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Cottage Grove Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 542 students

 
 

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Posted July 18, 2010

My daughter was in kindergarten and 1st grade. She has learned so much at this school. Excellent school !!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I have a soon to be first grader and I my husband and I were very impressed with Cottage Grove elementary. The Kindergarten teacher she had was amazing. Parent involvement was encouraged and could be as much as you want or as little. Loved all the field trips. They even had a roller-blading unit in gym class. They set very high expectations academic wise but are there every step of the way to make sure they succeed. I can't wait for school to start again it was so much fun last year. All of my friends are jealous of what a great school we go to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

My two children are in kindergarten and grade 2. The teachers have done a great job. My children have learned the academics and have enjoyed the extras like gym class, music, computer labs, etc. The children in the kindergarten class have been encouraged to be kind and thoughtful of each other. They have developed into a tight knit group. My only disappointments in the school are more district-wide than an individual school complaint. The younger children of the school are not given the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities like sports teams or music (choir and band). I would also like to see language and art included in the curriculum.
—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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

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 69% in 2010.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
39%
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%
Female89%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English83%
Not 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 Students89%
Female97%
Male83%
Black80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant89%
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%
Female92%
Male83%
Black91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not 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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
52%
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%
Female80%
Male84%
Black85%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male64%
Black77%
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%
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 Students82%
Female89%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners90%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students68%
Female80%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%
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 Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students70%
Female82%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students64%
Female67%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not 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 68% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 6%
Black 8% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 15%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7447 65th St South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
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