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Rush Creek Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted July 22, 2014

eh some people at this school r bullied and teachers don't really pay much attention to that.


Posted January 21, 2014

Teachers do an amazing job of caring and individualizing to meet each and every students' needs! Love it!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2013

Rush Creek Elementary does a terrific job with the students. Very engaging with the parents and community. great school, great people, and it was a great choice to send our son to this school for kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2013

My child flourished at this school and has lasting friendships with his classmates who still attend this school, but I removed him from this school because it teaches messages of racial inferiority without a second thought. When his second grade teachers showed video footage of dark skinned people being attacked by dogs, guns, bats, and water hoses, I knew it was time to remove him from this school. Because of this video, and a video showing light skinned children stating "I hate black people", my child spent Martin Luther King weekend of 2012 crying and in fear that the things shown in those videos could happen to him. Then later in that calendar year, my child learned in a lesson on the Olympics that "Marion Jones went to prison for putting drugs in her body", yet he couldn't tell us who Jesse Owens, Flo Jo, Michael Johnson, Carl Lewis, etc. are. Isn't it interesting that the one Olympic athlete of color about whom he learned is associated by this school with negativity? This is subtly teaching that dark skinned people are bad and inferior. Though we had a great first grade teacher here, Rush Creek overall is a huge disappointment regardless of how high its test scores may be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2012

Wonderful school! We have had 3 children spend all seven years at Rush Creek and have loved every part of the school. It is he best school in the Northwest! Well done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2011

This school is amazing...high degree of parental involvement and the teachers are great. It is basically a private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2009

As a parent of children who attend this school, I am not pleased. The standards for children are continuously lowered. If students are not meeting the schools expectations, complete subjects are removed from their curriculum. Rush Creek only teaches to the test to receive the funding, they have little concern for who my child is as a person or what is in their best interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2007

Rush Creek Elementary is a tough school. Their academic level is one of the highest. The teachers are great with their students,if they can't work with some of them on a one to one basis, they find a volunteer that will work with them. The teachers and staff show a great deal of concern for each one of their kids. This school puts a lot of effort in not only the kids but also the parents. This school does a great job on the safety and well being of each person that walks in to that school and is great about checking up on those who miss school. I am a proud parent who has been given all the resources the school has to offer my child to catch up on his learning and he has come along way since last year, because of the wonderful teachers that Rush Creek staffs. Thanks, Sincerely Lisa H.
—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.

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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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

135 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

158 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

134 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%
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 Students92%
Female96%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Not migrant96%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant93%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
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.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

152 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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 Students91%
Female95%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities83%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students75%
Female86%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant83%

Reading

All Students85%
Female94%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 Students91%
Female89%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant84%
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 82% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 4% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
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 8%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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