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Pilot Knob Elementary School

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Posted February 10, 2014

Pilot knob is the best of the best. The principal and teachers will do everything to make sure your child suceeds. I have never seen a principal so involved with the students at any school except this school. He knows every student by name. He is very involved with all the classes. My girls went there for 2 and 3 years. We moved districts and do not attend this school anymore. The school they are at now doesn't even compare to Pilot Knob. You can walk into this school in the morning and you will see the teachers dancing along with the principal, definitely brightens up your day. The principal and teachers is what makes this school a 5 star school.


Posted January 26, 2010

My daughter goes to Pilot Knob Elementary school and she loves this school. Excellent Principal and teachers. They got lot of extra activities in school, especially Reading club. Teachers take a special care about each student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2009

My daughter transfered during her 1st grade year and we have been so overwhelmingly pleased! The staff are very committed to seeing her succeed, I love the monthly reading club and the math mentors program with Lockheed Martin.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

We are a professional family and sent 3 kids to Pilot Knob. I am surprised by the low 'GreatSchools' rating because we had teriffic experiences with all but one teacher. The plusses - a school with passionate teachers and leadership, a diverse community, and a willingness to meet each child's needs (we have a special needs child.) Any school can do a great job with a building full of bright, socioeconomically advantaged students. Pilot Knob does a great job with a population that includes professional families, single-parent households, recent immigrants, and kids with disabilities. Test scores don't reflect this diversity. ALL of our kids are better for the experience of succeeding in an environment that reflects the world around them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

I'm a teacher at Pilot Knob. The children at Pilot Knob all become engaged readers and learners. Pilot Knob is dedicated to the success of every child and offers free extraneous learning opportunities to those who need them. For those who are interested in engaging extracurricular activities, Pilot Knob offers a vast array of after school community education programs for enrichment, as well as extra opportunities for academically gifted children during school. What sets Pilot Knob apart, however, is the community that children enter into! Parents, children, teachers, and staff all become part of a network of friends and family that will last a lifetime.


Posted January 3, 2008

Pilot Knob is a great school with wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2007

I have enjoyed the intimate and caring atmosphere created by past and current principals and teachers at Pilot Knob. When the principal takes the time to interact and address children by name it makes for a wonderful environment. Pilot Knob has made a positive impact on my child and her schoolmates are a delight also.
—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.

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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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

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 77% in 2010.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
60%

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

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Black50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students77%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
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 Students78%
Female81%
Male76%
Black58%
Asian72%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students59%
Female59%
Male58%
Black31%
Asian59%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant59%
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 Students78%
Female74%
Male81%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students50%
Female47%
Male52%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant50%
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 48% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 6%
Two or more races 13% 2%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Black 10% 9%
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 37%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Tom Benson
Fax number
  • (651) 403-7910

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1436 Lone Oak Rd
Eagan, MN 55121
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