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Lake Harriet Upper School

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Posted May 24, 2014

This 4-8th grade school has just won the MN School of Excellence Award, along with Lake Harriet Lower Campus. It has a new administrative team that is bringing new energy and ideas to the school. It is one of only 2 schools in MPS with a STEM teacher, let alone one that provides hands on STEM curriculum for all grade levels. Lake Harriet Upper has students every year going to state in spelling, math, robotics and history day competitions. It has a strong community support that provides some of the extra curricular opportunities for students. Great staff and a very close community where people really know and care about students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2014

I take issue with an earlier post stating GT kids get most of the attention at LH. Since big staff turnover commencing about 04, where prior, GT kids did seem to be on a limited track for being pulled out for enrichment (mostly arts in Kindergarten & first few early grades), enrichment outside the classroom in MPS and SPPS in general, all but halted in favor of enrichment WITHIN the classroom (not effective) and mass move toward No Child Left Behind teaching to the the test (cognitive, static, rote ). Kids have graduated not getting GT services since lower campus except for self-directed accelerated math. GT is not just advantaged children, it is a way of processing material (enhanced tactile, creative or kinetic experiences) and some emotional components as well. Without differentiation, everyone across the learning spectrum suffers including teachers and their ability to deal. Having had more than one at LH for many years, the school has spiraled downward. Much of its praise is residual from an earlier time. LH lost its authentic child centered focus hitting rock bottom in about 09. My oldest in middle school experienced little to none! Submitted by a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2013

Lake Harriet has excellent teachers, impressive parent- administration cooperation and solid administrators. My children are getting a very good education in an environment with a strong sense of community with thoughtful priorities placed on learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2012

This school is over-rated! The administration is disorganized, distant and seems burned out. There is no sense of joy inside the halls of this school, and no real sense of community either. An earlier reviewer nailed it by calling the atmosphere of LHCS dysfunctional and cold. While there are a handful of good teachers, most seem to be going through the motions, and some seem to actually dislike children! Bullying and discrimination seem to be embedded in the culture of this school. It takes a lot more than high test scores to make a good school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2011

This is a high quality school. The teachers are excellent. It sets high standards and helps kids meet them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2011

It has a negative feel to it, and it is a dis-functional environment. Especially for 6th, 7th, 8th grades. Especially hard on boys. Boys are often treated like criminals. Some of the teachers are ok- but stresssed. And, some teachers are just awful. I really felt like there were a few teachers that absolutely hated the students and other staff. The principal's approach to everything is stuck in 1950. She has created an angry, screwed up environment. The school has gotten worse in the last 8 years. I agree with the other comments concerning favoritism to certain kids, depending on who their parents are. There is a small group of parents that have way too much power.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2011

LHCS has a group of very involved parents but I am not sure this is good for the students or the district at large. The principal needs to be reminded that this is a public school. I have personally witnessed teachers letting certain children get away with things based on who their parents are. Bullying and bragging is a real problem at LHCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2011

I think the learning is wonderful and the kindness is amazing. I found the school to meet all of my requirements because it went above and beyond in every way.


Posted April 8, 2011

Great school. The quality of the academics is top-notch. My child was very adequately prepared for a rigorous load of honors and AP classes at Southwest High School by attending Lake Harriet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2011

We left this school with bad memories. I felt many of the staff acted like the school was only meant for certain kinds of families. Even the principal said the school was not a good match for us - despite our tax dollars! Heaven forbid if a average child takes away from a 'gifted' child's education. My son scored above 95% in math and reading but was never seen as intelligent because we didn't fit into the elitist culture. Much of the 'parent involvement' is really fraternizing with teachers. Despite a lot of token gestures there is very little cultural competency at this school. I feel my son's current school has a better curriculum and better teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2009

Lake Harriet's high test scores appear to be more a result of involved parents than anything else. The school is overcrowded, impersonal, and badly managed. There are some caring people at this school but many teachers appear to be counting the days until retirement. Often decisions are made to accommodate the staff rather than the students. I look forward to the 2010-2011 school year when there may actually be racial diversity. Maybe the school changes will provide Lake Harriet s complacent staff with some of the challenges other Minneapolis schools face every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Lake Harriet is a school that the parents really love and support. It has high standards for kids learning. The student body is diverse. The teachers are fantastic and dedicated to student learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Lake Harriet really prepares children for High School and beyond. The teachers are great, and I'm proud to support them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

We've had three students at Lake Harriet for the past 10 years, and sadly have seen the school slide. Budget cuts and change in leadership have lead to low moral in staff. We've lost many wonderful teachers. Bullying is a problem. Very little extra curricular. Perhaps the new principal can bring back the luster, but it may be hard with her now less than stellar staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Lake Harriet is absolutely slipping. Coming from a personal source I know how Lake Harriet really is. Some teachers are very inpatient and do not help the children at all. Also they do not let children express there selves and the extra curricular could use some work. I give LHCS one star.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 7, 2009

Sending Ann Wade to Pratt was good for Pratt (Tuttle/Pratt test scores and school advocacy fell deep under past Principal Ellen Murphy) but question the benefit of the switch for Harriet especially in light of economy and MPS budget cuts. Murphy basically waiting to retire and passive aggressive style. Harriet needs to stay alert for resources. I worry about economy on the middle school which can lack in comparison to Harriet K-6.


Posted January 15, 2009

Amazing school, the teachers are amazing the students are very well behaved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2009

Don't be fooled by the neighborhood buzz -- Lake Harriet Community School is slipping. I have three children there, and the changes from when my oldest to youngest attended are dramatic and disheartening. They have lost many excellent educators who have been replaced with in some cases, barely adequate teachers. They've lost many extra curricular programs. The middle school is perhaps the weakest program. No choice, no accelerated or advanced coursework. One of my kids had the same social studies and language arts teacher for all three years. They still boast high test scores -- but that's residual. Unless they change soon, you'll start to see them drop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2004

LHCS has a very active parent community and a great group of kids. The only challenge to the school is dealing with funding cuts from the state.
—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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

112 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

121 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

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 69% in 2010.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
74%

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

Reading

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students94%
Female95%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant94%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant95%
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%
Female92%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
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

Reading

All Students92%
Female93%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-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 Students96%
Female96%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant96%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

147 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 71% in 2013.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
79%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

95 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

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

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

All Students89%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Reading

All Students78%
Female80%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-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 Students85%
Female88%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students79%
Female81%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%
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 Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students89%
Female92%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Science

All Students81%
Female82%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
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-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 Students79%
Female79%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
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

Math

All Students85%
Female83%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students87%
Female89%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
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-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%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students76%
Female68%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%

Science

All Students68%
Female53%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%
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 84% 73%
Black 6% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 11%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • School psychologist
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mary Ryncheck
Fax number
  • (612) 668-3320

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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4912 Vincent Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55410
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