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Salem Hills Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 312 students

 

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Posted January 22, 2014

Wonderful School! My oldest son went there for Kindergarten in 2011/2012. The next year we moved, so he switched school districts. I hated it. They were nothing like Salem. So although we still live out of district, I drive him everyday to Salem. And now his little brother is in Kindergarten at Salem and I love it! They are so dedicated to their students. The staff is great! I am very pleased with the school all around!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2012

Not a good experience at all for my child's first year there to many issues poor communication.however nice principal just wish she would of been around more.Had any meetings with the district on safety issues and nothing was done not safe at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2011

My son is at Salem Hills because my daughter is in their Atheneum program- it is not our home school. While we love the homey, small-school feel of Salem Hills, the teaching outside of the gifted program ranges from excellent to sub-par. We are getting a new principal this year, and I sincerely hope she can help turn things around. My son's scores actually fell during second grade in reading and math- mainly because his teacher didn't know how to manage a large group of students. Without strong principal leadership in the past, inexperienced and lower-quality teachers were hired to cover increasing numbers of students enrolled. We are hoping to see improvements with a new principal.
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
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

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

58 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male67%
Black46%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant66%
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 Students65%
Female91%
Male46%
Black46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant65%
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 Students64%
Female64%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English70%
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students57%
Female64%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students61%
Female68%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant61%
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 Students47%
Female49%
Male46%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students37%
Female33%
Male42%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant37%
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%
Female68%
Male48%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students67%
Female91%
Male46%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students38%
Female57%
Male23%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant38%
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 53% 73%
Hispanic 21% 7%
Black 10% 9%
Two or more races 9% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
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 46%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jean Vogel
Fax number
  • (651) 306-7321

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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