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Centennial Elementary School

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Posted June 28, 2011

I have 4 children who have attended Centennial Elementary. We love the teachers, principal, staff, parent/teacher association, everything! This is the best place for children to grow and learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

I'm a parent of two children attending Centennial and couldn't be more pleased. The staff goes out of their way to make sure my children are challenged and cared for in a respectful and nurturing environment. The teachers are up to date and so enthusiastic about what and how they teach. We are so fortunate to have such a fabulous group of people providing a top notch education for our children.
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Posted June 6, 2007

We have two now 5th graders and we love the education our children are getting. The teachers have been wonderful to us all. Thank you Ms. Hanssen you show us dailey how much you truely care about your students. I appreciate that you have a web site and keep it current.
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Posted April 13, 2006

I have been very impressed with the academic quality of our elementary school. The staff strives for excellence. Teachers actively involve parents in their child's progress, and offer workshops and take-home information for parents to use on a regular basis. It is a safe environment, and my children enjoy being there.
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Posted June 15, 2004

The teachers are wonderful. The administration is excellent and the programs are great!
—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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

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 69% in 2010.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
67%
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%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

79 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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
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

All Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students67%
Female75%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%
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 Students80%
Female81%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students58%
Female64%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not 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 Students72%
Female81%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 80% 73%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Black 5% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 2% 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 24%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Kathy Kaiser
Fax number
  • (763) 792-5350

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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