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Richfield Stem School

Public | K-5 | 837 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2013

My son has issues with ADHD and I'm very impressed on how they handle him. The staff is so kind and caring to me and my son. I would recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2010

My daughter started attending last fall. She has chnaged drastic and I have no complaints about the staff or other students. Its been a great experience for us. I will I had of changed her sooner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

Exemplary teaching and enthusiasm. Diversity is embraced by students and staff alike. My children in grades 3 & 5 are doing extremely well. There is an abundance of Title 1 programs for the academically challenged, as well as an abundance of Gifted & Talented programs also. The staff appears to be well coordinated with the Principal & Assistant Principal and the communication is excellent. The diversity is so well handled that my children do not even consider ethnicity of the other students. We are Caucasian, non-Hispanic and my children don't even think about the ethnicity of the other students. They're just other students & friends, in my kids' minds. I am extremely happy with this school & this school district. Parent involvement is about average, could be a little higher, but then again, a lot of these parents are working several jobs to get by.
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Posted March 12, 2006

School lacks sufficient funding for classroom materials, leaving talented staff frustrated and apologetic to families. Parent involvement is average, special education services are poorly coordinated. Good school spirit and fun principal, but too many complaining staff and backbiting to feel comfortable there as a parent. Not enough minority role models to teach this diverse population.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

247 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

215 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

190 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
16%
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 Students67%
Female83%
Male53%
Black58%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English73%
Not 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 Students62%
Female70%
Male56%
Black50%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant62%
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 Students65%
Female65%
Male65%
Black71%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant65%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%
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 Students53%
Female47%
Male57%
Black59%
Asian67%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners49%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students30%
Female33%
Male29%
Black28%
Asian50%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities35%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant30%
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 Students60%
Female63%
Male57%
Black52%
Asian73%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students38%
Female50%
Male27%
Black35%
Asian47%
Hispanic7%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant38%
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 Students37%
Female33%
Male40%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant37%

Reading

All Students55%
Female50%
Male59%
Black44%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students41%
Female36%
Male46%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic3%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant41%
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 34% 73%
Hispanic 30% 7%
Black 18% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Two or more races 6% 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 64%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Joey Page
Fax number
  • (612) 798-6664

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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7020 12th Ave South
Richfield, MN 55423
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