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Sunset Hill Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 579 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

My daughter has done kindergarten and first grade at Sunset Hill. Her teachers have been fantastic. They are dedicated, kind, and excel at parent communication. The parents seem to be very involved both in the classroom and with the PTA. They host a winter dance and a spring carnival, which the kids love. Homework is part of the culture of this school and expectations are high. But it does seem manageable. My daughter really has done well. I would strongly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2013

My daughters teacher was not the best teacher I have seen. She never explained to him what anything was she just said I already told you! You were not listening! The staff was even worse the one of the staff members made rude remarks which I found inappropriate and the principal did absolutely nothing to help! Overall the homework amount was a bit much my daughter was up until 2 am sometimes finishing homework. But she really liked all of the specialists like physical education and art. This was the only thing she really liked about school she said. But also she had the best school food she has had in along while! The food was delicious and healthy she says! Now we have moved and she is doing much better.
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Posted November 14, 2009

We have been very pleased with Sunset Hill. The staff is very welcoming, and they are adept at keep children challenged and supported. The gifted program is wonderful, and I love that they get technology and art every week, in addition to three phy. ed. and two music lessons. You can't go wrong with Wayzata schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

This is an absolutely great school that offers many activities such as violin lessons,school band etc. The educational standard is high, I dare to say maybe they go along too fast in the curriculum. Homework amount is reasonable, keeping the schools hours in perspective ( end of day at 3:50). I think this is one of the best elementary schools in the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul Area.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
90%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students89%
Female87%
Male91%
Black57%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant89%
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%
Female92%
Male83%
Black73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
70%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%

Reading

All Students87%
Female93%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant89%

Reading

All Students80%
Female74%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant91%

Science

All Students85%
Female78%
Male93%
Black69%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%
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 66% 74%
Asian 13% 6%
Black 12% 9%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Karen Keffeler
Fax number
  • (763) 745-5991

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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