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Beacon Academy Charter School

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Posted April 7, 2014

Beacon Academy is a great school for all students. There is a good SE department, and the teachers are all very helpful and caring. This school has high academic standards and achievements. The social situation is very welcoming to everyone.


Posted October 19, 2013

I pulled my chlld out of this school because of severe bullying. They gave no consequences tothe bully. School does not howhow to dealwiththis topic. Also,not much help academically..beware....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

Beacon charter school is a great place for a child to learn facts and how to be a helpful community member. Our kids started attending Beacon in Fall of 2012. My kids have enjoyed full day kindergarten at no extra cost to us. Beacon Academy has chose to give all Kindergarten students a full day to give them a good start their first year. The best part of Beacon is the parent involvement that all parents commit to. The parent involvement and volunteering helps the teachers and administration to include the parents in the important job of raising a child mentally and socially.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

We won the lottery when we got in to Beacon Academy. We've been so pleased with the teachers, staff., Great communication from the office, the principals, the teaching staff. I'd recommend this school whole heartedly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2013

I go to this school and i'm going to 8th grade next year and all I have to say is: It is terrible for socially awkward kids. Let me explain, all the teachers are very direct and blunt when telling me something bad and they are ALL very insensitive to me, especially the old SS teacher and the OS teacher are absolutely the most insensitive teachers I have ever know. If your child has a social disorder do not send them to this school they WILL feel alone, and they WILL feel very awkward there.


Posted January 29, 2013

Overall, this is a very nice school with a welcoming community feel. Class sizes are not too big. The administration, office staff, nurse, and lunch staff are all great. The teachers tend to be younger and less experienced, but they all seem to genuinely care about kids. Most families live in Maple Grove or Plymouth, so out-of-school activities (family get-togethers, Barnes & Noble night, etc.) tend to be held in those towns. The school is trying to add a 9th grade, and possibly expand to a full high school. Some cons: There is not a lot of differentiation for elementary students. They say math is accelerated by a full grade level for the younger grades, but it only seems to be partially so. As with any public school, there is a strong focus on testing. There is no technology in the classrooms (i.e., no smartboards, iPads, or laptops), but kids go to technology class once a week, which partly serves as a weekly testing time. The volunteer commitment requested of families is helpful to the school but hard for parents who work full-time to fulfill.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2008

Although the school is in it's 5th year, it is still working out some kinks, like a permanent location. I like the community feel of Beacon, and the parent involvement. I like that the teachers have a plan, but can veer off if the students have a particular interest in the topic they are covering. So far, my child has really been enjoying all of it, the maps, science, music, spanish. In her 2nd year, they're covering more math, Phy Ed and art as well, and I believe they'll get deeper into Character Education this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2008

Our son started in kindergarden at Beacon and will be in 2nd grade in the fall. The staff is very responsive to parent concerns. In addition to applying the core body of knowledge the school stresses good citizenship values. We are very happy with his progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My child goes to kindergarden at Beacon academy.The things I like most about the school are their character education,communication of the school with parents and every day spanish teaching.My daughter loved the spanish teacher and within a week she picked up the language and was telling me all the colors in spanish.last but not the least is they have a school uniform which helps them to keep focus more on academics.They have chess club,gymnastics and art classes.Also provide good hot lunches.Get home work every day of course not on weekends.I like the core curriculum which they follow.Over all the school is good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

We have 3 children in Beacon Academy, having transferred in 2 years ago from a private religious school. My wife and I have been very happy with the academics (Core Knowledge) in terms of structure and rigor as well as the quality of the teaching. Most of the children in our neighborhood attend our local public schools and, although the local schools are some of the best in the state (Wayzata) we feel that our children are getting a better education at Beacon. We have been particularly please with the math program (Saxon Math). The math programs other schools tend to use (whole math, Chicago math) tend to confuse most students. We are also happy with the sense of community at Beacon. The teachers and administrators are good at keeping us updated on what is going on at school and seem genuinely interested in our childrens' performance.
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

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 64% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
71%
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 59% in 2010.

38 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

35 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
47%
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%
Female87%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
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

Reading

All Students81%
Female74%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students90%
Female89%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-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

Reading

All Students78%
Female85%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant78%
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%
Female88%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students74%
Female69%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

48 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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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 56% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 59% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
35%
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 Students86%
Female75%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students71%
Female79%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-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 Students81%
Female80%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students62%
Female72%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant62%
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 Students66%
Female58%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students68%
Female63%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students65%
Female56%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
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

Math

All Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students61%
Female62%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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 Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%
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%
Female67%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students63%
Female71%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%

Science

All Students55%
Female50%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 81% 73%
Black 9% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 17%N/A37%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (763) 416-3682

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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9060 Zanzibar Lane North
Maple Grove, MN 55311
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Phone: (763) 546-9999

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