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Turtle Lake Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 12, 2014

Turtle Lake is an incredible school. It is a joy as a parent to watch my children be so excited about learning. The teachers are fantastic and they are always looking for ways to make it even better, so it just keeps improving. We know so many families that have moved to this school or switched from a private school in the past year and they have all been so happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

Turtle Lake is a wonderful school. I know many families that moved into the area specifically for the school. Parents are involved. Teachers rally together to ensure kids who are struggling catch up, and kids who need more challenging material are given it. My 2nd grader is "behind" and there is a whole team working with us to make sure she is given the right support in her academics and social skills. I'm proud to say my children attend Turtle Lake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2014

I have three children in Turtle Lake, all at different levels of academic strength . TL has been able to adapt or challenge all of my kids to meet their needs. The involvement with parents and the community is outstanding. We moved into this school district for the great schools and we continue to be impressed and amazed at the dedication and compassion of the staff and teachers for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2014

Turtle was an excellent school, that is the entire reason my husband and I moved to the area. With test scores falling, poor leadership and increased enrollment, the school is taking a downward turn. Their test scores continue to drop. three years ago they were ranked as #12 in the state. Our children are high potential, but not being challenged. However, they do love the extra drawing and doodling time. Because our children have been "lost" multiple times we are looking at multiple private schools in the area. Safety is a concern for us as the administration recently forgot to tell the teachers the school was working on the fire alarms. The alarm went off and the students were lead out in below zero weather without coats. We know many families who have left Turtle Lake in the past year and we are next.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2014

Big school, big goals, big achievement! Turtle Lake has been so helpful with our gifted son by challenging him in advanced reading and math classes. It's a large school, yet friendly. International in scope and attendance. Wide variety of specialty classes and activities. Zoned in the higher income areas of Shoreview and North Oaks. Community involvement is excellent. Currently building with community donations a playground "for everyone," an inclusive playground for physically challenged kids. We considered privates like St. Paul Academy, Liberty Classical and Mounds Park and found them excellent, yet insular. Turtle Lake is come as you are, but come to learn from the dedicated teachers, who are getting younger every year, from our observations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

I have had 4 children go throught this school. The only problem I saw was old teachers waiting out their time to retire and we lost young enthuiastic teachers due to cuts. Other than that it is a great school! 10/10 for academic probably the highest parent involvement of any school i have seen.
—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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

173 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

163 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

150 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

162 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
72%

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

Reading

All Students90%
Female91%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-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 Students97%
Female98%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged99%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%
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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

143 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
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.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

177 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
85%
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 Students89%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asian96%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant89%

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant78%
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%
Female78%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian97%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students72%
Female73%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian87%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
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 Students75%
Female74%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students79%
Female84%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant79%

Science

All Students83%
Female79%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian91%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%
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 76% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 17% 6%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Black 2% 9%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 12%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1141 Lepak Ct
Shoreview, MN 55126
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Phone: (651) 621-7700

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