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Washington Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 394 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2011

My daughter has spent 2 years at Washington Elementary and we have been very happy with the school! The teacher's that she has had have been fabulous, I can't speak for the other teachers since I do not know but so far so good! I also seen the principal playing hopscotch one morning with some kids! :) It is a great atmosphere and the kids all seem excited and happy to be there! I was a bit unhappy with the adjusting of teachers and the sizes of the classrooms have gone up a bit more since cutting back the number of teachers... Also I have dealt a lot with the office/nurses office because my daughter was quite ill last year and they have all been very nice and helpful for the most part. Only once I can recall them answering the phone and being a bit crabby towards me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

I am a parent of two children in Washington school. They have been there two years and we have worked with four different teachers. Everyone of them is excellent. The rest of the staff are great too. I can't see my kids going anywhere else. They were in the private system prior to this and our experience is much better now. The office staff is great too. There heve been some changes over the past two years and now they are going in the right direction.
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Posted January 18, 2005

My Child has attended this Washington foe 2 years and the teachers are very nice and care about the students. I have a good relationship with my daughter teachers. The staff in the office are really rude, when you call in for your childern or for any other reason. If it was not for the teachers being so nice I would pull my child out of the 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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students92%
Female90%
Male96%
Black83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
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%
Female88%
Male94%
Black73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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

Reading

All Students90%
Female100%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant90%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

50 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 60% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
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

All Students83%
Female87%
Male81%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students71%
Female87%
Male65%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant71%
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 Students80%
Female77%
Male85%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
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 Students65%
Female64%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students69%
Female65%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant69%

Science

All Students49%
Female44%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant49%
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 72% 73%
Black 16% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Two or more races 3% 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 44%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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