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Laura Macarthur Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 466 students

 

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Posted February 5, 2014

One of the areas that we are focusing on is meeting student's academic needs through data collectiong and review and then setting instruction to meet the needs of all. We do this through flex grouping that focuses on skills and differentiated instruction. We are more focused on areas that show great need. We are seeing less referrals to our student study team and we are seeing progress across the board. We have Americorp, title 1 support and mental health practicioners working in our schools as addtional support for at-risk students. Teachers are participating in professional development to learn to be more effective in our teaching of math and reading. We do this through modeling, research based strategies are implemented and practice. We need more staff and more dollars to support development and learning oppurtunities for staff and to create time in the day for collaboration and planning. This would allow us to be more proficient at our jobs.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 16, 2010

Laura MacArthur has been very unsatisfactory in my opinion. My wife and I have had no problems in regards to previous years (the past 3 years) but this year has been different. My son kept coming out of the building dressed inappropiately for the weather. Between my wife and myself we talked to his specific teacher several times b4 moving up in staff to handle this matter. Staff sd they tt the teacher but it was an ongoing battle from Jan-the very last wk of school. Staff also sd they wld put a 5th grader in his class at the end of the day in regards to helping him. And yet, more reminders needed to staff. My son is disabled with a poor immunity and cant do this for himself but yet staff couldnt either. He came out w/jacket unzipped & snowpants around his ankles. No joke!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

An incident happend with my son regarding a sub. My daughter and another student witnessed what happend and it is a SERIOUS matter. When brought to staffs attention at 9am i didnt recieve a phone call till 7:25pm! She was going 2 get back to me after speaking w/sub. 3 weeks went by and no phone call with other mes left. I cld superintendent. On the last day of school i tt her 4 2min and she assured me school was out so she wld give me her undivided att. the next day when she called. That was last thur and it is now the following wk on wed and no phone call still. Im tired of the staff there ignoring this matter and not addressing it as it should b. 4 weeks and 1 day of no phone call and still counting!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2009

My daughter just entered preschool this year at Laura MacArthur. I have to say our entire family is very happy with this school I'm even putting her sister in the 3 yr old class next Fall. They work very well with the students as well as the parents and keep you in the loop as to what they're doing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

We have changed schools a few times this past school year and MacArthur is the only school that noticed my sons LD and got his IEP done. Thank-you Laura MacArthur!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2005

When I was litte I loved this school and I still do. The teachers are nice and understanding. If your child needs help with a school subject they are very willing to help and there are many activites avalible for your kids. This is an all around great school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

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 69% in 2010.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
22%
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%
Female85%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
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 Students55%
Female61%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%
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 Students52%
Female57%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
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-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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
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

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
27%
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 Students63%
Female57%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%

Reading

All Students41%
Female50%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American40%
White42%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students44%
Female42%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant44%
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 Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students39%
Female38%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant39%

Science

All Students23%
Female21%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American9%
White27%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English23%
Not migrant23%
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 77% 73%
Two or more races 9% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 2%
Black 5% 9%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 79%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Deb Sauter
Fax number
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