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Posted July 16, 2013

We love this school. My daughter just finished her second year and her Spanish skills are amazing. She was reading in Spanish and English before she finished kindergarden. The staff are great and parents are really excited about the school which makes for a great community feel. Very pleased with the diverse education and positive environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

The teachers are the best. They are so helpful. My child went there from K to 1st. And she loved it so much. The teachers helped us see that Spanish specking was not the best for my child right now and they helped move her to another school close by. I loved it when all her teachers said that they are really going to miss her. The staff as very helpful also. They get to know you and your child. They make it feel like an small town. Everyone knows everyone. I do hope to send my son there. Just an big thanks the Sra. Anderson you are the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

Windom is a grate school, a perfect place for Spanish and non-Spanish specking kids to share and learn each other languages and cultures. This is my daughter second year in Windom and she loved it. The staff is great; the teachers all speak Spanish well and they are culturally competent. Estuardo Montero
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2007

I love Windom I use to go there from 1st to 4th grade and I loved it from the teachers to friends and everything in between if I had a change to go back I would love to. It's so different than the school I go to now. I love how we ate lunch, went to gym, did classes, actives, how we got treated and everything. My favorite teachers were: Becky and Mrs. Irani. I'm sad that they left and went to other schools along with me I made a big move from there to Brooklyn Park.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 16, 2006

My daughter attends Windom in the Dual Spanish Immersion program and loves it. The parents are very active with the school, the teachers care a lot about the kids and she is learning in Spanish and English which has proven to be an academic boost to children. Windom is a wonderfully diverse school with an excellent staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

My son is is finishing kindergarten at Windom Open school. We chose the school because of its Spanish immersion program, though our family speaks only English. It's best to learn another language as a child, and complete dual fluency will be very valuable. I volunteered a little in the class and know that the kindergarten and first grade teachers are excellent. Our son has been doing very well, and other students are progressing. Some children are much less prepared for school than others. Kindergarten starts with English and Spanish spoken (many sentences are stated in both languages) with more Spanish spoken over the school year. The Spanish reading class is taught at three skill levels, so children can progress appropriately. Counting and using math is common in class. Art and gym classes are during alternate weeks in kindergarten. English is emphasized in third grade, so reading English at home is helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2005

My daughter started the Immersion Kindergarten class this past year and she loved it. She has not only gained friends of a variety of cultural backgrounds but has learned to appreciate other languages as well. She is aware that there is more than just the English language and is curious about other cultural events/activities as well. Her teacher was fantastic! All of the children have all learned so much Spanish this past year. This summer my daugther expressed how much she misses hearing Spanish. I think that is one of the biggest compliments to their program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2004

Both of my daughters came to Windom Open School and I feel that they have gotten a great education in their time at windom. They have both gained life long friends from windom, and learned so much from the teachers. There was only a brief time when I wasnt happy with the school, but that was only because of a principal, and she ended up leaving the following year. Windom was a great experience for both of my daughters, and I think the Dual-Immersion program that will be added this coming year will be a great addition to the school.
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Posted July 15, 2004

All three of my kids are either attending Winom Open or have attended and graduated. My oldest loved Windom and has enjoyed all of her 9 years spent there and has been like a second home for her. She has made many friends and has learned so much. The teachers are great, and the atmosphere is wonderful. My second youngest is attending Windom and so far she loves it too. I've heard they are adding a new program. The Dual-Immersion program which I think will be great for the kids. I hope my two daughters will experience what my oldest has, and all is well in the future.
—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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

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

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
51%
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

36 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
8%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant65%
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%
Blackn/a
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English100%
Not 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 Students58%
Female58%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant58%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 71% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
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

All Students50%
Female63%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant50%

Reading

All Students44%
Female52%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant44%
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 Students64%
Female70%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students43%
Female47%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant43%
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 Students54%
Female52%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students51%
Female57%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant51%

Science

All Students47%
Female46%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant47%
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
Hispanic 51% 7%
White 36% 73%
Black 8% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 52%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5821 Wentworth Ave South
Minneapolis, MN 55419
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