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North Park Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 425 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2013

I have one daughter in second grade this year and am excited for my second daughter to start preschool tomorrow. I feel so lucky to live in the boundaries for this school, they have done an excellent job keeping my daughter interested in learning by moving her up in grade lessons without taking her away from her age group by moving her to the higher grade classes. The only complaint I've had is they had trouble with the bus company last year, not exactly the schools fault, but thankfully they changed company's for this year and so far no major problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2012

This is a good school, especially under the current principal. I feel he has added a lot to the school and encouraged the teachers to do well. I think they could change their sign more often outside the building to better communicate to the parents, but I also appreciate the weekly notes they send that has the important information on it. My son is doing very well in kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2010

My son started Kindegarten this year and I must say I am not impressed with N. Park thus far. They lost my son on the first day of school due to a lack of communication about his busing route. He has been hassled and even struck on the playground and I never heard a word of it. He mis behaved at his first ever field trip and I didnt learn of it until days later at the conference with his teacher. I was blindsided to learn of my sons lack of participation in class and unwillingness to try at the conference. ( These are things I feel should have been brought to my attention much sooner) I learn of the date of both of my conferences the day of!!! Perhaps I am being to expectant but i trust my son to them for 8 hours a day 5 days a week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

North Park is a great school that offers students an opportunity to learn in a variety of authentic ways. Reading takes place in a Reader's Workshop, where students learn what 'real readers' do on a daily basis: questioning, predicting, making connections, forming mental images, inferring, etc. Students are able to select a variety of texts to read independently at their 'Just Right' level. Writer's Workshop allows students to explore their creativity with language as they write about small moments in their own lives. Science is taught in classrooms and in the unique science lab, led by the school science specialist. The science curriculum is hands-on and experiment rich. Finally, the math curriculum is rigorous, yet filled with fun games that help students better understand the concepts in a hands-on way. Students receive a rich curriculum and learn skills that will benefit them long after their time in elementary school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2008

I once went to this school and it was some of the greatest years of my life. It has great programs for students to sign up for and it has great education! :)
—Submitted by a student


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 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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

72 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

57 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
31%
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 Students64%
Female61%
Male67%
Black69%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students60%
Female71%
Male51%
Black21%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant60%
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 Students63%
Female66%
Male60%
Black58%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant63%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

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

All Students48%
Female45%
Male50%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students31%
Female29%
Male32%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant31%
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 Students57%
Female53%
Male61%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant57%

Reading

All Students45%
Female45%
Male46%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant45%
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 Students49%
Female48%
Male50%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant49%

Reading

All Students48%
Female56%
Male42%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant48%

Science

All Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant54%
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 39% 74%
Black 28% 9%
Hispanic 23% 7%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Asian 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 67%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Jeff Cacek
Fax number
  • (763) 528-4307

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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5575 Fillmore St NE
Fridley, MN 55432
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