Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Neill Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
No new ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
No new ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

6 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted August 19, 2014

I LOVE Neill. Both of my daughters have received personalized educational attention in their large classes. Their teachers are able to recognize their strengths and encourage that strength - whether it be to send them to another class for a tougher math group or have them be a "table leader" to lead & encourage their classmates who might be struggling. They do a GREAT job main-streaming students with special needs. I LOVE that my daughters are learning about physical & mental differences in people - because that is the Real World! They are very sensitive to their friends who might need help. (Three girls competing over who gets to push the wheelchair is a great problem to have! :) ) The staff are SO involved in the students. Staff members greet every child by name (EVERY staff - from the principal to the janitors to the education-aides and lunchroom staff). That makes me VERY confident that my girls are being cared for & nurtured throughout the day. They aren't just another student. I know the principal and staff take discipline VERY seriously. There is no room for disrespect or "bullying". (Not that it doesn't exist, because it is STILL a building full of children!).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2012

I have one child who is in K and a fourth grader at Neill. Neill is a great school. With the school boundary changes a couple of years ago, my fourth grader has experienced bullying. He loves Neill. His grades have improved and is making really great friends. The Neill kids really respect each other. Principal Hanson is great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

This school is absolutely wonderful. I have never felt so good about sending my kids to school and know they are getting a great education. My kindergardener has ADHD and her teacher Mrs. Gellner and social worker Ms. Ward have gone above and beyond what is in their job description to make sure that she has accomidations set in place for her to learn. I am glad I chose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2008

Excellent test scores, wonderful music program and awesome media center. My children have developed responsibility and are learning so much thanks to the teachers at Neill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2005

My family and I moved here from out of state last school year and both our children attend Neill. I found Neill to be friendly, the environment great and the teachers going above and beyond their job. This year, my son has a great teacher and he is very happy. My daughter has a great teacher as well. The school is close to our home and the kids are able to take the bus which is helpful to our family. Let me add that Neill has a great Chess Club after school on Mondays that my children are in and enjoy very much. Our principal at Neill is also very nice and loves our children. I would recommend this school to any family in the area. Thanks to our teachers who take care of our kids and educate them. Without your help, it would not be possible. A Happy Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

This school has disiplinary issues that need to be addressed. excessive bullies and lack of class room management by teachers. Students are also subjected to social workers and teacher evaluations that assume students have mental issues of attention disorders instead of calling parents or following district policy on disiplinary action. My recomendation is not to enroll your children here. Sincerely a parent who's child was involved in these issues.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

84 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students85%
Female95%
Male76%
Black92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students62%
Female76%
Male54%
Black53%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant62%
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 Students74%
Female82%
Male67%
Black55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

86 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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students48%
Female57%
Male39%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English49%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students49%
Female58%
Male44%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students53%
Female58%
Male50%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students39%
Female35%
Male41%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English41%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 73%
Black 27% 9%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
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 53%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Oops! We currently do not have any teacher information for this school. We rely on the state Department of Education, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), and in some cases school administrators such as registrars and principals for this data.

What makes a great teacher? Study after study shows the single most important factor determining the quality of the education a child receives is the quality of his teacher. Here are some characteristics to look for »

This school has not yet provided program information.


Help other families

Millions of families turn to GreatSchools for help with their
school search. You can help these families by providing
a few details about this school.

Administrators & teachers: Let your school shine!

Help your school shine online by adding program highlights, photos and more on GreatSchools! Get started »

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

6600 Medicine Lake Rd
Crystal, MN 55427
Website: Click here
Phone: (763) 504-7400

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools


Prairie Seeds Academy
Golden Valley, MN



Noble Elementary School
Golden Valley, MN




ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT