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Park Rapids Area Century Elementary School

Public | PK-4

 

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Posted May 8, 2014

This has been our first year at Century Elementary. We have a Kindergartner and third grader. This has been an absolutely amazing year for our kids! The overall "feel" in the school seems to be so caring and nurturing. The principal is VERY attentive and approachable. Excellent communication with parents! Ms Lempola and Mrs. Hanson are FABULOUS!! Thank you so much for such a wonderful year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2010

This school is so great teachers and administation! BOTH have gone above and beyond to make sure we adjusted to our new school and that my child was comfortable, confident, and caught up. I cannot say enough posative things about this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2009

Century Elementary goes out of its way to help students who are struggling. No child falls through the cracks, which is so important in the beginning years of school.
—Submitted by a parent


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About these ratings

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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

101 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
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 Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students62%
Female64%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students60%
Female68%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 73%
Two or more races 4% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 9%
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 58%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Bruce Gravalin
Fax number
  • (218) 237-6248

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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501 Helten Ave
Park Rapids, MN 56470
Phone: (218) 237-6330

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