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Pinewood Elementary School

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Posted January 31, 2012

My daughter is currently a first grader at Pinewood. Her Kindergarten teacher was absolutely amazing, and we enjoy her first grade teacher as well. I love the guided reading program and the explore classes offered. She is thriving and looks forward to school each and every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

Both my children started at Pinewood this year. My son was significantly behind in reading. I can't believe the level of progress he's made. His teacher provided extra resources to help him advance. I couldn't be happier with their experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

My daughter is a former student of Pinewood. She attended K and 1st here. We have since moved to an out of state elementary school that is in the top 1% of the state. I feel that she is thriving here due to the basics that she received at Pinewood. The principal was always visible in the halls among the students and staff. The electives program that they had when we were there was amazing! I have never seen anything like it at an elementary school. The 2 teachers we had, Mrs. Opsahl and Ms. Antonovich, were caring, skilled and enthusiastic! My daughter still speaks fondly of Pinewood!
—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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

129 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

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 Students88%
Female85%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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

Reading

All Students91%
Female94%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant91%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant90%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students84%
Female76%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant79%
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%
Female78%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students76%
Female82%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities82%
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-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%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students83%
Female89%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%

Science

All Students73%
Female76%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant73%
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 84% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black 4% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 6%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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