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Lyndale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 495 students

 

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Posted June 30, 2014

We love Lyndale, our neighborhood school. My son just finished Kindergarten. His teacher was simply amazing -- highly skilled, able to manage and motivate a very diverse group of kids at lots of different academic levels and still be a lot of fun. I especially appreciate how hard she worked to make sure kids reading above grade level were also challenged. Very involved parents, a warm welcoming school for all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2012

We are so happy at Lyndale! My daughter started kindergarten this year and she loves her teacher and classmates. She is thoroughly engaged in her academics and is supported and challenged accordingly. We have a wonderful principal who gives her all and the teachers are amazing. There is a great sense of togetherness and a great attitude throughout this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 8, 2010

The city needs to spend more time watching this school. The teacher my child has is the worst teacher I have ever experienced. Very bossy and not nurturing at all. When I go into the building, I just get a depressed feeling. The school is behind on everything. Even school pictures are not taken until November.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2010

Both of my daughters love Lyndale Community School. Lyndale is a diverse urban school with strong leadership, a great teaching staff, and a high level of parent and community involvement. Lyndale is among MPS s highest performers in year-to-year academic achievement. Lyndale School provides a strong sense of community. Everyone feels welcome there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

Individualized teaching is what its all about. And a principal who gets to know each and every child and family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

Our principal provides excellent leadership for a school that is open and welcoming of all students. The teachers are especially talented at identifying each child's academic needs and providing differentiated instruction. Classes are small and diverse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Lyndale School is a wonderful, diverse school where all children and adults are held to high expectations, where learning is rich and deep, where success is evident.


Posted January 5, 2010

This is a great little school. The teachers are wonderful and the principal gives 110% on everything. It has a great community feel and is welcoming to everyone. My son is in their Autism program and he is thriving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

Lyndale is an excellent school with one of the best teaching staffs in the district. The community support and enthusiasm for the school is great !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2005

I have had two children at Lyndale, my son was there for 5 years and my daughter has been there 4 years. It has been a terrific school for our family. The teachers are committed and the students and families are involved. Great school.
—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.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2010.

34 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

49 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
14%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Black57%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant64%
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 Students55%
Female61%
Male48%
Black36%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners34%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant55%
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 Students54%
Female66%
Male38%
Black45%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English72%
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
24%
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 Students42%
Female46%
Male39%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant42%

Reading

All Students31%
Female44%
Male22%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant31%
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 Students51%
Female65%
Male38%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students40%
Female53%
Male27%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant40%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male41%
Black23%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant41%

Reading

All Students37%
Female39%
Male35%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant37%

Science

All Students29%
Female34%
Male21%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant29%
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
Black 53% 9%
White 28% 73%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 75%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Ossie Brooks James
Fax number
  • (612) 668-4010

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Arabic languages

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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312 West 34th St
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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