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Meadow Lake Elementary School

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Posted April 17, 2014

My kindergartner (2013/14) loves her class. The staff is great, very kind and the learning tools they use these days are fantastic. We also do before/after Adventure club.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2014

This has to be the WORST elementary school in the Robbinsdale School District! Parents, do yourselves a favor and avoid this school at all costs!! My son is in the 4th grade and has a teacher who chooses NOT to challenge her students because she is afraid they will be embarrassed or uncomfortable, if they are asked to read aloud in front of others. She gives homework once a week that my child can do within 5-10 minutes and he has NEVER been given a project. There is VERY LITTLE Science, Arts or Social Studies and even though my son has been challenged to read 40 books this year, the teacher lets him read and re-read the same books he was told were to easy for him at the beginning of LAST year. Does this make sense to any of you? The kids in my sons class are constantly acting out: kicking chairs and throwing desks. This school is supposed to have a zero tolerance policy for violence, but this is continually happening and was the same last year. I can't believe we have let this go so long. His first two years at Meadow Lake were okay,his first and second grade teacher were by far better quality then his 3rd and 4th grade teachers have been. So do yourself a favor and look elsewhere
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

I went to school here, for my 4th and 5th grades , and have wonderful experiences with the teachers I had. Miss. Gunter and Mrs. Platzke made learning fun and interesting, and I hope one day to see them again and thank them fir making me a lover of life long learning!!


Posted February 17, 2010

My daughters test scores have went from 'high' to 'Low Avg' since entering Meadowlake for the 09-10 school year. I really feel that the teacher has been teaching for TOO LONG and needs a break. The teacher is unhappy, unfriendly and not a good communicator. I am exploring other school options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

This score certainly doesn't reflect our experience. Our children have been top scorers on state tests, the teachers are incredible, and the fine arts have been great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

My son is in 2nd grade here, and so far, the staff, teachers, etc, that he has dealt with, are great! very handy having adventure club (daycare), right in the school as well! the principle, mr calhoun, is fantastic!
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
21%
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 Students67%
Female80%
Male56%
Black65%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant67%
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 Students54%
Female59%
Male50%
Black46%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students63%
Female69%
Male57%
Black53%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant63%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students50%
Female49%
Male51%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students30%
Female18%
Male38%
Black32%
Asiann/a
Hispanic11%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant30%
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 Students46%
Female50%
Male43%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students33%
Female38%
Male30%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant34%
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 Students47%
Female53%
Male41%
Black44%
Asian60%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students44%
Female52%
Male36%
Black33%
Asian70%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Black23%
Asian60%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant35%
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
Black 43% 9%
White 23% 73%
Hispanic 22% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 75%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Kim Hiel
Fax number
  • (763) 504-7709

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8525 62nd Ave North
New Hope, MN 55428
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