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Washington Elementary School

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Posted December 22, 2008

We are in our last year at Washington and I can only say good things about the our experience. The teachers are wonderful, the curriculum excellent. We have only praise for the entire school. One would think if you have a long waiting list every year that this program would be expanded. We are very sad to leave and wish it went through 8th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

Washington represents everything that can be right in a public school - overwhelming parent involvement, high expectations for EVERYONE, a rigid code of conduct, intensive instruction of the Three Rs (Core Curriculum). Kids leaving Washington have the effective equivalent of a private school education. It's a shame that they don't adopt this model nationwide and skip the failed new-age curricula. We moved to the Twin Cities - and now - grades later, the metro schools are only beginning to cover the material my kids mastered at Washington three years ago.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2003

The Core Knowledge Curriculum is wonderful! The children learn things I never learned (including through my Bachelor's Degree). It's a small enough school that you know the more active parents, know the teachers, and most of the children. There were Foreign Language Clubs, Drama Club, Destination Imagination, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts available through the school. Plus, Math Masters and Jr. Great Books to enhance the curriculum.


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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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
100%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

61 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
81%
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 Students90%
Female88%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
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 Students96%
Female97%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students94%
Female91%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant94%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%
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 Students90%
Female93%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant90%

Reading

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students94%
Female94%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant94%

Reading

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students93%
Female93%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Non-migrant93%

Reading

All Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-migrant95%

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant87%
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 69% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 18% 6%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black 3% 9%
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 13%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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