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Bishop Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted August 1, 2013

My 3 children had the pleasure of attending Harriet Bishop. After moving from another school in Rochester to Bishop we were pleasantly surprised. The teachers are fantastic. They not only taught the kids but they genuinely cared about them too. My kids thoroughly enjoyed going there. They cater for students needing extending but also for those needing a bit of help. Class sizes are about ~ 26 which is a great size. I would thoroughly recommend Bishop to anyone who wants their kids to have a good and happy education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

I grew up in a rural area, and swore to myself that if I ever had a child I would NEVER send them to a Rochester school. Well, guess what? My son ended up going to Harriet Bishop. I couldn't have been more pleased. I loved the way they tought the kids. I loved that the school taught them about "life lessons". He had some of the greatest teachers of all time in my opinion. I loved the "small town" feeling I had just being in the school. The classroom size seemed appropriate, the conferences were very thourough. The teachers not only taught my son, they taught me as well. I will never forget the teacher that told us, "your son is now in 5th grade, it's time for HIM to be responsible for making sure his homework is done...it's not up to you to remind him to do his homework" My son continues to thrive in the Rochester School System. He is now going into his first year of high school. Thank you Harriet Bishop for sending my child down a successful path and giving him the tools to do so well. Keep up the great work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2011

With one child just having finished 6 years at Bishop, and another ready to start his third year, we have been extremely pleased with this school. From a principal who knows EVERY child's name to a PTA that actively sponsors activities, I don't know what else we could hope for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2010

We love Harriet Bishop. It is a nice size so teachers and students know each other. Great neighborhood school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

I have nothing but good things to share about my experience at Bishop Elementary. This school houses a staff that is involved with their students in a positive and inspiring way.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 15, 2005

We found Bishop Elementary to be an excellent choice for our children. Bishop's Principal, Diane Dodge, is completely involved and she genuinely cares about each and every student. The teachers are great! They really get to know the students and they offer honest and fair feedback. The PTSA does a great job. I would have like to see more involvement of the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2005

I am opting for open enrollment for the 2005-2006 school year. The administration and teachers have NO patience or respect for thier students but yet expect it in return. My children have had several problems with their teachers over disciplining them for small things such as giggling when a fellow student tells them something funny during 'free time', which is used for reading or quietly working on homework with a partner. I have just had my share of the the program and I am pulling my children out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2005

We are looking to send our children elsewhere. My child was labled with attention deficit disorder in second grade by his teacher. Two psychologists have said he does not have this disorder. But the label continues to stick and follow him from grade to grade. I am dreading our daughter starting school there next year, as I fear she will also be labled, even though she has a much different personality. So we are looking into private schools now.
—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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

85 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

82 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

76 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
67%
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%
Female83%
Male86%
Black82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant83%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%
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%
Female75%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students61%
Female57%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English68%
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

Math

All Students80%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students61%
Female71%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities68%
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

Math

All Students63%
Female59%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students54%
Female67%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students56%
Female50%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant56%
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 71% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Black 9% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 30%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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