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Cedar Island Elementary School

Public | PK-3 | 489 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2012

I've been extremely disappointed with Cedar Island. They spend more time dealing with behavior issues, than teaching. My son was bored a lot and not challenged. As a parent volunteer, i was appalled by the way his teacher behaved. The before and after school program is filled with people who seem to prefer to socialize rather than interact with the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2009

We are satisfied with this school. My son is learning pretty good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2008

I have been impressed with the dedication of the staff at Cedar Island. I was always warmly greeted by the office staff, found the principal easy to talk to, the volunteer coordinator super to work with, and the teachers well prepared, hard working and they made learning fun for our children. attenCedar Island.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

Teachers care about every student and frequently communicate personally with families. My kids feel safe at CI and have never expressed feeling unsafe, bullied or treated unfairly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2005

Having transferred my child in from a public elementary in another state, I find Cedar Island subpar. Even though the test scores are good, the curriculum is not nearly as challenging as what we experienced in other public schools. ALOT MORE could be accomplished. Yes, the school is older and that's okay but aesthetically, the school is poor and not well maintained at all. Crazy when you consider the high property taxes in the area. They boast that they have alot of parent involvement but volunteers are used for fun stuff and not for projects that could help boost the curriculum and learning experience. This might be a top public elementary in Minnesota but from personal experience, this school doesn't even compare to some public schools outside of Minnesota.
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Posted April 3, 2005

All my chilren have gone to cedar island and i think it is a great school. They really have good teachers and the counselor there is great. Although there is this one teacher that i do not like at all, the teachers are very educational and helpful. It is right by oak view and that school is much nicer and newer than cedar island. The school does not have air conditioning in yet, they installed it last summer but it is not working yet. All students will be going to maple grove junior high school in there 7th year in school unless you have open enrolled. Cedar island is a great school to put your children in.
—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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
87%
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%
Female90%
Male81%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students65%
Female77%
Male53%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%
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 79% 74%
Black 7% 9%
Two or more races 6% 2%
Asian 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:10 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Daniel Wald
Fax number
  • (763) 315-7680

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Maple Grove, MN 55369
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