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Twin Lakes Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 811 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted March 28, 2014

This is a nice school but district-level decisions make it mediocre. Class sizes are too big and this is a large school, partly because of open enrollment. The curriculum in the lower grades at least is poor. Very little science and social studies. The new Singapore Math is ridiculous. The teacher even said they don't put a lot of emphasis on it because it is above grade level, so they supplement it. The homework is busy work and irrelevant to the classwork (i.e., math is completely different), and the homework assignments have not changed yet all year. One of my children was recommended for Targeted Services, but when I turned in the form just a week later, I was told there were no openings left and she would be waitlisted. Have never heard back since, which is fine because when I explored more to find out why she was recommended, the reason I was given was silly: she failed one test because, while the actual calculations were all correct, she didn't write the problem sentences horizontally! There is not a lot of communication about what is happening in class (I read the other grade-level teachers websites instead to find out). Most communication from school is about fundraisers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

My children have been at twin lakes for 2 years now, and they are thriving. They look forward to school each day and their teachers work hard to make school fun while they are learning. Teacher communication is fabulous--I get a response within 24 hours of any questions I have asked. I have been impressed especially with the principal at Twin Lakes--he is so involved and knows my kids by name!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2014

This school is based on appearances, who you know, and overpaid teachers. There is so little focus on doing what is best for the kids. While there are "fun" activities, recess and physical activity is a very low priority. Kids spend their day waiting around and being bossed around by teachers that only respect you if you are in the right clique.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

Twin has shown and created a great plae for children to learn . There for, I give them 5 stars.
—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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

140 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

130 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant92%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 Students85%
Female87%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

155 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant71%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students68%
Female74%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities37%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%
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 Students70%
Female64%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students67%
Female66%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students63%
Female57%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant63%
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 90% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 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 18%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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10050 191st Ave NW
Elk River, MN 55330
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