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Countryside Elementary School

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Posted June 23, 2014

OK, so just finished year one at Countryside. They blew us away, they have done so much for our son, I wish I could give more than 5 stars, they have given so much to us. Our son enetered the year in the bottem 25% of hus class. through Succes center and some pretty fantatci rgular teaching and substatude teaching he grew so much and had fun doing it. Everyone at the school from the Maintance team, to the nurse, to the princpal have been nothing ut supportive and fantastic for my son. The programs they have from science fair, celbration of cultures and more are all very inclusive and even children in first grade can participate. The physical education program is great, there is even one teacher who gives rocks away to get the younger cildren to write letters and learn about science. everyone has a true joy in teaching and learning. Thank you Countryside!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I have 3 grandchildren at Countryside Elementary and they all have different needs and interests. The staff at Countryside seems to be able to help each one thrive and grow.


Posted September 17, 2009

Great principal, wonderful teachers, great school. My child has fall in love with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2009

I do not know about the regular 'neighborhood' program at the school but the Continuous Progress track is amazing. They have class families that create bonds between different aged children. My son is able to keep the same teachers for all 5 years at school and has flourished from the experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2006

The academics at this school are great. Some of the teachers are also great--but there are some very poor teachers at this school too. If you get one of the bad ones your child will have a tough year. Extracurriculars are good as is parent involvement.
—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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

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 77% in 2010.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

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 69% in 2010.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant94%
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%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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

Reading

All Students98%
Female100%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant98%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

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 Students87%
Female85%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%
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%
Female71%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant70%
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%
Female83%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students74%
Female72%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not 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 83% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 5% 9%
Hispanic 2% 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 7%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Edina, MN 55436
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