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Learning for Leadership Charter School

Charter | K-12 | 225 students

Our school is best known for small class sizes and experiential learning.

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $150,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $870.

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3 stars

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Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted June 1, 2012

This is a great school for my child. He has been there for 4 years now. My child was pulled out in public school til it was over 60% of the time. This Year he was mainstream with minimal guidance and maintained over a 3.0 average. The administration and teachers are always easy to get a hold of . The even take parent suggestions on what parents have seen work for their kids. I never had that with a public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

This school is underfunded, and unorganized. While the ideas they have are great and the vision is really good- they fall short. My kid went there for 1st and part of 2nd grade. The first year the teacher had no control over the class. My son kept coming home crying that he had to miss out because the class was out of control. Then in 2nd grade, we had started off okay- but the 2nd grade teacher left. They got in a new teacher- great lady- but overwhelmed with no help and some very rambunctuous kids. Again, my son had to miss recess, art, gym- certain things that made the day tolerable because the whole class was punished. He cried every single day he had to go. His classmate, a child who couldn't speak a word of english, sat next to him and touched or pinched him all day. We brought it up- and nothing ever stopped. It's too bad because i like the smaller feel of the school and the vision- but my son was miserable every day. He's now in his district public school and doing really well. I think one of the main issues is the ratio of non english speaking students, it takes more time to get them to learn how to act n class and wastes valuable classtime.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2011

This school is terrible. I went there for 8th and ninth grade, as did a few of my friends. We enrolled based on false information. We were told that there would be art class and music class and language classes. There was no such thing. When we finally left, we realized that they had messed with the credit system so badly that we are now stuck making 3/4 credits in EVERYTHING. We can't get that year of high school back. This is not the place for any sane human being.


Posted November 10, 2010

Awesome school! My daughter LOVES it here, teachers care about the kids and work hard! Office staff is wonderful! Healthy lunches and free cold breakfast is great too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2010

This is a bit unusual as my son hasn't started yet- (first day of school is Aug 30th!) However, I need to write about our enrollment experience. I just enrolled late last week. I had to switch schools very fast. The staff offered to meet with me that day. When we arrived we were given a tour- and introduced to the director and some teachers- each of them very warm and welcoming. I am impressed with the school's set up- it's open and rambling and has a ton of space. I was super impressed with the time the staff took to answer questions and acclimate my son and I. I plan to chime back in later in the year- but the impression made was that of caring and being very personable. I have to say I wish I had this school growing up and I am jealous of my son! :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2009

So far my daughter loves it here! The teachers are nice and that makes a huge impact on the kids. They have a great policy on preventing bullying, when they say no tollerence they mean it! Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2009

So far my daughter is very happy at this school. I challenge other parents to write honest reviews of the school. What other school d o you know that the principal greets each and everyone of the students? What other school makes children feel empowered through leadership and diversity? I cannot find another school that does this without a $20,000 price tag in this area which is shocking. I feel this school has teachers and adminstration that actuallhy like kids - what a concept! I hope this schools branches out to other areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

This is a very good school with teachers who work hard to help the kids. My child needs extra help .She has an I.E.P. and she has come along way in her academics.The teachers and staff truly care about your children.It is a new school and in time I think it can be one of the best charter schools out their.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

This is a young school that is in its third year (08-09). It has made great strides in this short amount of time and continues to grow and adapt to the current needs of the community and the children it serves. As it is a charter school, there remains a tendency for parents to enroll their children whenever they have experiences 'issues' in a former school. The population is highly diversified and of low scioeconomic status (90% free/reduced lunch). Itprovides a safe and positive school atmosphere.
—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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
25%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
10%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

27 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
15%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
12%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
7%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
29%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
0%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

11 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
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

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
36%
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 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
n/a
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 72% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

12 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
6%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
7%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
0%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
13%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

21 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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
8%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
8%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
0%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
17%
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 Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant33%

Reading

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged9%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students50%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities9%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant8%
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 Students6%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities7%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant6%

Reading

All Students18%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant18%

Science

All Students12%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black15%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged12%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities14%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant12%
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 Students14%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities17%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant14%

Reading

All Students0%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged0%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant0%
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 Students23%
Female29%
Malen/a
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Non-migrant23%

Reading

All Students19%
Female29%
Malen/a
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English21%
Non-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 Students8%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant8%

Reading

All Students15%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant15%

Science

All Students13%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant13%
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

Reading

All Students18%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant18%
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

Science

All Students18%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English20%
Non-migrant18%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

16 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
46%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 66% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students88%
Femalen/a
Male80%
Black82%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged88%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrant88%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 64% 9%
White 16% 74%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 7% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian 1% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
Spanish
Somali
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage

Language learning

Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Other
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Somali
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 4:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Steve Dess
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Extended/longer school day
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (612) 789-0547

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Core knowledge
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Project-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Arabic languages
  • Other
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • Somali
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Inner City Tennis
  • Teach For America
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Student council/government
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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Planning ahead

College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Students' post-graduation plans in 2011
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3300 Fifth St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
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Phone: (612) 789-9598

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