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Jonathan Elementary School

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Posted March 17, 2009

I used to be a math teacher, so I am very familiar with the Education system. My child goes to this school and I have to say it is fantastic. I homeschooled my child until 1st grade when we found this school. We interviewed many private schools in the process and found this one superior. It is great because the Principal is very proactive and on top of every important situation. She truly loves the children and that says a lot. She is also an adoptive Mom of 2. When there is a difficult situation she will call the Parents immediately, even when emailed at 9pm! The school Nurse is also fantastic. She is very kind, capable, caring and compassionate with all the children. She also truly loves the children and helping them. My child's teachers are also very good. They truly love the children and it shows. Curriculum is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2008

As a student that previously wen't to this school (2000-2005) I can honestly say that this school is great! The principal is the best principal I have ever had, the teachers are great, the students are awsome, and the campus is excelent. I highly recomend this school to all parents.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2007

This school is fine, but not a particular standout in any area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2004

A school in transition that has a more senior staff that is competent, yet is not entirely interested in change and/or providing extraordinary efforts. A socioeconomic diverse community that is experiencing a great influx of population, the school is a good school that could be great if it would be more open to change and creating more energy by cultivating and reaching out more to integrate interested parents.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
68%

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

Reading

All Students89%
Female95%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant89%
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%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities86%
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 Students80%
Female73%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

92 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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%
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%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students72%
Female76%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students71%
Female85%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students75%
Female74%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant73%
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 79% 73%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 9%
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 20%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Nancy Wittman-Beltz
Fax number
  • (952) 556-6509

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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11300 Pioneer Trail West
Chaska, MN 55318
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