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Woodland Elementary School

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Posted February 17, 2014

Woodland Elementary of District 196 in Eagan is the equivalent of getting a personalized, private education included in your property taxes for free. Between the helpful attitude of the teachers and staff, the overall teacher-to-student ratio, and parent volunteers helping individual students and/or small groups on a daily basis, Woodland is the model elementary school you want your students to attend
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2013

I went to this elementary school (an undisclosed) number of years ago. Not only was my intellect nurtured in this school, but it thrived. I've had a very successful academic career, and I am adamant that NONE of it would have happened without the amazing instruction, phenomenal support, and unwavering encouragement I received when I was a student here. I look back at my time as a student here as some of the best years of my life and, although time and circumstances have taken me to other states as the years have passed, I know that, if I decide to have children, I will be returning to Eagan for the sole purpose of having them attend this institution. They helped save me as a child; I can't say enough wonderful things about this place; moreover, the fact that the same teachers are here as when I was a student speaks to the dedication of the staff. Mr. Langhager was an amazing man, and he built an amazing school. RIP. ~Ivory T.


Posted October 7, 2009

The awesome teachers and families! Go Wildcats!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The kids, parents and teachers are unbelievable. It succh and incredible community. My children are eagar to learn in this wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The teacher's really care about our kids education. The administration is outstanding!!!! A real family atmosphere~nurturing, happy environment. We open enroll and are so thankful for Woodland!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Great teachers and leadership. The staff also works incredibly with parents to gain their involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

The staff is amazing... the education is top notch, and it has a very friendly atmosphere... :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

We have the best support and interested parents in the school. The children are great to work with.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2009

We are new to the district and after extensive research moved here specifically for the schools. I'm thrilled with the level of education, attention to student and parent needs, and the quality of teaching staff. This is a gem of a school, much like a private school within the public school system. The principal is new, but hard working, smart, and well respected by students and staff. This is a marvelous school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

This school was the best Elementary school in the district until the original principal retired. Unfortunately, the students are now expected to act like miniature grown-ups, and there is no attempt to encourage them to be creative, successful individuals. Parent involvement has declined signficantly, and the sense of school pride is gone. Find another school that will foster your child's spirit, and let them be the best they can be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2004

Excellent Princial who has been with the school since it was built. Excellent Parent involvement! Good teachers. As we all know a teacher will relate to every student differently so your mileage will vary. Excellent school design with core being a library, all classrooms open towards the middle. No classes will get out of control. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2004

Woodland is a great school were the students will receive personal attention and the teachers and staff will do their part to know each child personally. As a former student, it prepared me the best I could ask for heading in to Middle School. Woodland is like the private school within the public schools. It is in a league of it's own.
—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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
85%
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

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

96 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 Students82%
Female91%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students81%
Female95%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-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%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students69%
Female81%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant69%
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 Students74%
Female80%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students61%
Female69%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students87%
Female95%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%

Science

All Students74%
Female79%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
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 72% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Black 6% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 5% 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 13%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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945 Wescott Rd
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: (651) 683-6990

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