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George W. Gibbs Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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Posted September 4, 2013

The first day brought "thanks" from our favorite student for transferring from another school to Gibbs!


Posted August 1, 2012

I will miss this school. My daughter was only able to go to this school for Kindergarten. In the beginning, I was very skeptical of the school because of the teacher to student ratio (my daughter's had 21 students). Within 2.5 hours they accomplished a lot! Her teacher always encouraged parents to get involved. My daughter ended K reading two grade levels ahead!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2011

I have a child with special needs and as much as they say they want parents involved they really don't. They will not tell me anything about my son's day. He is not able to tell me what he did at school. I have had issues with his special ed teacher who has a control issue and again doesn't want to involve the family in our son's education. I would not recommend this for anyone with special education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2011

We moved to this school district 3 mos ago. My 10 yr. old daughter in 5th grade really enjoys this school. She has made friends quickly, her teacher is very responsive to my questions. There isn't to much homework, yet they hold the kids accountable for their work. I'm happy with 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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

123 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

120 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

103 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
49%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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

Reading

All Students87%
Female91%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant88%
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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%
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 Students79%
Female77%
Male81%
Black64%
Asian77%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male69%
Black57%
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant71%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students72%
Female66%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian53%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant72%
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 Students55%
Female55%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian57%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students43%
Female49%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian30%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant43%

Science

All Students47%
Female44%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asian38%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant47%
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 75% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 6%
Black 7% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 19%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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