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Lowell Music Magnet Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 447 students

 

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Posted January 7, 2014

Lowell School continues to strive for excellence. The parents, staff and principal work hard to maintain high achievement and a safe welcoming education for k-5 students. We include world music residencies for every grade level, involve students with service learning projects addressing local and international needs, maintain a school garden and encourage technology discovery with new Chrome books and iPad tools. The Duluth Public Schools has adopted a set of goals for the next four years and Lowell School strives to meet those goals by providing differentiated instruction to all our students. If you are looking for a school in Duluth come visit us, we would love to show you around.
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Posted September 29, 2010

This is my child's second year at Lowell after attending school elsewhere. The facility itself is still new and quite nice. Lowell is no longer a music magnet as of this year. The district is in disarray and many new teachers and students are being dumped into the facilities that remain open. This is apparent in the level of inconsistency of many of the processes and programs. Administration a quite loose, some of the basics are not being handled well. I am not from Minnesota, so I was astounded that at the very high state tax levels the schools were still out of money. The push to support fund raising activities through the students is beyond belief. The school is "OK". However if there were non-religious private school options in Duluth I would enroll my child there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2008

PROS: Clean , new building! Good parking! CONS:poor connection between teachers and administrative. children hates school discipline room! great % below average teachers. PTA just somehow effective.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2004

Lowell Elementary is an excellent school. Monte Wittman, staff and teachers go the extra mile to know their students individually and to support the students and familys. My children loved going to this school. My daughter started with the music program and is playing the viola in high school now. My son was 18 months behind in reading and fine/gross motor skills when we moved to Duluth in 1996. He is now making A's and B's in middle school. I only wish the school would be a K-12 school; and, would highly recommend Lowell Elementary to everyone who moves to or lives in Duluth.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

67 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
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 Students76%
Female84%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant88%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

66 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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
59%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students49%
Female60%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%
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 Students58%
Female55%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students58%
Female58%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Not 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 Students51%
Female39%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students66%
Female70%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students52%
Female50%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%
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 81% 73%
Black 5% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 7%
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 48%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jerry Maki
Fax number
  • (218) 733-2167

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  • Music

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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2000 Rice Lake Rd
Duluth, MN 55811
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