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Groveland Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 619 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted Friday, April 18, 2014

Groveland Elementary Minnetonka My grandsons in kindergarten and first grade are getting an amazing education at Groveland. The first grader can read and speak in Spanish and English, is great at math and even reads notes. The Kindergartner, in special ed is finally learning to communicate using words. I cannot praise this school enough. Thank you Groveland.


Posted September 24, 2013

Groveland has an amazing community feel to it. A great principal that listens to all parents. They have done a great job integrating a spanish immersion program into the school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Great teachers. Great principal. Great parents. Great students. Everyone is involved, and there is a very positive attitude that resonates through everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

I can't say enough about Groveland, it's amazing. My husband and I have open enrolled our children in the Spanish immersion. The first day we walked into the school we felt so welcomed. I would recommend Groveland to any parent. Love walking into the school and always being greeted by Mr Parker. It's one amazing school! It has my vote.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

WOW! This is our first year at Groveland, and so far we are so impressed. The entire staff is Amazing! They are very friendly, helpful, and of course professional. The principal Mr. Parker is visible,is easily approachable, and seems to know kid's names along with their parents. What I am most impressed with is his kindergarten teacher Mrs. Martin, and his special education team headed by Kelly Kautz.. Together they put together a educational program that allows our son the chance to get extra attention when needed, but also allow him to gain independence on his own. Fantastic experience so far I am excited to see what rest of year has in store for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2010

My son is enrolled in the Spanish Immersion program at Groveland. Our experience has been fantastic. The staff are truly dedicated to building world leaders and it starts here. The principle engaged and knowledgable. The school programs are top notch and our educational experience has been second to none. Minnesota has some of the best public and private school in the nation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2009

The entire faculty care's about me and my children. Every event is education and family focused. It's a wonderful place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

My children have attended three schools and Groveland has been their favorite. From my perspective, this is a model school. The PTO is strong and provides many extras for the kids. There are many opportunities for parents to participate and most parents do volunteer their time. Academically, this school is top notch. It deserves the 10 rating that it gets. There are smart boards and projectors in the classrooms. A newer computer lab. This is a public school and the kids routinely work a grade above level. However, they still have fun and enjoy school! So far, my kids' teachers have been wonderful. Most of the staff is upbeat and happy. The principal is very visible and knows all of the kids by name. Front office staff knows all of the parents and kids by name. My only complaint is that the building is a bit old and needs a remodel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2007

I think that Groveland School is an excellent learning facility. There has not been any issues with getting my son the 'extras' that he has needed from excellerated classes to Social Worker evaluations. The principal is active and social and always willing to help in any way. The class sizes are manageable as well as balanced. I am very happy my children will be at Groveland.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

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

Reading

All Students90%
Female90%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students88%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%
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%
Female91%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 71% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
83%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students84%
Female95%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students86%
Female84%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%

Science

All Students89%
Female84%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


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

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 74%
Asian 4% 6%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 8%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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17310 Minnetonka Blvd
Minnetonka, MN 55345
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