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Valley View Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 467 students

 

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Posted April 30, 2013

I am proud to call Valley View our school. We have a culturally diverse community, which reflects how the world is today. The staff and adminitration goes above and beyond in caring for and educating our children. They are always trying to find new ways to improve and are willing to think outside the box. In the fall of 2013, the students will wear uniforms. I think this will create unity in our diverse community and keep the focus on education. I do wish our parent involvement was better, but I am still completely happy with our school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

The only reason this school gets any stars is because of a few specific teachers who truly care about their students. The principal and administration has gotten worse each year my children have been there. They have a huge bully problem and after repeated reports to the school, police and superintendent the bullying by these same children continues. I have stayed here because of the few good teachers however, this will be my last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2011

Valley View Elementary is an outstanding school! We strive to offer many wonderful options in our curriculum. Students in grades 3-5 attend a science class taught by a science specialist every other day. Band classes are available for 5th graders. All students have Music, Art and PE for their specialists. We are a Responsive Classroom school, which means we teach a social curriculum in addition to academics, which includes: Cooperation, Assertion, Responsibility, Empathy, and Self-Control. The majority of Valley View staff have a Master's Degree or greater! We are a student centered school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 13, 2010

The teachers are great, they are helpful and let you know what is going on with your child. If you have any questions they take care of your needs and handle any concerns you have.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
71%

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 77% in 2010.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students81%
Female70%
Male88%
Black77%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant81%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Black45%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students69%
Female75%
Male63%
Black40%
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant69%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male74%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners74%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students48%
Female59%
Male38%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic51%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant48%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male86%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners85%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students53%
Female49%
Male58%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students44%
Female49%
Male38%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students49%
Female40%
Male58%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant49%
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
Hispanic 33% 7%
Black 27% 9%
White 27% 74%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Asian 5% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Willie Fort
Fax number
  • (763) 528-4207

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