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Cedar Ridge Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 715 students

 
 

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Posted April 10, 2013

My kids go here and they enjoy it and are doing well. However, the administration is seriously lacking in their interaction with the parents. They would rather talk to each other than help someone that comes in to the office especially the woman you see first when you walk into the front door of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

The teachers and staff were great. I have a child with ADHD and the special education department did extensive evaluations and tests to find out the best way to help my son learn. The teachers were so caring and take their jobs very seriously. My sons kindergarten teacher even took time out during the summer to spend time with him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2011

I agree with the parent that mentions the teacher makes all the difference. My child who is in the gifted program was given a teacher that does not differentiate her curriculum. After talking with many parents it is disappointing to hear that certain parents are given special treatment and are given teachers that they request. It seems the administrators to not look at educational need but at who they know best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2010

I disagree with the last review. Cedar Ridge is not focused on raising money more than the education of each student. The school is not asking for money each week or at all. The teachers may ask for extra snacks or supplies for the class but that is normal. The technology advances this school has is great for these kids. I think these children are receiving all aspects of a good education. I think parent involvement is crucial for any public school and we cannot expect our teacher to be able to teach every student everything. I feel lucky to have my students in such a great school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2010

Most people seem to love CR. As a former educator, I have a different opinion. It is a decent school, and most kids do well here. As with any school, the teacher makes all the difference; and not all teachers are up to par, even here. I find the lack of logical teaching or emphasis on phonics in language arts to be discouraging (especially in the lower grades). It also seems that more time is focused on raising money than teaching kids the basics; discipline is often lacking. Our experience here has left us feeling like this school caters to the upper-class, forgetting that there are plenty of families in need, not able to give money every other week. The focus on technology over teaching is alarming. Good teachers don't need the latest gadgets. They teach using their own brains; what younger kids need is a solid foundation, not fancy tech....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

I love this school my daughter has been going her for 2 years and I have another one starting in the fall. All the teachers are top notch and realy care about the students. I have yet to meet another parent that has anything bad to say about cedar ridge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2008

its a good school and the kids learn alot
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Both my husband and I have been very impressed with this school. Our son has an IEP, and receives some services through the course of the week. The teachers have been so thorough and on top of things to address goals in his IEP... sharing the plan with all the teachers (gym, music, technology, etc) which makes a big difference in my son's ability to learn. Thank you Cedar Ridge teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2007

This school is great. My son is going to the school for the past 3 years. The staffs are great. Principal is very friendly and finds time to meet with parents. My son loves it. I haave another kid who will go to this school is the next few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

This school is leading edge in education. The teachers are all wonderful and the principal does a great job. My daughter attends currently and I have three more children who will go to this school in the next few years. It is an excellent school. The parent involvement is top notch.
—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.

166 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 Students91%
Female92%
Male89%
Black71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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 Students86%
Female94%
Male79%
Black43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant86%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male82%
Black50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant86%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%
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 Students85%
Female85%
Male86%
Black40%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male80%
Black60%
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant82%
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 Students75%
Female59%
Male88%
Black50%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
Black35%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant60%
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%
Female78%
Male69%
Black41%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Black35%
Asian93%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Black35%
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant77%
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 68% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Black 10% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 7%
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 19%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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