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Winterquist Elementary School

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Posted August 27, 2013

My husband and I bought our house in Esko in 2004. We had just gotten married and didn't have any children yet but we knew, without a doubt, that we wanted any children we had to attend Esko. This school has the most amazing teachers and staff!! They love and nurture every child just like they are their own. I know my children are in the best possible hands. The education is just as top-notch as the teachers. There is not enough room to give examples of my experiences with the teachers because there are so many. And all of them warm my heart. Every single teacher I've dealt with has blown me away with their knowledge, caring, experience, and commitment to the future of every child in their classroom. Even as a former Bulldog, and my husband a former Lumberjack, we are VERY proud to call our family ESKOMOS!!!! And we know our children are getting the best education and much, much more! I wish I could rate it at 10 stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2003

I am thankful for living in a small town with a community dedicated to raising our children in a safe and diverse environment. We are lucky to have had our principle Mr.Hoffman and due to additional funding by our levy keep our class sizes down to give our kids the teachers time and involvement they need.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

As one of Esko's past students, I am proud to say that there is not one bad thing anyone could say about the school, especially the faculty. The teachers are encouraging, caring, and motivating. The strive at Esko is to succeed by giving your all in everything that you set out to do. They have great extracurricular activities. Students are never bored or sitting around doing nothing, there's always something for someone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2003

I believe that Winterquist Elementary inspires their students to do the very best they can. The children look happy and stress free. I feel so comfotable and fortunate that my daughter has the opportunity to attend Esko. There isn't a doubt in my mind that my daughters education so far hasn't been anything but fullfilling.


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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

99 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
87%

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

Reading

All Students95%
Female96%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
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 Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students92%
Female97%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

91 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%
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 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students69%
Female77%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
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%
Female88%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students64%
Female58%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%
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 Students82%
Female73%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students77%
Female72%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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 97% 73%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Brian Harker
Fax number
  • (218) 879-1668

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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2 Hwy 61 East
Esko, MN 55733
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