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Richardson Elementary School

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Posted March 18, 2014

Richardson is a safe school, diverse, and most all they have the most wonderful teachers ever and not to mention the perfect principal. I am so delighted with the decision that i have made for my daughter to attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2012

I was reading the previous comments and to me it appears people are expecting someone else to do what they won't . I was paticularly set-back by the parent that commented that they did not go to any of the functions as they were not organized. My question to this individual is " how much better did they get after you volunteered to help make it better"? School is a community institution. Don't send your children to school thinking it is someone else's obligation to make things better. Richardson has a good deal of very dedicated people who truley want to make things better for your children. Do your part. IAlso , I would certainly hope a child going into kindergarden would have been taught basic numbers and could remember them as long as "You" as a parent took the initiative to get them ready for school.
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Posted January 23, 2012

I have had my Son in Richardson for 5 years and my Daughter just started this year. When I had to ask for help with my Son's ADHD I came to a wall but he seems to have corrected his behavior. My Daughter has special needs also but she is well taken care of. I have to admit the one huge downfall is registration night, carnival and anything else that might pertain to organization is poorly constructed. My Son still wants to go to these but I avoid going to functions. I would say very nice staff and teachers. Your average public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I have one child at St. Peters and one at Richardson. I would love to have both at St. Peters but can't because my youngest gets special ed services. St. Peters isn't perfect, but the one word I use to describe Richardson is a zoo. Every am is chaos as the kids line up to go into school. When we went to the open house it was awful! The organization was poor and being new to the school, we were lost. Lunch was no different. How do they expect kindergartners to memorize 5 digit lunch numbers when most don't know how to recognize numbers yet. The teachers I have met so far have been nice. Maybe I expect too much after being at St. Peters for 5 years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

Richardson Elementary lacks professionalism among their staff, and implementation and resources to face the diversity and challenges of metropolitan school.
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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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
60%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%

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 69% in 2010.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
26%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male70%
Black53%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant69%
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male59%
Black53%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant68%
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 Students74%
Female68%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

80 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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
37%
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 Students72%
Female71%
Male73%
Black60%
Asian72%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students51%
Female49%
Male53%
Black40%
Asian23%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant51%
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 Students68%
Female72%
Male62%
Black42%
Asian92%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant68%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male32%
Black42%
Asian39%
Hispanic13%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities35%
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 Students67%
Female69%
Male65%
Black63%
Asian67%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students54%
Female56%
Male53%
Black47%
Asian28%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant54%

Science

All Students47%
Female43%
Male50%
Black38%
Asian32%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant47%
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 44% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 6%
Black 18% 9%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Two or more races 7% 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 63%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Jim Miklausich
Fax number
  • (651) 748-6991

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2615 North 1st St
North St. Paul, MN 55109
Phone: (651) 748-6900

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