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Little Mountain Elementary School

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Posted January 28, 2014

All three of our daughters are in the Monticello school system and all the way through high school we have been very impressed by every teacher and staff member that we have had the chance to work with. Our children are very happy and have been enriched with education and support from everyone in the Monticello Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2013

I always felt comfortable having my children attend Little Mountain. Staff are very welcoming, and it doesn't take long before you get to know who everyone is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2013

We have three children in the Monticello Schools - one at Little Mountain Elementary, one at Monticello Middle School, and one at Monticello High School. Our experiences have been wonderful - at the elementary level they have had extremely attentive and receptive teachers who work with them and us to challenge them and provide the best possible learning experience. At the middle school and high school level they have continued to be challenged and have had very rewarding social interactions with their teachers as well. They love their schools, their classes, and their extracurricular activities. We believe very strongly in the merits of a public school education and feel that our children are receiving an outstanding education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2013

LME feels like an extension of our family. Mr. Dockendorf puts amazing energy in to truly getting to know the students in his school and to make families feel safe knowing their child is in their care. The teachers at LME seem to work so well together and have great ideas on how to make learning fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

I feel extremely fortunate that our children have been able to attend Little Mountain Elementary. Every staff member from administration, custodians, office assistants, teachers and food service providers contribute to the amazing learning community that is Little Mountain. Each individual strives for excellence in themselves and their students. The entire Little Mountain family, including the students, is committed to setting and meeting the highest standards in all they do. Little Mountain Elementary is a unique place where energy and joy can be felt upon simply entering the building. It is an environment of support and teamwork where differences are valued and celebrated. This is a progressive and ever growing community where students and families come first and amazing things happen every day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2013

We have been extremely happy with the Monticello Public Schools and are especially impressed with the amount of personal involvement and investment that the principals and teachers have with our children. We noticed it immediately when we moved here 8 years ago -- the principal was out and interacting with kids on a daily basis. Teachers and staff take time to really get to know the children. The fact that so many of the staff know our girls and greet them by name even when running into them around town makes a parent feel great about the positive experience their child is having with school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2010

My son is kindergartner at little mountain this year. He absolutely loves his teacher, and has thrived so much since the begining of the school year. Mr. Dockendorf is also wonderful, he knows the kids by name and always has a smile on his face.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

Everyone at this school has been great to my kid. The teachers work with us to accomplish goals and the administration is great. I couldn't have asked for a better school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

This school is incredible. We are saddened to leave LME as employment is taking away from the area. Mr. Dockendorf has the teachers 'team teach' and the entire school is truly a team effort. I have two children in the school and I volunteer weekly. I have not heard a bad word about any of the staff. I will miss Little Mountain! The Community Education Program is wonderful as well in Monticello.
—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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
79%
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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

125 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
54%
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%
Female92%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Not 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 Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%
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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

147 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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
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

All Students89%
Female90%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students64%
Female71%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant65%
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 Students84%
Female82%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant84%

Reading

All Students71%
Female75%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 87% 73%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Black 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 29%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Joe Dockendorf
Fax number
  • (763) 272-2609

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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9350 Fallon Ave NE
Monticello, MN 55362
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