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Parker Elementary School

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Posted June 3, 2013

I have been horribly disappointed with this school. My son was reading at a fourth grade level and learning how to do fractions on his own prior to starting kindergarten. We communicated with the principal and his teacher that he would need to be challenged or they would be encountering behavior problems. Two years after handing his education over to the "professionals", he is in exactly the same place academically and his behavior issues are the only thing the school ever addresses. They have only recently acknowledged that he is an advanced student and *may* need to be challenged, but have yet to actually *do* anything. This minimal response only came after we took the step of having him evaluated by a team of behavioral health doctors and included the step of IQ testing solely so present to the school. Getting a response from this school for an individual student seems to be next to impossible. Kids appear to be treated like cattle. My son's "classroom" is a large open area where all four first grade classes are separated by cubicle walls with no door. It is noisy and has to be distracting for kids and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

Great school. Needs to have better sound proof classroom to stop all the noise from hallways going into classrooms. Disruptive children need more supervision. Needs more help in the IEP area of school to keep disruptive children under control when needed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2010

Great Teachers who are very involved with helping students! My son is very happy to go to school here and wants to continue when we move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

i went here a few years ago. the teachers were very helpful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

This year I would have to rate this school as average at best. The classes maybe smaller then the new school but the kids are not getting the help they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

We moved to Elk River last year. The school staff made us feel welcome and asked all of our questions. The teachers are friendly and very help full. If we had any problems Parker staff was more then willing to help us.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students93%
Female97%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant93%
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 Students87%
Female93%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
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

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%
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%
Female89%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Reading

All Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant67%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students68%
Female70%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students59%
Female47%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 73%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Black 3% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 29%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mike Malmberg
Fax number
  • (763) 241-3501

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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500 School St
Elk River, MN 55330
Phone: (763) 241-3500

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