: (952) 368-7398

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