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Alice Smith Elementary School

Public | PK-6 | 639 students

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Posted June 3, 2014

The principal here is just plain awesome! He really cares about the kids. The teachers are top notch. Our third grade teacher was the best! She made learning fun and she wants to be there. Parent involvement is very good. Parents go above and beyond to help out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2014

I am a parent at Alice Smith Elementary. We are extremely happy with the school and the education our children receive. The principal is top notch. She knows each child by name, greets them warmly, and really makes them feel like they belong. The staff is excellent. They really seem to like where they are. They are enthusiastic, love the kids and love teaching. We are very pleased with the small class sizes (20, 21 in kindergarten). I also appreciate the way the teachers collaborate and support each other. There are great evening events that focus on academics, such as family engineering night and the Imagination Fair. We are also pleased with the Gifted and Talented program and teacher. Lots of individual attention and support. We are very pleased with the warm, caring community where each child is encouraged to do their best. We love the diversity of Alice Smith. It's a beautiful school with beautiful children. Another great aspect of the school is the involvement and support of the community. Everyday there are caring adults who work with students on an individual basis. We are extremely happy to belong to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2013

Alice Smith is full of caring, hard-working teachers, and students who feel the community support around them. We love it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

I agree with the reviews posted in 2003-2005. It was a great school with a great principle and teachers. Unfortunately, this district is mismanaged on monetary and overall focus. The good teachers can not continue to make up the difference. As an example we know that they are only getting through 8 of 12 Units in Math while neighboring districts finish all 12. Test scores show this. We regrettable seen great decline in the past 4 years and pulled both of our elementary age children out to go to another district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2005

I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with Alice Smith. The teachers, principal and programs are A1! Kurt Nordess really DOES know all the kids by name, and he couldn't be a nicer man. I'm beyond impressed with my 4th grader's experience there and am looking forward to sending my kindergartener in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

I love how this school welcomed my special needs daughter with open arms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

Our second child is entering 4th grade this fall. We love AS. Kurt Nordness is an excellent principal...reacts well to a crisis. Knows all the kids by name. They have good programs for gifted children so they do not get bored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2004

My son entered Alice Smith below his reading level in 2nd grade, he started 3rd grade at the proper level and began 4th grade above his reading level. The teachers are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2003

Excellant school! I have had three children attend this school, and all three have had a wonderful experience there. They are well prepared for middle school and high school. The teachers are fantastic. I highly recommend this school


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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%

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 69% in 2010.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

85 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
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 Students62%
Female60%
Male64%
Black55%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant62%
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 Students58%
Female75%
Male45%
Black53%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant58%
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 Students82%
Female84%
Male78%
Black74%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant82%
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%
Female90%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not 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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

67 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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%
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

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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 Students53%
Female54%
Male51%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students43%
Female45%
Male41%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic4%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant43%
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 Students66%
Female52%
Male78%
Black68%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant66%

Reading

All Students45%
Female36%
Male53%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English51%
Not 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 Students42%
Female47%
Male39%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students63%
Female84%
Male49%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant63%

Science

All Students31%
Female34%
Male30%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English31%
Not 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 Students49%
Female47%
Male51%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant49%

Reading

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant62%
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 48% 73%
Black 21% 9%
Hispanic 20% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 56%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • MMR Reward School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Hmong
  • Other
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:30 am
School end time
  • 4:05 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:45 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Jody De St Hubert
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (952) 988-4195

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Reggio Emilia
  • STEM
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Hmong
  • Other
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Counseling
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Flag football
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
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  • Alice Smith Elementary School staff is committed to excellence and equity for every student, every day. We work as partners with families to create a safe and innovative learning environment for our students. Our entire community is united in their commitment to help each child in their efforts to succeed.
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801 Minnetonka Mills Rd
Hopkins, MN 55343
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Phone: (952) 988-4200

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