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Sunset Terrace Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 695 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2013

New to sunset terrace this year. the school is much bigger then last year. she seems to like it alright and the teachers help her around. so far so good and very nice structurally. clean and tidy. only thing that i would change is when dropping of a child they go in the back door. they play outside then go in together. on cold days the doors are locked and im not sure what the kids are to do because they dont play outside. always a pile of freezing kids on the cold days. also, theres no parking lot. you have to park in front of peoples houses for up to 3 blocks to get your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

This is our first year at this school, my children were at Gage last year. I like the values and teacher involvement and also appreciate the fact that the students do recite the Pledge of Alligence every morning. The ony concern I have is that they use styrophome trays for lunch.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2005

Sunset Terrace is a wonderful school to have your children at. The teachers are open to the parents involvement and they look at the student's best interested in education. They are friendly and just wonderful. The principle of the school is wonderful as well. She works great with families and is just out standing. This is a awesome school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

This school is the best! Every day I go it is clean and makes me feel ready to start the day. The teachers are friendly and do not pressure you. I recomend that you move into the Sunset Terrace area if you are planning to move into the Rochester area. Good-bye and good luck!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

89 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

132 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

89 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students83%
Female85%
Male80%
Black75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English86%
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

Reading

All Students80%
Female87%
Male74%
Black77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant80%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Black77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant86%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
67%
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 Students60%
Female61%
Male60%
Black37%
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students53%
Female57%
Male49%
Black37%
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant53%
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 Students66%
Female66%
Male65%
Black54%
Asian65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students53%
Female52%
Male55%
Black42%
Asian30%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant53%
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%
Female61%
Male51%
Black42%
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students53%
Female56%
Male49%
Black42%
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black37%
Asian63%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant57%
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 63% 74%
Black 18% 9%
Asian 11% 6%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Jody Goldstein
Fax number
  • (507) 328-3765

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1707 19th Ave NW
Rochester, MN 55901
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