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West Side Elementary School

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Posted August 6, 2010

I will say that the experience my family has had at this school has been horrifying. My son was allowed to sleep at his desk with a 103 fever, and not sent to the nurse. The secretary staff is extremely grumpy and down right rude. His own teacher told me she had a hard time controlling the bad behavior of the class (which, should be a good indicator). I am a teacher myself, and have refused to send my children back there. The principal is shared between two schools, and doesn't even show up for special education meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2008

I and my child love the staff at west side
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

The first thing you will notice when you look at this school, is it's age. I belive it was built in 1948. Sometimes, I go into the school in the summer. All the doors are open, along with the windows, yet, it still feels like 85 F Degrees. The worst about this school is some of the teachers. The lunches were normally somewhat bad. However, I really liked the playground. There is a huge open space for ehatever you want, some of the playground equipment is about 5 years old, and the neat thing is they have a Little Red School House from the 30's or so. If you were to put your son in this school, be carefully, mainly on some teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

160 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%

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

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male78%
Black64%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners70%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male70%
Black39%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English80%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

150 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 71% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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 Students59%
Female55%
Male62%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students57%
Female56%
Male57%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English64%
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 Students58%
Female66%
Male51%
Black35%
Asian36%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students51%
Female55%
Male47%
Black18%
Asian18%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant51%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 67% 73%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Black 12% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 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 45%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Heidi Critchley
Fax number
  • (507) 537-6966

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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500 South 4th St
Marshall, MN 56258
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