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Golden Lake Elementary School

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Posted January 31, 2008

Golden Lake elementary has been a leading elementary school in Minnesota for the last 4 years. My child is about to start kindergarten this coming fall. We have been following the progress of the teachers and faculty at a few of the area schools in the way of material taught and how well the students retain the knowledge put to them. Believe me when I say that golden lake ranks up there with the highest quality private schools when it came to knowledge retention. This could only mean one thing, that teachers and faculty have discovered a way to make the material relevent to the students in their lives. This, to my wife and I, is the real eremark of a good school. Also in the mix for us. Golden Lake has not bowed to pressure to teach irrelevent material that can be found in other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

Teachers are pleasant, students enjoy their days, but as a parent of a child struggling with academics, I'm not a huge fan; and yet I know there are worse schools/districts.
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Posted August 26, 2003

Very pleased with our daughter's education at Golden lake. Caring teachers! A good place for our kids.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

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 Students96%
Female97%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English99%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

73 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 60% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
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

All Students86%
Female76%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students66%
Female62%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant66%
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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-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 Students80%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students71%
Female67%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant71%

Science

All Students66%
Female57%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant66%
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 69% 73%
Hispanic 15% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Black 2% 9%
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 47%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Christopher Gerst
Fax number
  • (763) 792-5950

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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