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Sun Path Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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Posted September 27, 2013

With so many charter and private school options in the area we put a lot of thought into what would be the best option for our children. After weighing a plethora of pros and cons we decided to choose our neighborhood school (Sun Path) and we couldn't be happier with our choice! Our daughter is into her second year and continues to be excited to learn and share about the new knowledge she has gained every day. The principal and media center specialist organize school wide events that are engaging and informative. The teachers present as having a genuine interest in every student, work to challenge students based on their abilities, and maintain an open line of communication with parents. In addition, we have found many parents and families who are actively engaged in various school wide initiatives, volunteering opportunities, and activities. One final positive is that the school maintains a vibrant art, active gym, and comprehensive music curriculum that unfortunately has begun to disappear in other schools and districts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2011

The worst school experience EVER! My 7 year old child was so unhappy there. The curriculum is substandard. The teacher let them choose their own spelling words. Imagine a second grader still spelling beginning sight words( ex: I , am , the) The curriculum is below state standards, and so is the test results. Check them out for yourselves. Please don't bring child to that school, unless you want to be disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

Sun Path is a great school. My children attend Sun Path and we could not be any happier with their progress. Their teachers are wonderful every year and the entire staff/principal are easy to talk to and make school a fun place to be!
—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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
69%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
85%

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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

124 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

107 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students75%
Female83%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English85%
Not 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

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male75%
Black40%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners37%
Proficient in English82%
Not 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

Reading

All Students81%
Female82%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English84%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

120 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

123 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%
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 Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students58%
Female60%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant58%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asian100%
Hispanic47%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant68%
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 Students60%
Female59%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students69%
Female76%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant69%

Science

All Students69%
Female71%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant69%
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 68% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Hispanic 10% 7%
Black 6% 9%
Two or more races 4% 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 27%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2250 17th Ave East
Shakopee, MN 55379
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Phone: (952) 496-5892

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