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Swan River Montessori Charter School

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Posted July 28, 2011

Excellent school! The teachers are amazing and dedicated to each and every child! I couldn't imagine our kids going anywhere else. Both learn in completely different styles, and yet this school fits them each perfectly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

Excellent school with a solid Montessori curriculum. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2008

Excellent school, well run and managed with dedicated teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2008

wonderful learning environment, very encouraging and motivating for students
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

26 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

21 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

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 Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
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%
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%
Female70%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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

Reading

All Students94%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not 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

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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 Students61%
Female75%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students61%
Female67%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%
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 Students58%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students63%
Femalen/a
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant63%
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 Students53%
Femalen/a
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students70%
Femalen/a
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant70%

Science

All Students65%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/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

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/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
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrantn/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.

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 96% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 6%N/A37%
Female 50%N/A49%
Male 50%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Sandra Morrow
Fax number
  • (763) 295-0075

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