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North Trail Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 654 students

 
 

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Posted January 29, 2013

This is an amazing school that really focuses on the individual student needs as well as the needs of the whole class. The staff is truly outstanding and the parents are very involved. Phy ed, art and music are very special programs here. The Parent Teacher Partnership works very hard to enhance student learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2012

My daughter went here for almost 2 years now and I LOVE this school. So much that we are in the process of trying to find a home to buy and we are looking in that area just so my daughter can continue to go to school there. The teachers and principal are phenomenal! This school is so focused on reading cirriculum that she was reading chapter books by the middle of 1st grade!! And I mean ones WITHOUT pictures and more than 20 words per page! I am thrilled and just sad that we had to temporarily move out of the area for a year. But hopefully she will return for the next school year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

Amazing school! All 3 of my children have went to this school. Not a single complaint of any teacher they have had for grades k-5. The art program is incredible. I am always impressed with the complexity and creative art projects they bring home. The principle knows all students by name and he is always running around visiting and participating in the classrooms. The emphasis put on installing, teaching and rewarding good behavior is great, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2011

I went to this school, I can't think of a better elementary school than this.


Posted April 17, 2011

NTES.. Is wonderful the administration, staff and students have such a great attitude about learning. The principal cares about every child knows them by name and is very hands on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

NTES is a very good school and my daughter has been attending there since Kinderjournery. I am pleased with the staff members and the facility. I'm glad that the principal whom once was my teacher when I was in grade school is still sharing his passion for better excellence in the younger generations. Overall, I couldn't ask for a better school for my child to attend and I am looking forward to working with facality memebers at North Trail Elementary and seeing my daughter strengthen her educational background in the years to come.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I love how they are teaching our kids responsibility! Its great to see my little guy growing in such a positive way. He will be WAY prepared for college!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

We are very happy with this school. Their AR program is fantastic. The teachers are engaged and really go the extra mile to help the children. The Principal is awesome and very visible. They have a an outstanding PhyEd teacher too, who won an award last year. An excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2009

We could not be any more fortunate to have all 3 of our children attend this calibur of a school! The Principal is fantastic with the kids (and parents) and I have not met a teacher who I haven't liked yet! Their Special Education team is phenomenal!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

North Trail Elementary is an excellent school with great teachers and a great Principal. The parent involvement reflects on this great school also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

For being a large school they do a great job helping out the students.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
82%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2010.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-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 Students87%
Female89%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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 Students86%
Female86%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant86%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

103 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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%
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 Students88%
Female94%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students70%
Female83%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students86%
Female84%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students63%
Female63%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-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

Math

All Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant67%

Reading

All Students47%
Female43%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students68%
Female62%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 84% 74%
Asian 7% 6%
Black 5% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 15%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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5580 170th St West
Farmington, MN 55024
Phone: (651) 460-1800

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