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Oakdale Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 520 students

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Posted September 19, 2013

I have a second grader and kindergartner and have had a wonderful experience with all the staff that we have encountered this far. My second grader is very advanced and has been put into advanced clubs with other peers that are on the same level as him. We love everything about Oakdale Elementary. I also am a firm believer that learning does not stop at the classroom door. Follow thru at home is major and maybe sporting events need to take a break to do so. It seems like now days so many parents are more worried about their kids sporting event then their school grades. I am a very involved parent who sits down with my children every night and do homework before we go to our sporting event. School always comes first ! I would strongly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2013

I AM NOT SATISIFIED BY THE EDUCATION MY 1ST AND 4TH GRADERS ARE GETTING. THE PRE K IS WONDERFUL FOR MY DAUGHTER, BUT MY SONS ARE NOT BEING CHALLENGED OR RECIEVING ENOUGH HELP. AT THE START OF 4TH GRADE MY SON WAS TESTING BEYOND THEIR EXPECTAIONS FOR END OF THE YEAR OF A 5TH GRADER. THE TEACHER DIDNT HAVE MUCH OF A PLAN ON HOW SHE WILL BE CHALLANGING MY SON. THEN MY 1ST GRADER WAS TOP READER AT THE OLD SCHOOL, AND HERE HE ISNT. I FEEL AS THOUGH HE NEEDS MORE HELP THAT THE TEACHER ALSO ISNT GIVING. IM GOING TO BE LOOKING INTO CHANGING SCHOOLS FOR ALL MY CHILDREN. THIS SCHOOL IS FULL OF GHETTO KIDS AND PARENTS WHO HAVE NO ASPIRATIONS TO WELL AND BECOME SUCCESSFUL.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2010

My son and I love this school. All the teachers,K-5, and staff(my son is in 2nd grade), know him by name. He adores the staff at Oakdale.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

Beware, because of the amount of kids in the school. The kids come second. My kid went there before i said enough is enough. She is a vary gifted student and do to class size they were un able to challenge those type of kids, nor did they wont to after many meetings and not getting any where enough is enough. Beware
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Love the school, teacher's and Mr. Mau the principle is so awesome. My son loves going to school here. I just wish I felt this good about the city of Oakdale itself, and my neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I am a new parent to this school. I have never met the principal, however I was truly inmpressed when my son who is in 5th grade came home to say that the principal came in and asked him by name how he was doing and how he liked his new school. My son was so happy that he knew him by his name. Thank you for making my son feel important. He still raves about it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2006

The teachers are great and everyone here is really nice. Both my daughters enjoyed this school.
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Posted October 20, 2004

I have three children that attend Oakdale Elementary. The close-knit community within the school allows for each child to feel 'a part' of the school family. The teachers are excellent at evaluating each child and working with them to bring out their potential. My kids have loved all of their teachers and have bonded with each of them throughout the years. Mrs. Ahn in the first grade is exceptional. The kids adored Ms. Cavanaugh and continue to talk about her daily. The teachers are very good at communicating with the parents to ensure that the child is getting the best education possible. I recommend Oakdale Elementary to anyone looking for a nurturing enviroment for their child to learn in. Wouldn't trade schools for the world! Thanks for all of your hard work - it hasn't gone unnoticed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2004

My daughter started kindergarten this year and really loves her school and her kindergarten teacher Ms. Whitehill. She has had such a positive experience and has learned so much. I really like the school and everything it has to offer.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

75 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
36%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male73%
Black61%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English75%
Non-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

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male74%
Black92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant81%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

86 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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
56%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male80%
Black92%
Asian77%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students51%
Female60%
Male41%
Black50%
Asian50%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English54%
Non-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 Students64%
Female68%
Male60%
Black50%
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant64%

Reading

All Students39%
Female43%
Male36%
Black38%
Asian26%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant39%
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%
Female56%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant51%

Science

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
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 54% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 6%
Black 11% 9%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 8% 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 56%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
Hmong
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hmong
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Peter Mau
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (651) 702-8591

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Multiple disabilities

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Hmong
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Remediation
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Playground
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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
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Oakdale, MN 55119
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