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Falcon Heights Elementary School

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Posted August 5, 2014

Fabulous school for our 4 children attending. Kindergarden they were fought to read, great curriculum for art & sciences, physical outlet daily and culture of caring in the halls & playground. Really wonderful gem of a neighborhood school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Falcon Heights Elementary is a small neighborhood school that enrolls students who hail from all over the world and who have varying learning styles and capabilities. The school population has grown substantially since my sixth-grade daughter was in kindergarten, yet they continue to offer small classrooms and individualized attention. Falcon started a Green initiative in our district where uneaten food at both breakfast and lunch is given to local farmers for their livestock. Not only is this Green, but also has been an invaluable way for the students to become even more aware of how their own actions affect the community. The most amazing thing about our school is the community involvement. Volunteers at the school, many of whom are parents, have donated 3500 hours of service so far this school year! It truly takes a village to raise a child and I feel so fortunate to be surrounded by this one. Thanks to Falcon Heights Elementary!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2010

Falcon Heights is a terrific neighborhood school. Both my sons went to this school-- one had to transfer to a different school due to special needs, and the other is still going to Falcon Heights now. The principal is extremely responsive, and the teachers have really good attitudes. They did their best with my older son who was difficult to teach and made him feel valuable; I have no complaints. Both my boys have enjoyed their experiences there. I would definitely recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

I think this school has lots of possibilities. It is small and easy to navigate and has some committed staff. BUT.. I also feel like they are complacent. The principal is not strong, the communication is largely limited to successes and fund-raising for the PTA, there is rigidity in doing things 'the way they have always been done', the after school program is particularly weak and disorganized, and the acceptance for diversity is light years behind other Roseville schools. Lots of possibility, lots of work to do and some resting on the laurels of good academics in the past. Check out the website and you'll get a sense of how far they are away from their counterparts in these areas. I think they can do much more with what they have
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

This was a greatest school my daughter could possibly have attended. This year, she is in her first year of high school, but she still smiles when we drive by Falcon Heights Elementary School. The staff there is phenomenal, respect is a priority, they honor diversity, and excellence is expected.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2008

We transferred into the district with 2 elementary students. One is very compliant, the other is very easily distracted and loud. It was an easy fit for the compliant child and has been a very difficult fit for the other. I'm not sure if kid #2 would fit in anywhere. Very discouraging and not great communication between school and home for kid #2. She doesn't like school and is pretty sure that school doesn't like her. I would say Falcon Heights is fine if your child fits in socially and academically but doesn't seem to care if your child has struggles.
—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.

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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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
90%

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 77% in 2010.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students83%
Female100%
Male72%
Black55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant83%
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%
Female89%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-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

Reading

All Students91%
Female96%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
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

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male76%
Black40%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant79%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

74 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 71% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

49 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 60% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

52 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

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students70%
Female74%
Male67%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English78%
Non-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 Students76%
Female84%
Male71%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students69%
Female84%
Male60%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-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 Students75%
Female87%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students78%
Female87%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant78%

Science

All Students58%
Female71%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant58%
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%
Female87%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students73%
Female96%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 73%
Black 13% 9%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Falcon Heights, MN 55113
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