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Westwood Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 452 students

 

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2013:
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2012:
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Posted January 22, 2014

I agree with the other posts that this school is fine but the gifted program is not suitable for highly gifted children and the principal is only looking for over achievers. The principal does not understand the difference between bright children and gifted children. This program is definitely not challenging enough for truly gifted children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2013

The regular schooling is of your normal public school expectations, teaching to the "mass" students. However this school has a school within a school called SAGE, being marketed towards the local community as a gifted school inside a public school. The SAGE school is not knowledgeable in Highly gifted and above children. They are directed towards High Achievers, and are uneducated in how these HG+ children actually learn, socialize, and are unable to truly inspire these children. The principal is very opinionated in how her school is to be run, seems to be a great principal until there's a bump in the road, then she becomes judgmental, unwilling to help your child, and even threatening. The principal is the leader of the gifted program, and doesn't know of OE's, repetitive instruction issues, and tends to label ADD as issues in the gifted child. I truly hope the faculty becomes better informed on how HG+ children actually function, and what they "need" in order to learn. Personal Opinion: Do not go to Westwood for the gifted program, otherwise it's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

The principal and the teachers at this school are excellent. My daughter has made many friends and has so much opportunity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2010

Just great!!!! The principal is committed to every aspect, and the teachers well prepared and enthusiastic about their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2009

I really enjoyed my experience at this school! The staff is great, the curriculum is decent, and I think the school has an overall friendly, safe atmosphere.
—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.

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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

108 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

104 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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 Students96%
Female98%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant95%
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 Students92%
Female91%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant92%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%
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%
Female88%
Male95%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant92%

Reading

All Students82%
Female79%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%

Reading

All Students77%
Female79%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%

Science

All Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant86%
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 86% 74%
Asian 7% 6%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 2% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Pam Winfield
Fax number
  • (952) 226-0449

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5370 Westwood Dr
Prior Lake, MN 55372
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