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Red Oak Elementary School

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4 stars

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Posted August 27, 2014

This is a truly great school. How do I know? My daughter has attended for the past 4 years. She loves it so much that she is sad when the year ends and ecstatic when it is time to go back. Families are a priority here...everyone is made to feel welcome and a vital asset to the school. Every teacher we have had has been great....amazing even! We could not be happier and are very glad our other kids will be attending here as well. Shakopee is a great community with awesome schools!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2014

My grandchildren have gone to red oak for two years. In that time as a volunteer and an active part of there lives, I have seen their wonderful teachers guide and teach them with patience and understanding. We communicate with each other, when any kind of situation has happened, so we can then resolve it in a healthy way. I would say that an improvement could be made in the screening of the substitute teacher in the younger grades, (first grade primarily). Everyone has been so helpful and supportive, from the gals in the office, to the teachers and most of the substitute teachers. It is a real pleasure to work with Mrs. Ruegg and Mrs. Dahl, two very fine teachers. You can easily see that they enjoy their work! This has been a great start to my grandchildren's education.


Posted April 6, 2014

My daughter has gone to Red Oak since kindergarten. She is now a 5th grader and in her last year. The teachers and staff have been nothing but amazing since day one. My daughter has thrived both socially and academically and I give so much of the credit to the exceptional education that she has received at Red Oak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2013

My daughter is very lucky to go to this school. Her teacher Mrs Julie Dahl is AMAZING. My daughter learned a lot. And my husband and I are very satisfied of what she's done. She's very good in communicating with the parents through emails and notes. She's my daughters teacher 1st and 2nd grade. My daughter love her and the school. Great school to go to...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2012

Red Oak is an excellent place to go through elementary school. I had 2 kids get a decent education. The one thing I do not agree with is looping. if you get stuck with a bad teacher and you don't want to change the "mixup" of the class, you could have 2 bad years, like my daughter did. Her teacher was self absorbed and it wasn't until that was over that my daugher excelled with another teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2012

I'm so sorry but this school is no where near a great school. Teachers brag about how annoying kids are. They do not have any accountability for the way they treat students or parents. One teacher was boasting that she gets served a law suit from at least one parent every year. Please! Another teacher told our family directly that my son was lazy and reminded her of her own lazy son. REALLY? He was in 4th grade! She continued to fail him on nearly every assignment even if answers where correct saying his numbers where not styled to her liking or some other excuse. My son could barely read or write coming out of this school. I do have to say there are a very small handful of good teachers at this location such as Mrs. Erickson who was an amazing kind and supportive teacher to every student. The Principal is a kind nurturing man but cannot make up for a bad staff. We are now in a different state and at an amazing high end supportive public school and my son is well on his way to a top college for pre-med. If you are thinking about moving to the twin cities area consider other suburbs such as Edina or Minnetonka if schools are a concern.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2010

I have three children who have attended Red Oak. I have always been impressed by the quality of education and the warm and caring staff who works so hard at Red Oak.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2008

Red Oak is excellent. The staff is caring, understanding and adaptable to the uniquity of each student without detracting from the class. Teachers are very committed and creative in the ways they present different subjects. The principal is kind and very accessible/approachable to the students and regularly visits classrooms to interact with students. It's a comfortable and safe environment that just has a good feel to it. Everyone is very friendly and involved. Red Oak rocks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

My son is in first grade and he is in Ms. Thomas's class. We like her very much and tries to accommodate a lof of things for kids. She is very receptive and caring. She is open to ideas and since my son is advanced, she gives him advanced math packets, gives more thought to the next step the child should move to and she has helped my son move forward from wherever he is rather than waiting for the class to catch up to him. She has the AR program started for 1st graders(even though AR starts only from 2nd grade). I would suggest Ms.Thomas to any first grade parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2006

This is a great school if you get the right teachers. We had GREAT years and terrible years. There seems to be no recourse for the parents if a teacher decides your child is not to his/her liking. Great teachers I would encourage any parent to go for are Ms. Erickson and Mrs. Kudrle. Ms. Erickson cares about all levels succeeding and Mrs. Kudrle is very encouraging and positive.
—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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
84%

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 77% in 2010.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

127 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

147 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

118 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
46%
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 Students90%
Female96%
Male85%
Black90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learners87%
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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 Students84%
Female91%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English88%
Not migrant84%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male84%
Black77%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant86%
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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

144 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

127 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
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

All Students74%
Female73%
Male75%
Black50%
Asian83%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students61%
Female64%
Male59%
Black39%
Asian56%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant61%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black55%
Asian79%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Black50%
Asian85%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant70%
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%
Female72%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant69%

Reading

All Students66%
Female67%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian72%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students63%
Female62%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian67%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant63%
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 62% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 12% 6%
Black 10% 9%
Hispanic 10% 7%
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 28%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7700 Old Carriage Court
Shakopee, MN 55379
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