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Bluff View Elementary School

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Posted September 16, 2009

The staff and the students are AMAZING!! You can feel the positive spirit as you walk through the halls. Everyone is there for the same reason - to learn and aspire into greatness!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

BV is a warm and caring place for students. Every teacher and support staff person there has a genuine interest and caring for the students. They truly try to help each student succeed to the best of their ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

my son started kinder not speaking much english and his kindergarden teacher was great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2008

Bluff View Elementary has a wonderful energetic teaching staff that truly cares about the well being and success of their students! I would give this school a 10!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 2, 2004

Bluff View is awesome! My daughter is doing really good in this school. The teachers are wonderful. She has been in Bluff View since second grade. I like the fact that the teachers are very helpful and there is many programs to benefit my daughter. I am so glad she is at Bluff View. The small class size is a plus. I am so happy we moved to a town where the school is excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This school is great in the fact that it has many extra activities. The kids can do sports all year long. It is also great that they have child care before and after school. Most of the teachers are great and they help all of the learning abilities. They have a great special education curriculum. I am glad in live in this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

100 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
74%

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 69% in 2010.

102 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

95 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
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%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant80%
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%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
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.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

102 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
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 Students82%
Female87%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students66%
Female72%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant66%
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 Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students55%
Female67%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students54%
Female57%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Science

All Students57%
Female46%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant57%
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 Students59%
Female51%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students60%
Female62%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant60%
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 96% 73%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 2%
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 32%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jim Borgschatz
Fax number
  • (651) 345-2781

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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