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Harvest Prep School-Seed Academy

Charter | K-6 | 401 students

 

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Posted March 28, 2014

My son started at Seed then Harvest and now he is graduating from The Tuskegee University with a Chemical Engineer Degree and has gotten a full scholarship for their Graduate School. Couldn't have done it without Seed's strong foundation. Donald Johnson Sr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2014

I took my kids out from their previous school because I wanted to offer them something than the routine and Harvest Prep has provided that. they have good structure and my kids have become better scholars. They think more about their future and coming home with a lot of homework which does not afford them time to watch television. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

this school has left behind its' staff and students in favor of appearances. The turnover in staff is outrageous with more than 50% of teachers disappearing each year. paras (student support personnel) often remain but licensed teachers move on to programs that provide staff support. Administrative organization, communication, and consistency is lacking. The principle of expecting the best exists without the support and resources to make it happen.


Posted November 8, 2013

My child has been at this school for 2 years, and this will be his last. No matter how many times problems/concerns are expressed nothing is done. At the end of last year the nurse couldn't find my childs epi-pen, his benedryl was gone and there was another childs medicine in the box. As a non-black parent I'm treated with complete disrespect by the admin staff, often completely ignored. The homework that is sent home often has the answers right next to the problems. I've yet to see any work on spelling, science, history, etc. Last spring 9 field trips were set up for the class, parents were told it would cost $60, but the kids only attended 4, we were told those 4 cost $40 (when the math says it should be $26), which leaves the assumption that parents who paid in full also ended up covering the cost of those who didn't, it took 5 months to get the $20 reimbursement. The school is not secure, they don't look at emergency cards, anyone is able to walk in the school and take your child or gain access to the classrooms. There's a lack of diversity at the school. The ONLY 2 good things I can say is that I have loved both of his teachers and that the kids wear uniforms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

this school had help my children a lot.among the programs l benefited are meal for minds,parentmpowerment meetng and so on.teachers involvement in the kids development had been enormous
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

I am interested in receiving more objective comments about this school from parents that are involved and not surface comments based on one incident or interaction. I would like to hear more about parent:parent interaction, parent:teacher interaction, student:student interaction and any cultural differences amongst the students that have presented as challenges or successful stories to share. Also, study habit development, cirricullum, etc. I find the last comment listed to be extremely emotional in content and not based on any intelligent commentary. thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2013

Our family has never had a worse experience with a school. Harvest Prep used to be one of the most reputable schools in the Twin Cities for African American students. Now, it is a complete disaster. There is NO order, our daughter brings home the same homework 2-3 times a week. Our daughter has been attacked twice. Once on the bus and another time on the school grounds and both times by boys. There is no communication between the school staff, parents or transportation. We have had nothing but problems with Harvest Prep. I will homeschool before I allow her back in this disaster of a school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2012

i`m a student at this student in the 7th grade and to be honest the school is good academically but in everything else i dont like it..... first it seems like they wait until the last minuite to do things 2nd we barley have any break to relax and be refreshed in the summer 5-6 weeks is not enough the uniforms arent really that bad but i would perfer without them and 3rd it seems like they never care about the students opinions


Posted October 31, 2010

I LOVE HARVEST PREP BECAUSE IT IS A SMALL CHARTER SCHOOL. MY GRANDSON GETS TO BE IN A HIGH ACHIEVING SCHOOL. RATHER THAN THE MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WHICH HAS CLOSED ALL OF THE GREAT NORTH MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOL NEAR OUR HOME. HARVEST PREP IS THE BEST SCHOOL FOR OUR SCHOOL NEEDS, AND IT IS A HIGH ACHIEVING SCHOOL FOR THE STUDENTS. AS SHOULD BE THE CASE WITH ALL MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ALSO.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

I think the school has a great influence on the children that attend. It is a little crazy in the lunch room area from time to time but everything seems to work. Academically I could not be more impressed on the strides they have taken. The parents are involved and the office is organized. The school could use a little fixing up but that is what funding raising and parent involvement should step in. Great Job Harvest Prep
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

My daughter has been going to Harvest since pre school age and she was reading books at 4 years old. She is 5 and she is in 1st grade keeping up with all the other kids. I love this school. All of my nieces and nephews go there as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

My children have been attending Harvest Prepartory school for a little over 2 years now. I love the fact that they are learning at an advanced stage. When my fourth grader brought home geometry and I had to send a note to school on how I'm suppose to help her I was out done. They did a pledge one day it took them about 3 minutes to do the entire thing and they didnt miss a beat. At the beginning of the 07/08 year my child said she didnt want to go back. I told her to give me a reason the only thing she could come up with 'Mom I've been wearing uniforms my whole life' Not good enough. Now as the school year is progressing she has said I'am so glad I didnt transfer. I cant wait to 5th gr. when we wear skirts. Thanks HP staff. LaShonda Purnell
—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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

26 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
6%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

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

Reading

All Students81%
Female90%
Male67%
Black81%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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 Students76%
Female78%
Male71%
Black76%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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%
Female84%
Male92%
Black86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Malen/a
Black70%
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%
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

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
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

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%
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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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 Students57%
Female50%
Male75%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students37%
Female26%
Male69%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black81%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students32%
Female40%
Male16%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant32%
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 Students43%
Female44%
Male40%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students41%
Female47%
Male20%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%

Science

All Students41%
Female44%
Male30%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%
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%
Female26%
Malen/a
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Not migrant26%

Reading

All Students52%
Female52%
Malen/a
Black52%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant52%
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
Black 99% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 73%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/A37%
Female 66%N/A49%
Male 34%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Eric Mahmoud
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  • (612) 377-2999

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