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Sand Creek Elementary School

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Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter is in kindergarten this year so we are new to Sand Creek. I have heard a lot of very good things about the school and specifically in regard to what a great principal we have there. So far our experience has been very positive. Other parents and staff have been extremely helpful and welcoming. There are plenty of volunteer opportunities that will allow me to be involved in my childs education while getting to know more about the staff and the school. The first day was very organized for both me and my child which helped to put us both at ease. I am excited and optimistic about the year that lies ahead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

Sand Creek Elementary School is a school, a home away from home,and an incredible learning environment for the students. Staff are child-centered educators. The volunteer staff are child and community centered individuals. Walk the halls and view the artwork to determine for yourself this incredible educational facility. There is not an art-project that could be said to be done by a non-artistic child! Individuality is taught through keen art lessons. Art and listening skills begin with the kindergarten teachers. The First Day of school throughout the years Field-Trips and beyond Books and Beyond this is truly a school that is teamed with talented and vibrant professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2004

My kids are in first and third grade. From the moment we have walked into this school, it has been a wonderful experience! The teachers are welcoming and professional, and the overall staff provides a warm and nurturing environment for the students. The education the students receive is excellent and well-rounded. The staff welcome parent volunteers and input. We feel blessed to be a part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2004

My daughter attended Kindergarten here this past year and has shown an even greater desire for learning after her experiences in this school. The teachers are very professional, but welcoming to parental questions and always keep parents up to date on their child's progress. I am highly impressed with the student work I have seen coming out of this school- you will be most fortunate to have your child enrolled at this school... -Tim Murphy
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

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 77% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

114 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students82%
Female79%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male81%
Black79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English89%
Non-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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

119 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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 60% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
62%
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%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners91%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English67%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male48%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students69%
Female68%
Male71%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant69%

Science

All Students64%
Female62%
Male67%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant64%
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%
Black 7% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 3% 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 30%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Paul Anderson
Fax number
  • (763) 506-4303

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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