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Brimhall Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 692 students

 

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Posted December 2, 2012

Our son attended this school for kindergarten. He was not challenged enough by the curriculum. He reported they did 'nothing'. Even with very specific questions about reading, writing, math, Very few completed work came home. I even emailed the teacher to see if he was not bring stuff home. I would not recommend this school for kids who don' t need to 'catch up'. Very large, diverse school and has gifted program but not until 3rd grade. By then you have lost 3 years of your child's interest in learning. I volunteered right before Dec break and one of the mom's was complaining about 'what am I going to do with my kid for 2 weeks?' I felt really bad for her kid. I look forward to time with my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2011

Our daughter attends Brimhall. I love her teacher. She is outstanding with the children and has been great with communicating with the parents. Supportive environment and great volunteer program!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

I moved my son here after several years at another school. He absolutely thrived at this school. Brimhall has some truly exceptional teachers, which shows in the sense of community that the kids have with one another and their testing. My son had some significant anxiety and underachievement at his prior school - and that all seriously flipped for the better at this school. I felt that the leadership was very responsive to these concerns and placed him (and my daughter) thoughtfully with well-suited teachers. He's now in high school (still doing great), but I thank Brimhall for setting this great tone for him. My daughter also just loved this school I can't say enough good things abou tit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2008

Brimhall was an ok school for my kid. If you want a principle that does a lot with the kids then do not go to Brimhall. The principle does absolutely nothing to help teachers or assist students. She only came by once to visit my child's class in the whole year. All she does was sit in the air conditioned office. Not to be mean to brimhall or anything the only thing good is safety. There are almost no advanced placement classes to get you ready for middle school. I'd say Brimhall used to have good teachers but now I'd stick to Parkview.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2005

Great school, my son is in first grade, he enjoy all the learning process. 'My son's teacher worked one-on-one with him and boosted his confidence as a reader.' I recomend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Brimhall is a state rated 5 star school, but does have some deficiencies. Many bright students attend and that is part of the reason for the high test scores. Principal is not a strong leader, doesn't know the names of the children in the school, often is non-responsive to parents, poor communication all around. In some grades the teachers send weekly email updates - a big plus. Three of the better teachers retired 6/05, still many wonderful educators remain. As noted in review below: no art program, fairly strong music program, children in grades 4-6 can take band/orchestra. Strong core of parent volunteers help make this school better. Parents volunteers provide most enrichment activities. Class size has increased significantly in the last few years. 28-29 students per class is typical. Brimhall has an unfriendly late start of 9:30 am and most kids don't get home until 4:15 in the afternoon.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2004

I'm a boy who moved from this school and I missed this school ever since. IT ROCKED MY WORLD and i never ever went to a better school than this one. The kids at my new school are ok but are much different since they aren't so nice or great. The friends your kid can make at this school are nice, responsible, DONT CURSE, and will make your child feel great and at home. This school also has Title 1 for kids behind and a afterschool/summer program called Friendship Connection where you can make friends, have your child make friends, have your child have funny in activies, and dont have to worry about your child while you are at work. All you have to do is pick him/her up. BEWARE: NO BUSES. It opens when school closes and closes at 6pm. Can be before School too. This School Rocks!SoBring YourKid HereToday!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 29, 2004

Dont listen to crazymons who give this school only 3 stars! your kid will have fun at gym, evry kid loves jungle tag at this school. Its k-6 and has gym=music evry other day for 1-3 graders and for k,4-6 has them evryday. Teachers are nice. They have a salad bar and hot lunch (2 choises). Has a after/before/summer friendship connection day care k-6 (summer k-4/5 but has a 3-9 at middle school)realllly fun(5 stars). Lots of cool field trips that cost under 10 bucks very learnable and fun. Title 1 for troubled kids. No art classes except in homeroom, but it makes ur kid love the time when art comes around. Esl for new or ethnic grouped americans to learn any launage. Field days at gym. Monthly drills for all weather. Nice kids. Feasts and bbqs and fun nights. All sport teams to sign for. Bookfares...... Just too much!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2004

I went to this school from 1-6 and i loved it... at times it could be stricked but at other time i enjoyed evey min. I made soo many new friends here... All i Have to say is i recomend it to any adults who are looking for their kids school... In fifth grade you go on a really exiting feild trip to the fortsnelling... And in Sixth you go on two exiting feild trips. 1: the adoubon(northwoods) 2: Ski trip... The at the end of the year you (if your in sixthgrade) get an award cerimony and you have at night a graduation... It reall rocks... Thanks for having me at the school it rocks!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 20, 2004

I have had children at this school since 1996 and still have 3 more years to go. Principal often avoids getting involved with parents and students. This school does had some really exceptioinal teachers - most of the questionable ones have retired. Parents are great and a strong volunteer program. Very limited opportunity for accelerated studies. Art was dropped a few years ago, classroom teachers try to do art - some more focused than others. Wonderful music program - singing, instruments and options for violin start in grade 4, band instrument available starting grade 5. Full day (with payment) kindergarten option. Terrific and fun physical education teachers and program. Note: I'm a tough grader not many 5's would I give except for the music program, and about 9 of the 21 classroom teachers. Talk to parents and request teachers for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

106 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
74%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

76 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

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 Students85%
Female82%
Male88%
Black78%
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant85%
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 Students72%
Female67%
Male78%
Black57%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant72%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant81%
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%
Female88%
Male86%
Black67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English95%
Not 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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

104 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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%
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 57% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

89 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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 Students85%
Female80%
Male89%
Black81%
Asian80%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students71%
Female68%
Male74%
Black50%
Asian79%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English80%
Not 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 Students76%
Female72%
Male79%
Black67%
Asian91%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant76%

Reading

All Students60%
Female59%
Male60%
Black43%
Asian59%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant60%
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 Students65%
Female63%
Male68%
Black7%
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students66%
Female59%
Male74%
Black21%
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students64%
Female51%
Male78%
Black39%
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant64%
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 Students69%
Female69%
Male68%
Black42%
Asian71%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students66%
Female71%
Male61%
Black42%
Asian58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English76%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant66%
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 47% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 26% 6%
Black 14% 9%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 43%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Penny Bidne
Fax number
  • (651) 638-9007

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1744 West County Rd B
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