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Gage Elementary School

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Posted August 20, 2013

My daughter will be attending kindergarten 2013-2014 school year. I AM EXTREMELY NERVOUS..! Should I have anything to worry about??? I've been told that the school is "ghetto" as my nephew would phrase . A lot of bullying I was told happens there, can anyone tell me about the school. Please thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

My son is in first grade at Gage and also attended Kindergarten there. He loves the school and so do I. Parents are encouraged to be involved, I can get a hold of his teachers easily through email or notes sent in the folders. The bullying is not an issue, they have cracked down on it and don't tolerate it one bit. I was worried about sending my son there due to all the negative comments but it has truly been a great experience and plan on sending my daughter there when she is school age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

My son attended Gage K, 1, and 2 (headed to 3rd grade this fall.) and my daughter as a K student this year. I was initially worried after reading bad reviews... however, our experience has been fantastic. My son will be participating in the gifted classes at Gage this fall, and each year has had teachers that have given him extra work/challenge spelling lists and made sure he had additional material to keep him learning and interested. We haven't had any big issues with bullying (there are always a few bothersome kids anywhere you go) but my kids talk a lot about anti-bullying discussions so I am satisfied it is being addressed. We were very impressed with the assistant principal last year (it has since changed) as well as my son's teacher, who both called randomly to see how we were liking the school and looking for suggestions. If you are willing to get involved and be in the classroom, even better. Parents are encouraged and welcomed, but there isn't a lot of parent involvement (seems to be the same few over and over.)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2010

I have two boys in this school. It is the first year they are at Gage. We will be removing them. The bullying is horrible and nothing seems to be done about it. There is absolutely no communication with teachers. I have emailed both my sons' teachers and 2 weeks later still have not heard from them. Notes in assignments books also go unanswered. Very disappointing for an elementary school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2010

My daughter loved her 1st grade teacher at Gage, and thrived academically, however now in 2nd grade bullying is becoming a major issue and no measures are being taken to prevent it. We are thinking about switching her to a different school, which is very unfortunate. She is a very gifted and well mannered child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

I have had nothing but problems with Gage school with my son. I
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Gage school is ok for little girls or the girls. But they Boys have a hard time in this school. I feel that they focus too much on minor behavior issues instead of focusing on teaching the children. I also have seen that the administration is poor in this area as far as dealing with the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2009

My daughter attends Gage Elementary and has loved every year of it so far. She'll be going into the 3rd grade this year and is already looking forward to meeting her new teacher. We have been extremely pleased with all of her teachers and also the amount of diversity this school offers. Last year the students put on an assembly to show off their cultural diversity and I was surprised to see that 37 different cultures are represented. I think it is extremely important for children to be immersed in a diverse environment right away so they learn to accept people for their differences. All in all a wonderful school filled with great teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2007

Both my sister and I attend Gage elementary school, there have been lots of changes since I attend school. But Gage is a great school with many amazing teachers who I still stay in contact with. Another plus of Gage is the diversity which is important for all children to see. I'm glad I was able to see diversity from a young age and can now appreicate it more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

Not only was I put at ease when my daughter started kindergarten, but 1st grade as well. The teachers and staff are kind, caring, understanding, and very supportive. I'm glad I chose Gage for my daughters education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

My son attended K-1st here. He loved his teacher and many of his classmates but the administration apparently cannot deal with discipline/behavioral/language problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2006

Both of my children attended Gage and were in the Gifted and Talented program. The teachers they had were wonderful and pushed them to learn more. I never had issues with disciplinary problems. We previously were at Folwell school. Gage does offer a lot of diversity which I think is important for children to see. There are bullies in every school - I didn't see any more at Gage then at other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2005

We have moved a few times in different states and this was the worst school ever. Gage has a lot of discipline problems and average to gifted children are basically left to fend for themselves. My son who used to love school, now dreads it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Both of my children went to Gage Elementary School in Rochester, Minnesota. It is an excellent school with many styles of learning and a great staff. It was a very positive experience for both parents and students. Join the PTSA there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2004

Gage Elementary school is not a good school for average to advanced learners. We have found that the school focuses on those students who lag behind in academics and those who cause discipline problems in the classroom. There are a lot of discipline problems at this school; making it a poor learning environment for our children.
—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

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
65%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

96 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
35%
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 Students76%
Female72%
Male82%
Black82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant76%
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 Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant69%
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 Students66%
Female75%
Male61%
Black58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant66%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%
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 Students44%
Female36%
Male49%
Black37%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant44%

Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male32%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant35%
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 Students43%
Female38%
Male47%
Black33%
Asian38%
Hispanic10%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant43%

Reading

All Students40%
Female39%
Male41%
Black38%
Asian27%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant40%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male36%
Black5%
Asian47%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant38%

Reading

All Students55%
Female67%
Male44%
Black45%
Asian59%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students41%
Female38%
Male45%
Black5%
Asian47%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English55%
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 43% 73%
Black 25% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 15% 6%
Hispanic 10% 7%
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 61%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Kim Mcdonald
Fax number
  • (507) 328-3395

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1300 40th St NW
Rochester, MN 55901
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