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West Central Area N. Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 160 students

 

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Posted September 7, 2005

Wow! Where to begin. As a pre-schooler my child was given a sense of self-worth and a sense of safety. As a kindergardener she was given structure. As a first graders her life was changed forever by Mrs. Smith as she learned to read like crazy. 2nd grade brought out her creative side. 3rd grade was awesome as she learned how to be a good citizen as well as a good person. Music everyday with a full time music teacher stimulates her and daily PE with an emphasis on health keeps my child aware of fitness throughout the year. Put this together with an enthusiastic and helpfull office staff and caring paras and you have the best school around. Its worth the drive if you live anywhere near Elbow Lake. Dont forget small class sizes! Full time teachers hired to keep the Kindergarden class to 13 kids per section. Wow!
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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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
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-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 Students80%
Female75%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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 Students58%
Female53%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students33%
Female41%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White32%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant33%
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 Students42%
Female35%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students39%
Female47%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant39%
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 94% 73%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 46%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • James Houseman
Fax number
  • (218) 685-4149

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411 1st St S.E.
Elbow Lake, MN 56531
Phone: (218) 685-4477

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