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Prairie Creek Community School

Charter | K-5 | 180 students

 
 

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Posted April 14, 2008

Prairie Creek is a rigorous progressive school which engages students in authentic, real world learning. Students leave us ready to make an impact in our dynamic world.
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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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

31 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

29 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

30 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
32%
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 Students76%
Female82%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant76%
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 Students77%
Female81%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant77%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant93%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

30 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
87%
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 Students78%
Female80%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students68%
Female75%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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

Math

All Students57%
Female73%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students47%
Female73%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
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

Math

All Students54%
Female54%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students85%
Female92%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant85%

Science

All Students72%
Female64%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
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 91% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Black 1% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 18%N/A37%
Female 53%N/A49%
Male 47%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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27695 Denmark Ave
Northfield, MN 55057
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