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Armstrong Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 387 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted April 29, 2009

As a child I went there and I am happy that my daughter goes there as well. Real easy to communicate with the staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

My son was advanced in reading and math prior to starting kindergarten, This school lacks resources and staff to encourage advance students to excell. They did a great job of bringing the other children up to speed and all seem to be in great shape for success. My son however skated through the year with ease and without the incouragement to advance beyond where the whole class was. The intent seemed to be almost to hold him to where he was to allow the others to catch up to him and it made for a frustrating and boring year for him. His words were 'I am bored at school. They are only teaching me what I already know.'
—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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
86%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%

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 69% in 2010.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
56%
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 Students66%
Female84%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%
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%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-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 Students86%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students71%
Female76%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students55%
Female59%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students43%
Female58%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Economically non-disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant43%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Science

All Students86%
Female88%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant86%
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 76% 74%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian 6% 6%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Black 5% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 23%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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