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Posted August 1, 2013

My son attended Field for 5th grade and I have to say he really enjoyed school a lot more since he didn't have to spend all day In one class with the same teacher. His grades were excellent and I feel as though the teachers care how he does and they care about his well being. My son was bullied by another student and the teachers helped to resolve the problem. The teachers also emailed me back If I had any questions or concerns about my son's assignments. This school has a lot to offer. The music program Is excellent and Ms Hotchkiss Is an excellent band teacher. Also, my son loved his science class, he had so much fun learning. I have so many great things to say and limited space... We are looking forward to 6th grade!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2013

Field school is a great school for my daughter, however not so much for my son who has learning disabilities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2012

Field has very engaged, dedicated teachers and staff, a very successful student population-test scores are routinely high- and more GT opportunities than any schools near it. The parent community is very engaged as well, but they tend to be quite a closed community that is wary of 'outsiders'. The students, while very motivated to learn and do well, are quite intolerant of other kids who value their individuality. This is definitely a Mean Girls school. Currently, I give Field 4 stars because of the student climate: it's hard for many to learn when you're not valued or respected by peers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Great teachers with passion, humor, and commitment. Excellent courses in music, science programs for girls, My daughter got the opportunity to go to Costa Rica with the GEMS (Girls in Engineering, Math, and Science) program in 6th grade. She thrives in the school environment. Field engages with parents and the community -- all this in a public school that's lost funding every year. They're the tops!
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Posted October 10, 2008

Field is an exemplary school in every aspect of the educational experience. 1. The administrative staff is incredible. As the first people to greet you on the campus it is wonderful that they are knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. 2. The teachers are very, very smart. They have strong content knowledge in their subject areas and have a deep understanding of how to educate the middle school child. 3. Field offers a wide range of extracurricular activities, has an incredible music & choir program and has a great before- and after school care program. 4. The principal is accessible and responsive to the needs of students, teachers and families. We send our kids out of our designated school district in order to send them to Field. We are so happy with our decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2004

Both our daughters attended Field School. They are now 24 & 19 years old. While they were students there, I was always impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the quality of the education they received.
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Posted May 30, 2003

Field was an okay school, my child loved the teachers but hated that they were treated like they were in 2nd grade. She was in the band program, she was in band for all four years she was there, and enjoyed every moment of it.


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 69% in 2010.

110 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

133 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

133 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

129 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

115 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

131 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male85%
Black70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male82%
Black61%
Hispanic91%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Not 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 Students80%
Female79%
Male81%
Black52%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant80%
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 Students84%
Female89%
Male81%
Black65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%
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 60% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

130 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

132 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 59% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
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

All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students73%
Female79%
Male68%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant73%

Science

All Students72%
Female67%
Male76%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%
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 Students72%
Female74%
Male70%
Black38%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male66%
Black42%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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

Math

All Students80%
Female83%
Male78%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students75%
Female77%
Male73%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male76%
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students70%
Female65%
Male76%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students66%
Female61%
Male71%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant66%
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 65% 73%
Black 19% 9%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 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 25%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Steve Norlin-Weaver
Fax number
  • (612) 668-3661

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School psychologist
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
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