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Sweeney Elementary School

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Posted November 16, 2006

I love Sweeney Elementary. I have had children attending the school for 6 years. Currently I have one in fourth grade and child in second grade. I have volunteered each year in the school. The teachers I have worked with are excellent. The have good control of the class room, are positive and upbeat and you can tell they really care about the kids. The principal is very hands on and involved with the programs in the school. You see him out walking around the school interacting with the students and teachers. He relates well with students, teachers and parents. There is an active parent teacher organization at Sweeney that plans fun after school activities. My children love going to school. They feel safe there and are succeeding academically.
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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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

90 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

107 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
70%
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

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

111 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
55%
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 Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Hispanic65%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners71%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant82%
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 Students78%
Female84%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant78%
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 Students82%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant82%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

131 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students82%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities63%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant82%

Reading

All Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian40%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant51%
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 Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners52%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students48%
Female49%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant48%
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 Students67%
Female64%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students65%
Female59%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant65%

Science

All Students62%
Female52%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant62%
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%
Hispanic 17% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 3% 9%
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 37%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • David Orlowsky
Fax number
  • (952) 496-5835

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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