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Sonnesyn Elementary School

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Posted March 2, 2009

Overall a very good school. My daughter has been there for 4 years now. She's had 2 excellent teachers and one fair teacher, but the two excellent teachers more than make up for the fair one. New Principal this year is outstanding - organized, a strong leader and very involved with the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2008

Sonnesyn is a great school. They do care about the kids. Technology is in place. They have great reading programs and overall great Curriculum. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

The administration has really started to fall apart at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2006

I have 2 children at Sonnesyn, both have had excelent teachers and are thriving in this environment. Great school leadership, and community pride. Strong focus on respect for people, property, and rules.
—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.

84 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

113 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students80%
Female90%
Male69%
Black77%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Black20%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students67%
Female76%
Male58%
Black44%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English75%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
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.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%
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 Students48%
Female49%
Male48%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male38%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant41%
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 Students41%
Female38%
Male44%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant41%

Reading

All Students34%
Female30%
Male38%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English38%
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 Students37%
Female38%
Male36%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students51%
Female51%
Male52%
Black9%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant51%

Science

All Students45%
Female43%
Male49%
Black4%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant45%
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 48% 73%
Black 22% 9%
Hispanic 16% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Two or more races 7% 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 46%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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