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Pinewood Elementary School

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Posted July 17, 2010

This school is doing a great job individualizing instruction for students and helping students learn to make good choices. The teachers seem to do all they can and are successful to help the students that have difficult home life situations by providing homework classes, study halls, and even counseling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

My step daughter (24) went to school there and she really liked it and then my grandson (11)went to school there and he really liked it too. I had very little interaction there but everyone was pleasant and easy to work with. My grandson is American Indian and he hasn't always liked his school experience. My husband says he liked the school too. All of their votes are good enough for me :o)


Posted March 13, 2010

The teaching staff at Pinewood is a disappointment. Majority of them seem to be there for a paycheck only. What happened to teachers who love to teach? I will say there has been one teacher I've come across at Pinewood who's there because she cares, Mrs. Cyr, she loves teaching,loves the kids and does a great job! Wish there were more Mrs. Cyr's at Pinewood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

I am very pleased at how the staff help my son and how much he learned in kindergarten. We are looking forward to the great things in the first grade.
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Posted December 1, 2005

The teachers in this school are fantastic. They are dedicated to ensuring the best possible education for the children. My children have learned a tremendous amount about their subjects but even more important, they've learned how to interact well with other kids. This school district and this school in particular do an outstanding job given the resources available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

I feel sometimes that the teachers at this school think it is a burden to teach our students. I also think that if the child is having problems in school they wait to long before they notify the parent.
—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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

83 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
30%
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 Students85%
Female76%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant85%
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 Students72%
Female62%
Male80%
Black70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant72%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

111 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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

84 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students68%
Female68%
Male69%
Black67%
Asian64%
Hispanic61%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students52%
Female54%
Male50%
Black40%
Asian43%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English59%
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

Math

All Students67%
Female60%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students43%
Female41%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant43%
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 Students69%
Female59%
Male76%
Black70%
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students65%
Female60%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students68%
Female56%
Male77%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
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-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 64% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Black 9% 9%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 48%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Bill Book
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  • (651) 621-7505

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