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Jordan Elementary School

Public | PK-4 | 654 students

 

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Posted May 14, 2010

This school is a joke, if I could give it a ZERO I would. Cutbacks and no money, mean no field trips for students. Parents report problems to the school and it literally takes them 6 months to send out a paper to alert other parents of the ongoing situation. If I had known it was going to be like this I would have found another school for my child. They are failing in the no child left behind and have NO quality challenge courses for those who excel. The Stars program is a joke!- barely 1 child from each class can particpate. There is no way I will keep my child at this school next year!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Great teachers, healthy lunch and snack program, Blessings in a Backpack for students in need to bring home a backpack full of food each weekend, Distinguished Principal of the Year for Minnesota (Stacy DeCorsey), the SMART room for learning while exercising, SMARTboards in most classrooms (working on getting them into all of the classrooms) and too much more to mention!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I am very happy with the quality of educaiton that my son is receiving in his second grade classroom. His teacher is very kind and has been an inspiration to my son. This school really seems to care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

My daughter needed some extra help with her speech and language skills and since our insurance would not provide us with the funding to get her a speech thearpist we ended up enrolling her in Preschool class here in Jordan. I am now so thankful that we did for the teachers and the other staff members are second to none and I firmly believe this program/school is 5 times better than any private program out on the market. Again the staff is so caring and professional plus the daily updates on activities let you know everything that your child did that day really helps keep you involved as a parent and it also helps the child with their memory retention of what she did earlier today. A pure A+
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Posted January 22, 2007

I have been very impressed with Jordan Elem. The faculity and environment is wonderful. I am impressed with the new healthy snack program they have introduced and they are trying to cut trans fat out of the hot lunches. They routinely practice lock downs and bad weather scenarios. The quality of the teachers and curriculum is fantastic and they welcome parent involvement in all aspects of the school and your child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

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 77% in 2010.

107 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students87%
Female88%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not 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 Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant83%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

132 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 Students72%
Female65%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students54%
Female52%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not 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

Math

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students62%
Female62%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
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 87% 73%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 9%
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 27%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Stacy Decorsey
Fax number
  • (952) 492-4446

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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815 Sunset Dr
Jordan, MN 55352
Phone: (952) 492-2336

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