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Northrop Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 401 students

 

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Posted yesterday

We love Northrop. Wonderful community, happy kids, involved parents, teachers who love to teach. Our daughter is thriving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2014

Northrop is a rising star in the Minneapolis School District. Proof that quality teachers who are empowered by excellent servant style leadership can really make a difference. Consistently ranked among the district's highest performing schools. I have two children in school there and recommend ti to everyone who asks.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2012

This is one of the best schools in Minnesota. Mr. Aponte is an excellent leader of one of the best elementary school teaching staffs in Minnesota. The staff is truly aware of environmental issues and I find my son is able to transfer this knowledge to all settings. My son's reading level has jumped from late first grade to mid third grade in less than one year (kindergarten). His awareness of math concepts is amazing. He is able to not only understand but explain Geometric concepts and things like negative integers. The school's emphasis on community and inclusiveness is really admirable. Play works is a daily option which emphasizes non competitive play and teamwork. This school should be the role model for all other elementary schools. My son loves school and I only wish every child had the opportunity to experience a school like Northrop.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

This school is perfect because it has a soccer field and other good stuff and great students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2010

great i have one child who went there k-5 another who will be going there next year. love male to female teacher ratio
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

I love Northrop, because it is an environmental school that walks its talk. It represents a truly integrated school, where friendships see no color.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 27, 2009

Northrop has given my daughter excellent opportunities for intellectual, emotional and social growth--the teachers are skilled, caring, and go out of their way to teach with innovation. The Gifted and Talented and environmental science programming is wonderful! Dr. Alvig promotes a happy, healthy learning environment-you can feel it when you walk in the door. My daughter is happy to go to school each day, and happy when she returns. If all Minneapolis schools were like Northrop, very few parents would leave the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2005

Northrop is a excellent school, my daughter now a 3rd grader has been there since kindergarten, she is a special ed student, and 'all'the staff are very caring understanding teachers,The special education staff are extreamily 'GREAT' this is a school that has shown great leadership, in the community, its a smaller program which makes better one/one time with teachers/students, I would recommend this school to anyone, unfortentally the building has been picked as one of the closings, and will be moving to the erickson site, as long as the teachers/office staff, move with our kids Northrop will continue to be the outstanding school it is...check it out it's a wonderful program...thanks, a northrop 'fan'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2005

A wonderful truly multicultural school with dedicated, caring teachers. We have 1 child that attends Northrop and he loves it. Northrop has an active PTA and I have found the school to be very welcoming to parents. I am glad that we chose this school for our child.
—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 83% in 2010.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
39%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
49%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

48 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
15%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students66%
Female68%
Male65%
Black33%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English67%
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 Students57%
Female44%
Male66%
Black29%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant57%
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 Students57%
Female53%
Male59%
Black55%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant57%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

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 Students70%
Female66%
Male75%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students59%
Female57%
Male61%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant59%
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 Students78%
Female65%
Male86%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male50%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant53%
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 Students55%
Female52%
Male56%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant55%

Reading

All Students48%
Female44%
Male51%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant48%

Science

All Students50%
Female48%
Male51%
Black40%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English62%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 48% 73%
Black 22% 9%
Hispanic 18% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 8% 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 57%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Kathy Alvig
Fax number
  • (612) 668-4530

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4315 31st Ave South
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