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Adams Magnet Elementary School

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Posted May 29, 2012

We are just wrapping up our 4 year at Adams Spanish Immersion Magnet Elementary School in St. Paul, MN. All the teachers at Adams are outstanding. The St. Paul school district places unpractical demands on them, but they persist and do a great job of teaching the kids. The Spanish language is the icing on the cake here. The education is excellent! This year Adams received new principals. Heidi Bernal is the head principal. Nancy Veverka. These 2 ladies are exceptional. This year has been the most delightful year we have had at Adams. It all starts at the top. And this team makes an excellent crown to the school. Our family lives outside of the district. That means we put extra effort in having our kids educated at Adams. We drive them to school and pick them up every day, rain or shine, or even snow. My 3rd grader LOVES to read in English AND Spanish. Right now she's reading "Little Women". If you want to give your child the gift of a 2nd language, Adams is the place to be. I'd do it all over again!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

Awesome immersion education - kids are already bilingual (1st grade) and having a great time. We love 1st grade teacher Sra. Kelly Caspar!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I love that my children are learning SPanish at such a young age, and as kids adopted from Latin America, I am grateful that they see more teachers and kids that look like them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2010

I love that my child is becoming bilingual!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

Our children are now bi-lingual and bi-cultural thanks to this school and the wonderful teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2010

My grandchildren are well on their way to becoming bi-lingual thanks to Adams.


Posted April 20, 2010

We wanted to continue the bilingual piece of our child's cognitive development to help him become a global citizen. We are pleased with his increasing vocabulary and willingness to speak in Spanish more and more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The school is dedicated and passionate about its mission to teach Spanish. What better gift can you give your children than the ability to speak and learn in another language? I thank the teachers and staff for all they do and all the doors that they are opening up for the children who attend Adams!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

It has been a gift - to give our kids the ability to communicate in another language and receive a high quality education in the process. It will open so many opportunities for them, and help them connect with others around the world!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

The curriculum is well worth it, but requires work to be effective. It is challenging to kids to study in another language. The teachers are a diverse, as is the student body, and the openess to trying something different is refreshing. The intern program is great. Having native speakers come from different Spanish speaking countries adds to the authenticity of the cuuriculum and goals of the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

Adams is an awesome school. The teachers and staff are excellent. Plus it gives our children a leg up by teaching them a very useful skill, speaking Spanish. Being Billingual is a very necessary skill needed in this day and age. Thanks to all the staff for being so dedicated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

My daughter is well on her way to being functionally bilingual - what a bonus in our public education system! Beyond that, Adams is a warm, welcoming place that delivers high quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2010

This school has a long history of academic success in Saint Paul. A large number of students who emerge from Adams Spanish Immersion go on to continue their immersion studies at the junior and senior high programs. There are also many many students who go on to use their Spanish in their higher education and professional careers. The teachers are dedicated and knowledgeable about language learning as well as academic content and standards for students are high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Great teachers, great staff, great community of families plus our kids are speaking Spanish!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Intern program is great -- it helps the kids to be speaking Spanish with natives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The language immersion is a built in enrichment opportunity for my kids. I think the teachers are great and we have a principle that keeps the school running like a well oiled machine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Adams is a wonderful school! It has extremely dedicated teachers, a principal who keeps the place humming beautifully, and students who are engaged and happy. My daughter said she'd give up her summer vacation if she could keep going to school because she loves it so much. How does a parent top that?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

Judy, the principal, is one of the best leaders of the staff we've had. All the teachers are professional and care very much about the kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

The gift of being bilingual will benefit our children for their whole lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

My children have awesome teachers and are learning loads of spanish!!!
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
62%

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 77% in 2010.

78 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

73 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

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 Students81%
Female93%
Male72%
Black60%
Hispanic78%
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English82%
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 Students66%
Female65%
Male68%
Black57%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant66%
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 Students79%
Female76%
Male82%
Black50%
Hispanic71%
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant79%
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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

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

All Students63%
Female60%
Male67%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students36%
Female42%
Male28%
Black26%
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant36%
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 Students65%
Female67%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students49%
Female50%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant49%
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 Students59%
Female55%
Male65%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students52%
Female49%
Male56%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students44%
Female38%
Male53%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant44%
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
Hispanic 49% 7%
White 30% 73%
Black 15% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
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 52%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Elizabeth Heffernan
Fax number
  • (651) 298-1598

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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615 South Chatsworth
St Paul, MN 55102
Phone: (651) 298-1595

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