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Elton Hills Elementary School

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Posted May 7, 2014

My daughter is in kindergarten with Mrs Lamb at Elton Hills elementary school. We have been very happy with the school and impressed with her teacher. There has been great communication between the school and parents and students and through the parent-student-teacher conferences I have gained a clear understanding of where my daughter is up to- her achievements to date and what is expected for her year level/the rest of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2013

Elton HIlls is a great small school (compared to others in the district) and the teachers really care. Our two kids went there K-5 and I volunteered several times a week as needed. I was involved there for 9 years total.Wonderful blend of cultures too which gives any young person a good social basis for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2011

We have absolutely loved Elton Hills and our childrens' experiences there. The principal, Paul Ehling, is absolutely one of the best principals I have worked with. He shows genuine concern for the children and works well with the staff and parents. The teachers are caring and hard working and easy to work with also. I feel like my children are attending a haven in the middle of a chaotic world. The scores may not be the highest in the city but they have excellent supplements for children who are excelling and need a challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

I agree completely with the previous reviewer. Elton Hills is an excellent school with caring teachers and a dedicated principal. (The principal really does know the names of each of the 400+ students!) Students of all levels have their academic needs met. If anything, the high achieving students could do with a little more challenge, but this is more of a district-wide funding challenge, rather than an issue that Elton Hills is facing alone. The staff welcomes and encorages parent involvement. The school also has a very strong PTSA which organizes and funds numerous additional opportunities for the students, including many enrichment offerings. My children are very happy there and we couldn't ask for anything more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2004

We love Elton Hills Elementary! The staff at Elton Hills is second to none. They are unified in their approach, and are committed to excellence in education. I've been very impressed with Diane Trisko's leadership and her personal involvement in the school. She takes the time to know every one of her students by name. She attends every event, and truly cares about every individual at the school (staff and students alike). Thank you, Elton Hills, for a wonderful elementary school experience! We will be moving to the Twin Cities this summer. I pray that we find a school that comes close to Elton Hills. We'll miss all of you very much!
—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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

60 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students74%
Female75%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant74%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male65%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant73%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

77 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%
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 Students72%
Female82%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students61%
Female72%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian36%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English71%
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 Students68%
Female79%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students51%
Female64%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant51%
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 Students56%
Female44%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant57%

Science

All Students55%
Female53%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant55%
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 62% 73%
Hispanic 14% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Black 9% 9%
Two or more races 5% 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 48%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Paul Ehling
Fax number
  • (507) 287-7833

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1421 Elton Hills Dr NW
Rochester, MN 55901
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