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Lk Nokomis Community-Keewaydin Campus

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Posted June 20, 2012

I have two children in the school. Both are in very different places academically and I couldn't be more pleased with their education. My son has some special education requirements and the level of support he receives is wonderful. The specialists work closely with his teacher so that he doesn't miss out in important classroom instructions. The staff are very warm and supportive and my son has made great achievements with their help. My daughter is an advanced learner and is encouraged to strive for her best. I love that the students are together from k-8. It allows the students and families to develop strong bonds with others in the school. The staff do a wonderful job in transitioning the students from the lower campus and the upper campus. It was a seamless transition for both of our children. I also think the staff and principals are amazing. I love this school and highly recommend it to anyone who asked. For middle school parents the class sizes are very small and the students are very sheltered comapred to Sanford. There may not be as many extra circular activities availalbe but the atmosphere is well worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2012

Keewaydin--like its lower campus sibling, Wenonah--is a great school. The teachers are caring and talented, and the principal is awesome. The school has a nice, diverse student population, and my daughter loves it there. We moved from the suburbs, where she had attended a school that had every bell and whistle, and we were a bit apprehensive, at first, about the Lake Nokomis Community School (LNCS). But we're really happy with the education our kids are receiving. With the upcoming addition to Keewaydin, I predict that both schools will finally begin to receive the credit they have long deserved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2011

This little single story structure near a lake is a real gem. Top notch caring teachers. Stage zero school that has closed the achievement gap is arguably one of the best lower elementary schools in Minneapolis.


Posted March 2, 2009

Teachers and Principal are top notch, students completely respect them. Lots of great parental involvement and a bunch of great kids. My Daughter is excelling here, with the great support of staff and extra curricular activities. Needs more sporting teams/Parent Volunteers to help coach these kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2004

I have two daughters at Keewaydin. This is a wonderful school with excellent parent involvement. Because it's small, the kids get to really know each other and the staff is highly accountable. Academically, Keewaydin has consistently posted some of the highest test scores in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

I love this school. Principal Don is like no other. Teachers are great as well.
—Submitted by a parent


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 77% in 2010.

52 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

63 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students54%
Female50%
Male58%
Black59%
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students70%
Female65%
Male73%
Black43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black70%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant66%
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 Students76%
Female83%
Male70%
Black70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students69%
Female67%
Male72%
Black75%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant69%
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 71% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
28%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students50%
Female54%
Male44%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant50%
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 Students59%
Female54%
Male63%
Black45%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students44%
Female52%
Male39%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students34%
Female33%
Male34%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant34%
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 Students36%
Female39%
Male33%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant49%
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 Students38%
Female31%
Male45%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students39%
Female41%
Male36%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students43%
Female35%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students42%
Female42%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant42%

Science

All Students35%
Female33%
Male35%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant35%
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 45% 74%
Black 22% 9%
Hispanic 21% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 2%
Asian 3% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Jane Ellis
Fax number
  • (612) 668-4680

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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