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Yinghua Academy

Charter | K-8 | 150 students

 

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2011:
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Posted September 10, 2012

This is a very good school. I've had three children here and have been very happy with it. The teachers work very hard and are very dedicated. As expected, the pupils gain a very high level of competency in Chinese but, unexpectedly, the school has a really great Math program. My children were all slightly behind in English reading and writing but they caught up quickly in late 3rd grade/4th grade. My older two have since moved on to an English middle school and are doing very well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2012

The immersion education at Yinghua cannot be matched in my opinion. The teachers, directors, & other staff work tiresomely. All the staff are very supportive of one another, students, & parents. What you will notice 1st though is the high level of parental involvement & the strong sense of community inspite of all it's growing pains in the past. The kids fluency in oral & written Mandarin is truly impressive. The other subjects are exceptional as well. They have stats to back it up. My kids love learning because of the encouraging & postive environment there. Yinghua has a fantastic vision for the present & future including plans for expanding at the current site. The school board is dedicated, open, transparent, & responsive to families of the school. We are pleased w/unique and diverse student body that they will be with for k-8 grade. Yinghua is truly an extraordinary learning environment w/a strong music, art, PE programs to boot! Love the new responsive classroom model, strengthing of the core squence, & all the new extra curricular activity choices now available. We have nothing to complain about in comparision to other schools. Wish every child had this opportunity!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2012

Our son attended kindergarten last year and has just begun first grade. So far, his experience has been very positive. The teachers are extremely dedicated and the atmosphere is quite supportive. We've been impressed by the high level of parental involvement and the strong sense of community. There's plenty of homework, even in the early grades, but our son has grown by leaps and bounds and seems happy among his friends there. The fluency kids learn, both oral and written, is truly impressive. Yinghua has been growing by leaps and bounds, with all of the attendant space and staffing issues, but we sense the school is moving to a stronger place, including plans for expanding at the current site. We're pleased at the increased size of the the younger classes, since we think it will help the school achieve critical mass in a number of programs while giving kids a larger, more diverse group of peers as they move through their elementary years. If you're looking for a unique learning environment with a strong academic focus, this may well be the right choice. Bear in mind, however, that you're making a very serious, multi-year commitment to gain the real benefits.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2012

A recent change in leadership (new director) has been very positive. The school has undergone some transition in recent years, but seems to be finding its way. Teachers are caring and work very hard to meet the needs of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

My oldest has been attending this school for four years now. My middle child is in his second year. They are both fluent in Chinese and excited about learning. My daughter leaves 3rd grade at math time and joins a 4th grade math class as a gifted student. It is not just the language that is being taught at Yinghua, but all the core subjects as well. Fantastic educational experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

Many families did not come back this year. Families are even now pulling students. No current leadership. Do your research before enrolling: charter, academics, special needs, administration.


Posted October 14, 2011

not professional! lovv qualities of teachers, directors and curriculum. Kids are learning casual chinese not academic chinese. kids are hard to keep up vvith other students in high school especially Math and Science.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2011

Positives - your child will be immersed in Chinese education, not only in language, but also the culture. Negatives - Many teachers do not have state teaching licenses or prior experience teaching in America and/or grade level children. Teachers work very hard to meet the myriad of requests made by administration and go up and beyond the average public school teacher. Students at YA have supportive parents and parents should know that they will need to very involved as the child is learning in Chinese. Administrators do NOT give teachers TEXTBOOKS, they limit basic materials such as making copies and technology. Teachers are generally unhappy working for YA and turn over is high for many reasons. Admin has lost touch (or has no idea) what students and teachers need. While test scores are high, a high amount of academic pressure is put on the children. Your child will have A LOT of homework, which is fine if you are OK with that. It will also mean your child will have little time or opportunity to do other things. Kids report very stressed by the quantity of work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2011

Yinghua Academy has a rigorous curriculum and test scores are among the best in the state. I can t believe that my daughter can speak Chinese so well at such a young age. Nothing short of amazing is what this school does. However, there is a lot of homework and parent involvement is a must, so it s not for everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2011

Good teachers but worst principal and acadmeic director. The previous principal was great. The new principal is totally not a idea person for this school. There are over 25 teachers left since the new principal came on Jan 2011. Even though the teachers are all great but they are frustrated. They are not in a good mood to teach students. The tests and gradings in school are all fake. Because students are becoming a test machine but they don't really understand the concepts. But student's math level is pretty good. They do have a lot of homeworks and tests. I recommend this school if you want your kid only know how to take a test.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 21, 2011

Some of the teachers here are working hard. But there is not a good curriculum system at the school. And the directors are not professional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2010

I feel very fortunate that my children are able to attend Yinghua Academy. They are learning all the essentials (reading, writing, arithmetic), but also learning a strategic language (Mandarin) with native-level fluency. The staff and teachers care about the students, about the school, and about the community. Parents are involved, but not (dare I say?) annoying so. It's a perfect balance. Strongly recommended if you want to give your child a language advantage for his/her future, while also ensuring he/she masters the standard elementary and middle school courses.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2009

innovative school with passionate teachers and staff. All good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2009

We initially considered sending our son to an immersion schools for the benefit of learning another language and culture. Yinghua has provided him the opportunity to acquire both in an environment that is well-structured and engaging. Our son is proud of his ability to communicate well with native Chinese speakers and to be at the reading and writing level of his public school peers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2008

We started examining immersion schools for the benefit of learning another language and culture, and found Yinghua which offered not only the benefit of a second language, but a community where they truly care about each child and support from the whole school community. Each administrator, teacher, and helper know the names of all the kids and they have incredible relationships working with the children. They make the culture fun and interesting while the academics are rigorous enough to challenge the kids and keep them interested. Their school testing reports are among the highest in the state! As of November my son already can count in Chinese to 42, sings many new songs in Chinese and is trying to teach mom and dad words daily. For our active learner it is a perfect balance done with outstanding excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2008

This is the best education that I could afford my daughter. I can't believe how easy it has been for my daughter to feel comfortable with a new language.
—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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

24 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

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

Reading

All Students85%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant71%
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 Students92%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant92%
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 Students85%
Female88%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant85%
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 Students86%
Female83%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant86%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
84%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
n/a
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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Not migrant100%

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian88%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students69%
Female69%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian63%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant69%
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 Students68%
Female65%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students67%
Female65%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant67%

Science

All Students77%
Female72%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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 Students93%
Female90%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%

Reading

All Students82%
Female84%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant82%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian85%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%

Reading

All Students87%
Female92%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
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 Students91%
Female90%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students82%
Female80%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%

Science

All Students73%
Female70%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant73%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 49% 6%
White 45% 73%
Black 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 4%N/A37%
Female 60%N/A49%
Male 40%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Chamber music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
Fax number
  • (612) 788-9079

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
  • Science lab
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Chamber music
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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1616 Buchanan Street N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
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Phone: (612) 788-9095

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