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Basswood Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted March 12, 2014

Below Average are perfect words to describe this school. Below-Average lunches, below-average teachers, below-average buses, bullying, good Principal, but that's pretty much it.


Posted March 7, 2014

This was a great school! My teachers were nice, and it had a nice atmosphere. The one thing that I didn't like was the fact that we had to read health books that were 10 years old. If you're thinking about bringing your child here, I recommend it!


Posted September 10, 2013

My daughter started Basswood last year in first grade. We came from a very small, Catholic school in Colorado. We were initially concerned by the size of Basswood but the school seems very organized given all of the students. The parents seem very involved and have high expectations for their kids, which creates a culture of high achievement. The diversity also affords my daughter a great social arena that is comparable to the real world. She loves it there and told me yesterday that "school is fun!", which is what any parents want to hear!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

Basswood is a very strong school with an excellent principal and teaching staff. Our new principal Mr. Smith is a forward thinker and is bringing innovation and fun to our already strong school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

I think that Basswood is an incredible school. It has given me many different opportunities to get involved, such as Fuel up to Play 60, Student Council, Orchestra, and programs like that. Our principal is amazing, and has made many positive changes to our school. Parents are involved, and the teachers are great. I think that Basswood is an incredible school.


Posted April 5, 2013

This school has bug infestations, teachers that don't have any understanding for home situations, and inedible lunches, students that don't follow rules and don't get yelled at, and good students getting yelled at. The principal is five stars, but nothing else at this school is
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

There are ant infestations of ants in the walls. I find it disgusting. One day, a teacher was debating for 20 minutes colored pencils vs markers instead of giving more class time. The lunches are usually inedible. The principal and the esp are the lone bright lights in the school. They bring inspiration and leadership to Basswood. And another thing. My son is bullied on the bus and the bus driver does squat to stop it. A big problem not happening on other buses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

My two kids attending Basswood elementary. Earlier they were attending a leading school in Wayzata. They feel overall quality is greater than Wayzata.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2010

Just walk through the halls at Basswood and you will see that involved families and caring teachers are what make this school a standout. As one parent mentioned, the district is often judged as a whole. But Basswood is a community of high learning that is second to none in Maple Grove. Our kids are getting a fantastic education and school test results reflect that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2010

I have had at least one child at Basswood since 2002 and I absolutetly love this school. The teachers we have had are fantastic and so is the principal! People that choose to open enroll before giving this school a chance are missing out. The district is judged as whole, but there are certainly some shining stars out there in the Osses district and this school is one of them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2010

Classrooms are large. 4th grade is 34-35 students per class. Concerns growing over too many students. If you child is below or above the curve they may not receive the best attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

I don't find the school to be either very welcoming or caring... it is just too big. I will say we loved our Kindergarten teacher this year, but we will be leaving the school due to budget cuts and a general disaray of the school district. I wouldn't enroll any of my children in Osseo schools in the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

This school is not challenging for children that are High Potential. We open enroll to Wayzata- besides smaller class sizes, their high school offers much more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2006

I am in 6 th Grade in the school year of 2006-2007 and my teacher is Michelle Arbeiter. She is a very good teacher and I think that this school is 5 star school out of 5 stars.
—Submitted by a student


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 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

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

137 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
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

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

137 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

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 Students87%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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

Reading

All Students81%
Female85%
Male77%
Black25%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
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%
Female93%
Male94%
Black92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-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

Reading

All Students91%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

139 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

140 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
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 Students85%
Female79%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students77%
Female75%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male83%
Black56%
Asian95%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students57%
Female58%
Male54%
Black33%
Asian47%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities59%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male59%
Black8%
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students76%
Female86%
Male66%
Black50%
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students61%
Female60%
Male61%
Black17%
Asian74%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%
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%
Female83%
Male82%
Black53%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Black53%
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 75% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Black 7% 9%
Hispanic 4% 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 11%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Maple Grove, MN 55311
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