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McKinley Elementary School

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Posted April 22, 2010

My family is in their second year at McKinley and my daughter just loves this school. All the teachers, principal, interim principal, secretaries, social worker, nurses are so wonderful. Mr. V. and Mr. E. always have a smile for everyone and greet all the kids by name. Everyone is so approachable and helpful. They all care for each student as an individual and show such patients, it is amazing as a parent to see it. The PTA is fantastic and do such fun things for the school and families. I can't say enough good things about this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2007

Our experiences at McKinley have been very positive. The staff encourages my child to do her best and to be her best. My thanks to the staff there!
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

147 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not 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 Students92%
Female96%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not 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.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

141 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

135 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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%
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%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students64%
Female67%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
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 Students87%
Female83%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant87%

Reading

All Students69%
Female73%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students74%
Female68%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 91% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 9%
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 16%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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