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Longfellow Choice Elementary School

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Posted December 21, 2013

Fabulous school. Every member of the staff, from the prinicpal and teachers to the support staff and secretary, are 100% committed to the children. I am so blessed that my son attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 22, 2012

New principal is so involved and engaged, as well as all of the teachers. The superintendent can see it, too, and is starting a pilot program using iPads at this school. They are not afraid to be innovative. We feel so lucky to be here, it is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2008

My oldest child had trouble retaining information over the long summer breaks so we gave Longfellow a try it has been amazing ever since. The staff is wonderful and the students have so many opportunities to learn in small groups. The principal is very involved which is reassuring. My son had gone to three different schools before we found the perfect fit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2004

from what i can tell this school adds the quallity of education that every student should be aloud to get....excellent principal... the teachers are top notch... very proud to send my girls to this school.
—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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%

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 77% in 2010.

28 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
69%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

29 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

38 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students78%
Female70%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant78%
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 Students64%
Female65%
Male63%
Black58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male78%
Black90%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant82%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

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 Students73%
Female67%
Male78%
Black71%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students55%
Female54%
Male56%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
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

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male62%
Black55%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students46%
Female44%
Male48%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant46%
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 Students70%
Female71%
Male69%
Black75%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant70%

Reading

All Students61%
Female55%
Male69%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant61%

Science

All Students49%
Female41%
Male59%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant49%
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 48% 73%
Black 24% 9%
Hispanic 20% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 6%
Two or more races 4% 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 49%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Kris Davidson
Fax number
  • (507) 287-7842

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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