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Kaposia Education Center Elementary

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Posted March 16, 2014

Kaposia is a great school. I'm a parent of a 1st grader there and I have been actively involved with volunteering at the school. I'm amazed at the dedication of the staff. They are a very solid group of warm individuals. I feel very secure with my child there knowing how well the staff interacts with the kids and their daily routines. The Principal has most all the students (nearly 1000) names memorized. He engages with them in activities, promotes the IB learner profiles, and really takes the time to listen to them. All the staff does. The fact that this school has a 3 of 10 rating right now leaves me a gasp! Parents love this school, the staff loves this school and the kids, even though would rather be in front of their favorite video games, love being here. Take time to consider the reviews from people whom might not have much engagement with the school themselves as not having good info to offer. If your moving to the area and want to find out more about Kaposia, or your considering switching schools, I deeply encourage you to contact the Kaposia office. Let them know your interested in the school and want to know more. They will be very helpful in answering questions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2014

I went to this school when I was young. It was terrible. I did not get the help I needed and they ostracized me and other children that they thought were "not suited". I have little cousins who go there now, who say the same exact thing. This school needs to work on building a better community and look into "leave no child behind".


Posted June 10, 2012

I love Kaposia!!! I have never had any bad experiences. My son was bullied on the playground and within 8 hours there results. He also has ADHD and the school is always understanding and patient with him. Very open and the communication is always open. We've been attending Kaposia since 2007.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2012

My child attended this school from kindergarten-2nd grade. There are many thins thaat can be worked on by the leadership of this school. They allow teachers to use humiliation as a form of discipline, create rules that are not communicated to parents, cannot offer advanced/gifted student testing or a program, allow teachers to provide completely false or inflated feedback to parents. My child was refused the right to go to the bathroom 3 times during gym class. Consequently, extensively wet their pants in front of the entire class.I would not recommend the current leadership of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2011

My granddaughter goes there and she likes it very much. My neighbors think it is a great school also. To bad the school is getting over crowded because the people in Inver Grove are sending them there instead of their own school district. That must tell you something, if Inver Grove students are going there instead of their own schools.


Posted August 31, 2010

Kaposia Education Center is a great school. My daughter has attended Kaposia since 1st grade and is now starting 4th grade. The teachers have been wonderful and very supportive. My only complaint is that no programs are available for gifted students. My daughter complains that the work is too easy. Her teacher for third grade did a wonderful job of giving her more challenging school work and homework. I would recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

We are grandparents raising a grandson who came to live with us in the 4th grade. Our grandson had attended Kaposia since preschool. He had some behavior issues, acting out because of the emotional time he was going through. We kept the lines of communication open with the teachers and staff, and they couldn't have been more supportive. In my opinion, for the most part, teachers and especially the principal, fully understand they are working with children, not adults, and do not try to resolve children's issues using adult remedies. Note: Our grandson also experienced bullying on the playground as someone else mentioned, and I would like to see 'zero tolerance' addressed so the bully is disciplined, not the victim as well; sends the wrong message. School has very friendly and inviting atmosphere. Highly rated elementary education overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

Kaposia is an incredible school and SSP school district is wonderful as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

I ve had two children attend Kaposia Elementary. They ve done very well academically and have been very good students and well behaved. The teaching staff has been very friendly and helpful in explaining how my children are doing each Trimester. They ve also done an excellent job in keeping the parents actively involved. I think they do a great job overall. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone who is thinking of moving to the community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2005

I feel Kaposia Elementary is lacking very much in their own policies such as Zero Tollerance. My child was injured with a swollen cheek and black eye at recess and was not allowed to go in to see the nurse. My daughter was being bullied and I finally had to talk to the teacher so that something would be done about it. I feel my kids could be taught a higher, more structured education if staff cared about what was going on with the school. I don't plan on sending my kids back this upcoming school year. They have been attending since 2002 and it's only gotten worse.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2005

I feel this school is average. There could be much more help in recognizing children with Special Education needs. I've had 3 children in this school. My oldest was allowed to go from grade to grade failing miserably, my 2nd child did quite well but had a lot of missing homework, and my youngest was the only child that was addressed to have an IEP done. All 3 of my children were involved in some kind of physical contact from another child that was never reported to me. I feel Kaposia felt more like a more rural school in a suburban setting with much more room to improve.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

103 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%

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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

121 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

92 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

109 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

97 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
27%
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

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
78%
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 Students81%
Female90%
Male70%
Black80%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English87%
Non-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

Reading

All Students70%
Female68%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students65%
Female73%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant65%
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 Students73%
Female78%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%
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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

133 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%
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 57% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
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 Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students56%
Female57%
Male55%
Black41%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant56%
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%
Female60%
Male61%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students39%
Female44%
Male33%
Black31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant39%
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 Students52%
Female55%
Male49%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students47%
Female47%
Male47%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant47%

Science

All Students40%
Female41%
Male40%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic12%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant40%
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 Students40%
Female39%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students47%
Female59%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic37%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant47%
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 59% 73%
Hispanic 28% 7%
Black 5% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 56%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • John Laliberte
Fax number
  • (651) 457-9453

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1225 1st Ave South
South St. Paul, MN 55075
Phone: (651) 451-9260

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