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Grey Cloud Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 634 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014

We have 2 children who attend Grey Cloud. We have nothing but great things to say about the school and the entire staff. Very impressed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

I have 3 children at this school, from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The principal is AMAZING!!! She attends every before or after shool activity: Choir concerts, band concerts, orchestra, student of the month appreciation breakfast, Thunderbash, Rollerskating night, Movie night, etc. I don't know how she does it. She knows all of the kids and is always smiling and welcoming to everyone. My kids are excited when they see the principal. Along with the basic reading/math classes, etc. my children have art, gym, spanish and orchestra. All my children are thriving and like to tell me all they have learned. I actually LOVE this school and love to attend all of their events. I've had teachers contact me when they notice any different behavior in my children to make sure everything is o.k. They have asked if they can help them more in certain subjects. I even had 1 teacher call just to tell me how much they enjoy my child in class. Everyone is always so nice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2012

I have two children who attend Grey Cloud currently in 3rd and 5th grade. I can't say enough about the staff, the teachers, and the parental support. I feel very fortunate to be a part of such a great elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

We recently relocated to the area and could not be more pleased with Grey Cloud. The Principal and teachers provide a welcoming atmosphere for all students and are great educators. The class sizes are a good size- nothing compared to the overcrowding at the last school- which was loud and out of control. The kids also have opportunities at Grey Cloud that they did not have at their last school (Spanish and Art for example). Our experience at Grey Cloud so far has been great and we look forward to the years ahead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2005

This is my childs first year at this school and I could not be more impressed. He is in 1st grade and comes home with 'paper' everyday. His teacher has been very up front with what she expects from not only him but also us as parents. There is a weekly newsletter that is sent home every week along with the weeks spelling words and what they are going to be doing for math. The school functions have also drawn great support from the families in the area. All in all, I am very impressed with this school and am looking forward to sending both of my boys there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2005

Wow, February's review sounds like sour grapes. My kids have been at the school for a cumulative 14 years. While some teachers don't use parent volunteers directly there are several other programs such as art enrichment and tutoring that all teachers use in their classrooms, and a program called Watch Dogs that asks for parents to supervise every day before and after school on campus. While I wish there were more enrichment programs, let's face it our state has not been supporting education. Resources go towards testing due to federal mandates, not classrooms. This school consistantly scores as one of the hightes in the district on those mandated tests. There must be good teaching going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2005

Seems there is no good supervision. My childs teacher does not allow any parent involvement in her classroom. Makes me wonder what is REALLY going on. There are children getting after other children and the teacher lets it happen. And they don't even put their names on their work. Many times my son has come home with other childrens work. The available music, and sports is good. It also seems that the teacher has too big of a class and she can not handle it. I am a very upset disapointed parent.
—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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
61%
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 Students80%
Female84%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English82%
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 Students79%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant79%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities82%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students62%
Female72%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant62%
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 Students73%
Female72%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students46%
Female49%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant46%
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%
Female73%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students73%
Female72%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students70%
Female61%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant70%
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%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Black 4% 9%
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 19%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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