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Ramsey Fine Arts Elementary School

Public | K-8 | 1039 students

 

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Posted November 16, 2009

The staff seem to be very passionate. The love these kids and want them to succeed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

There are three reasons I love Ramsey. One is that it serves an ethnically diverse, largely inner-city, 'under-privileged' student population. Another is that it serves a high percentage of Latino students and approximately half the teaching staff is bilingual in Spanish, which provides an encouraging environment for students and families who primarily speak Spanish, as well as giving native English speakers the opportunity to learn Spanish. The other (and certainly not the least important) is that it offers a stringed instrument music program, required for students in grades one through five, and offered as an elective for grades six through eight. This program provides an incredible learning opportunity for all students, and especially for those who might not ever be offered such an experience otherwise. For fifteen years I have watched many students benefit from the small group instruction, a different kind of learning, and the joy of the music. Many students who otherwise struggle in school often gain a new sense of accomplishment with this program, and learn much about listening, focus, and working together as a group. Year after year, the program is threatened by budget cuts, as a 'secondary' or non-essential program. I want to see it continue to go strong and, more than ever, to be considered essential. It is one of the truly exceptional things about Ramsey of which I never tire of being a part.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

Watching kids of different backgrounds learn through performance i invaluable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

great staff. work hard to implement PBIS!


Posted September 24, 2007

My daughter started here as a Kindergartener. There are 27 kids in her classroom, and as near as I can tell, there is no teachers aid to help out. I was not impressed by the staff -- both teachers, and administration. I attempted to speak to administration about my concerns and it took me 10 minutes to have anyone actually acknowlege my presense at the front desk. I am transfering my daughter to another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I am very dissapointed in Ramsey IFAC. They seem to be teaching to the lowest common denominator. When contacting the Administration about this problem there is little or no response. Our Daughter is above average and is completely bored! She will not be continuing at Ramsey next year. Discipline and safety is very bad. Look for another school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I have 2 students at RIFA, and I am grateful for the teachers at Ramsey. One of my students has experienced great difficulty this school year and I have been given genuine support and practical information, above and beyond what is expected of a public school. In spite of the demands of the public school of today, these people are working with limited funds or as in most cases, no funds at all! On top of very little support from most parents, increasing demands from public school bureaucy, larger classrooms, plus increasing concerns about child safety it is a wonder that they are able to teach anything, dealing with all of these issues on a daily basis, it is amazing they can teach anything at all. I believe it would be a better choice of time to find ways to help them, and less time criticizing them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

My daughter began as an 8th grader, and has made friends, but no close ones, she's been harassed, taunted, and endured horrendous language at Ramsey. She's had her lock stolen off her locker repeatedly, along with things out of it-- as well as things stolen from her binder during class. This is not a good experience, and while the staff was both responsive and kind, and did their best, there seems to be no hope of any turn around at present. I also feel a fine arts school should offer more than one language and somewhat broader options for higher achieving students than does Ramsey.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2006

I feel the staff of Ramsey IFAC have great hearts and creative ideas for teaching children. I think they could benefit from stronger leadership. I am very concerned about the discipline and safety of children. I also wish we had after school activities for children in addition to the homework help and ALS programs. As a parent of two children that attend Ramsey, I am disappointed by our Fine Arts piece. We have a strings program,band and choir. I do believe some of the community schools in our area have the same programs. What makes Ramsey a Fine Arts Magnet? no dance, theater (performance), visual arts,or production? Not to mention no sports other than basketball. I have to say I have been disappointed by the choices of the Principal of Ramsey IFAC. I feel the direction of the school has been by his leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2006

As a parent on nine children attending Ramsey International Fine Arts Center, I have been through four principals, voting on uniforms, discipline policies and bussing concerns for many years. I strongly believe that the 'arts' is what it is all about. My boys now play instruments, with some prooding of 'please practice' instead of breaking windows by throwing rocks at any car on the street and running. My girls now bring home homework and review with each other. All of them work hard in putting music, art and drama into their studies as well as when they visit the Walker Art Center. They answer some of the questions that the musem guides ask. I am very proud of them. They did not do it alone they had great teachers too! Ramsey is what you make it. The family Art Nights are wonderful to have too. Ramsey is a great school.chp
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

I am in the 7th grade and I feel that since Ramsey is a 'fine arts school' we should be able to express ourselves. Throughout uniforms we are unable to do so. The rules make everyone feel as if we are little elementary students when we are actually middle schoolers. The sports at Ramsey are not good. All we have is a basketball team. No football,soccer,baseball, or hockey. Thats not real good considering this is a 'fine arts school.' I also feel that the principle needs to pay more attention to what goes on in the school rather then doing absolutely nothing. Up until the uniforms have started I actually thought Ramsey was a very nice school. Now to me it has all gone down hill! Stop paying so much attention to the clothes we wear and start focusing on our grades and behavior. Lets just say I am very dissapointed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2005

I am in the 8th grade at Ramsey IFAC. I have been going here for 6 years now. It is so much fun. I love to play the cello and the flute and thatnks to Ramsey i can play both. There are so many things that you can do at Ramsey wheter its signing, musicals, crafts, learning spanish, and much more. Your kids will love you so much if you send them here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 14, 2004

Wonderful it is a good invironment for the children but it did better when the children can dress freely and not in uniforms and express themselves but all together the system is great I neednt say more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2004

What great opportunities my children have had in attending this school. In a diverse population, they have learned respect and fine musical skills along with the basics!
—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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
34%

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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
8%

2010

 
 
12%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

91 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students61%
Female71%
Male51%
Black64%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant61%
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 Students29%
Female28%
Male29%
Black28%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant29%
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 Students44%
Female43%
Male45%
Black47%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant44%
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 Students41%
Female47%
Male31%
Black46%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant41%
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 Students45%
Female36%
Male61%
Black33%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant45%
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 Students56%
Female54%
Male57%
Black69%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant56%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%
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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
4%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
21%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
12%
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 Students16%
Female22%
Male11%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged26%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English20%
Not migrant16%

Reading

All Students16%
Female24%
Male10%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantaged37%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English26%
Not migrant16%
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 Students40%
Female45%
Male32%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant40%

Reading

All Students23%
Female29%
Male14%
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant23%
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 Students22%
Female16%
Male29%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English31%
Not migrant22%

Reading

All Students18%
Female17%
Male19%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant18%

Science

All Students9%
Female4%
Male15%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged7%
Not economically disadvantaged21%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities7%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English17%
Not migrant9%
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 Students31%
Female27%
Male35%
Black28%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native American0%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant31%

Reading

All Students29%
Female33%
Male25%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English40%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant30%
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 Students35%
Female31%
Male40%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant35%

Reading

All Students19%
Female19%
Male19%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged12%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant19%
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 Students26%
Female22%
Male32%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English34%
Not migrant26%

Reading

All Students28%
Female27%
Male29%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged16%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant28%

Science

All Students23%
Female23%
Male23%
Black7%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant23%
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 39% 7%
Black 34% 9%
White 17% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
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 87%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Karen Hart
Fax number
  • (612) 668-4050

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1 West 49th St
Minneapolis, MN 55409
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Phone: (612) 668-4040

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