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Burroughs Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted August 9, 2005

My child is entering the fifth grade this fall. So far our experience at Burroughs has been good. Our teachers have been good to outstanding. The facility is beautiful, and the parent community is strong and active. One of the best public elementary schools in Minneapolis.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Burroughs is a great school! I have had three children there the past eleven years and I couldn't be happier with their elementary education. We have never pushed for any certain teachers for our children and have been delighted with every one of our childrens' teachers. The style of teaching is fairly traditional with a classroom orientation, however teachers do work in teams to teach certain areas where the children move to different classrooms. There is tremendous parental involvement which enriches the school with additional arts, music and other programs. Test scores are high and our children have been prepared well for middle school and high school. This is probably why students have transferred into Burroughs from surrounding private schools and suburban schools. If you desire a school that stresses basic elementary education along with art, music and phy ed you will most likely love Burroughs Community School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

Burroughs has a beautiful new building and three terrific teachers, Mrs. Fee, Mr. Janssen, Mr. Peterson, with the rest being average to awful. School has lots of parent involvement and is not a bad school. I would strongly caution any parents who are not looking for a very traditional, rigid environment, because that's what you get at Burroughs. And if your child has any learning difficulties (not requiring special ed, but some difficulties) Burroughs will not be particularly helpful. There are many other schools where creativity and flexibility are more valued than at Burroughs!
—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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

144 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

110 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
65%

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

Reading

All Students92%
Female94%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English96%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English88%
Not 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 Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant88%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

134 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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 60% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not 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 Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students78%
Female81%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant75%

Science

All Students73%
Female69%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant73%
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%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Black 6% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 14%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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