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Stride Academy Charter School

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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

An amazing school with a leveling program able to meet the needs of any ability student. The waiting list proves it! : )
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2013

My husband and I LOVE this school for our son! He is getting opportunities educational wise that he would never receive at the other traditional public schools. He is viewed as the individual he is. The teachers are all welcoming and help the children so much and help every child there. I have never seen any discrimination like I have read two other posts. They help anyway they can with each child so they are onto a successful school career. Love how they have 20 - 23 kids (depends on the grade), I feel this helps the teachers teach the students a lot better, along with the dress code. I can not say enough positive things about this school. The only negative my husband doesn't like, is they don't have organized sports to compete with the other schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

Stride Academy was great when it opened up until they expanded. They have not increased the administration size and have no formal rules or regulations in place to handle situations that arise. The administration hides behind the secretaries and make false promises, they fail to evaluate children with special needs after requested in writing. This is illegal and a poor use of taxpayer money. This school needs to be closed for illegal practices. Stride also has a huge bullying issues in which the teachers take part in. They single out children, and instead of fostering their growth they foster the feeling of failure in the child. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2013

Stride academy had a GREAT plan when they first started out. LOVED IT! However with recent administration changes and the addition of the middle school, they have lost focus and control. The middle school has a HUGE bullying program that they do not want to address and they have a poor disciplinary system in place for adolescence resulting in disrespectful classroom behavior with very little follow through to correct the problem. Sadly in the next two years they will be adding the middle school and elementary schools together at the same location! My children have been with Stride since they're opening day and ALL have been removed from the facility at placed at better more proactive schools : (
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2011

My daughter just completed Kindergarten here and absolutely loves it. They are encouraging and willing to work with students of all backgrounds. They also work hard to make everyone feel included. She is making great steps in math and reading, being a kindergartener and being in 1st grade math and 2nd grade reading is impressive. Also nice that they work within the community and bring Tae Kwon Do programs into the school.. definately a blessing for our family!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

My kids have been given opportunities at Stride that they never would have received in a traditional school. One of my children was skipped a grade and both kids are working in classes well above their homeroom grade level. They have grown so much academically, emotionally, and socially in the wonderful Stride atmosphere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2010

My son has grown both academically and socially at Stride. The staff from top to bottom go the extra mile to meet the needs of students. Very parent friendly school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2009

My two kids are put in reading and math groups beyond their grade because the school does not simply teach by grade, but by a child's needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

My daughter was falling behind in math at her former public school due to enormous class sizes and overburdened teachers. She was starting to believe she was 'bad at math' and her teacher didn't really do much to encourage her. Since entering Stride she has excelled! It's a great school and parents tend to be more involved since the school requires parent volunteerism. I am thrilled with the school itself as well as the children who my daughter has befriended. It was a wonderful choice for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

It's true the school offers small size with a cozy community school, but the curriculum lends itself toward a lot of rote learning and repetition. It's heavily worksheet based and (shockingly) light on art/music/extracurriculars. My son withered here and has since thrived at a more innovative, challenging school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2008

What a wonderful experience this has been for my children. My daughter excelled 2.5 years on her reading level in just one year and enjoyed doing it. Nuturing and supportive academic enviourment. A true blessing for our community.
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
60%
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%
Female75%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
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 Students76%
Female80%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students75%
Female68%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

61 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 71% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

44 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

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students66%
Female59%
Male73%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students46%
Female38%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
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 Students80%
Female57%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students66%
Female57%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-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

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 87% 73%
Black 9% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Hispanic 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%N/A37%
Female 44%N/A49%
Male 56%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Have met AYP (2007)
  • Have met AYP (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

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Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30am
School end time
  • 2:50pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Dale Beutel
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (320) 258-4765

Programs

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Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

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  • Painting
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1025 18th St North
Saint Cloud, MN 56303
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