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Scenic Heights Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted April 28, 2014

We love the school so much ..We open enrolled from other district...and very happy with our decision. Must say our experience with the school admin staff, the teachers, the principal everyone has been so warm and wonderful. The school has a very inclusive culture .Many thanks to all of them to help our son transition so well...Our son is enjoying so much at school and gets the right opportunities to scale up and excel..the teacher's engagement is excellent..The after care set-up, management, the planned activities..everything is so well crafted and executed...Hope this school continues to excel and groom our kids to shine in all spheres of life!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2014

We love it. The entire staff is fabulous. We open enrolled from another district and they are so welcoming. Our daughter loves her kindergarten teacher. They do a great job of helping kids live up to their potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Amazing. We moved from another district and have been so happy. Our children are well cared for throughout the day and are receiving a world class education. The staff are so friendly and engaging. The anti-bullying policy is well thought out and makes for a safe and secure environment for all of the kids. We love Scenic Heights. Our soon to be 5th grader enjoys playing cello in the orchestra and our 1st grader has a great time in after the school Chinese program available through community ed..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2012

Having spent five years at Scenic Heights through our daughter who is now in fourth grade, we are very pleased with the teachers, the principal, and the rest of the staff, from the paras, to the music and PE teachers, lunchroom staff and anyone we come in contact with at the school. They are all very involved, and seem content, enthusiastic and happy with their jobs, which translate into a calm, supportive learning environment for our kids. I have been able to stay involved as a parent, as much as I want, throughout our time at SHE and have thoroughly enjoyed working with the staff and seeing the kids grow. Math is emphasized, as is reading and social sciences. I like the involed PTA, all the fairs and festivities, the upbeat environment and the friendly faces. So very happy we ended up in this neighborhood, the only "drawback" is my husband's dream move to the mountains of CO will have to wait - we are not willing to move the kids away from this school or Mtka district.This is a good place to raise children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2012

Scenic Heights Elementary is a wonderful school with an excellent Chinese Immersion program in grades K-5. The principal is engaged and caring. The teaching staff is highly professional. Even the lunch and parking lot staffers are professional and pleasant. What a great place for kids to grow and learn!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2012

My daughter is in 2nd grade Chinese Immersion. We moved into the district for this program and have been so happy with our choice. We love it and highly recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2012

The teachers at Scenic Heights go above and beyond and will do everything in their power to help students. My children love their teachers and admire them greatly, and I have a great deal of respect for the way they work with my kids. I love the opportunities that are provided for me to be involved in the school and am always greeted warmly and made to feel incredibly welcome. I'm so thankful for the staff at SHE and the education my children are getting there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2010

We are happy ... my son is in 3rd grade and my daughter is in k5 Chinese immersion. Perfect, no, excellent, yes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2010

Not enough accountability for teachers. A teacher was not telling the truth and no method of discounting the veracity. Administration and teacher are marching too much in lock step.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2009

School lacks flexibility and is arbitrary in policies. Math is considered secondary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

We love Scenic Heights. We have children in 4th,2nd and kindergarten. Our kindergartener is in the Chinese Immersion program and it is amazing how easily the children are picking up Chinese. The best part is that this program does not cost anything extra and there is no lottery program to enter it. Our 2nd and 4th greaters are doing well and are very happy at their school. The teachers really care about the students ans the whole staff is exceptionally friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2009

Excellent school. Involved principal, involved parents, great kids and an exceptional school by all measure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

I absolutely love the Minnetonka school district! When my daughter was going into kindergarten I found out there was all day kindergarten at Scenic Heights Elementary. Her experiences and success has been wonderful. I went through a very hard and nasty divorce. The school and all the teachers were so supportive and the social worker at school was exceptional beyond any expectaions one could have. As a result of the support at school I firmly believe much of what could have been issues with my daughter did not arise. I would highly recommend this district to anyone who is moving into the district. Good luck!
—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

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

122 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
91%

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 69% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

105 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students92%
Female89%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities89%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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

Reading

All Students96%
Female93%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students94%
Female97%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant94%
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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

114 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 71% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

119 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
77%
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 Students97%
Female96%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities90%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant97%

Reading

All Students82%
Female83%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-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 Students91%
Female88%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities85%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant91%

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant74%
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%
Female78%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students88%
Female87%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Science

All Students86%
Female80%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities86%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%
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 78% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Black 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 7%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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5650 Scenic Heights Dr
Minnetonka, MN 55345
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Phone: (952) 401-5400

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