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Battle Creek Magnet Elementary School

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Posted August 22, 2013

battle creek elementry school it has great teachers and the staff there is nice when i sign my daughter up she was really exited to be in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

My son attended Battle Creek Environmental Magnet School since Kindergarten. From my experience with this school in the past we had high expectations and were very excited for him to attend. Little did we know... The school did NOT live up to those expectations. The school was a magnet mostly in name only (although some devoted teachers tried very hard to incorporate the environment and nature into the curriculum--often at the risk of getting in trouble). Each year got a little worse until we decided to pull him out--during his 5th grade year. (2010-2011) The leadership is terrible, the environment is stressful for the teachers (most of whom are excellent) and scary for many of the kids as discipline is not supported or reinforced by the office/principal, the environmental focus isn't anything more than any other school and scores are declining. To top if off--parent involvement seems to be frowned on by school leadership. The teachers here are okay to excellent. I gave the principal one star only because I couldn't give less. Although parents try very hard and do participate, they school does not encourage it--in fact it restricts it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

This school has excellent teachers and staff and many devoted parents--the potential for this to be a great school is there. But it currently has very poor leadership. Although slated as a Environmental Magnet I have been disappointed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 13, 2008

This is an excellent school and also my daughters first year here. She is in kindergarten and already, she has learned so much and is reading level one and level B books. I'm so proud of her! All of the staff is very friendly and acknowledges everyone who enters the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2006

My son has went here for 4 years and we find it a very comfortable school for us - they do keep parents well informed of school happenings on a weekly basis.The afterschool programs are run by the neighboring rec center. The shool is extremely enviromently oriented.I knew this school was run well the first time i went inside for the tour.
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Posted February 7, 2005

I have two boys who attended this school. Both enjoyed it tremendously. It is a very nurturing school, where the children feel safe and cared for, and ready to learn. My younger son has autism, and they did a wonderful job adapting to his needs.
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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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

79 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
52%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

84 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

81 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
22%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

73 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students49%
Female68%
Male33%
Black41%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant49%
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 Students61%
Female71%
Male50%
Black50%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant61%
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 Students55%
Female62%
Male49%
Black32%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students69%
Female77%
Male59%
Black67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant69%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
25%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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 Students36%
Female32%
Male40%
Black35%
Asian38%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant36%

Reading

All Students22%
Female32%
Male13%
Black9%
Asian22%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant22%
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 Students58%
Female58%
Male59%
Black37%
Asian57%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students34%
Female33%
Male36%
Black37%
Asian22%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant34%
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 Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
Black33%
Asian57%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male47%
Black47%
Asian41%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant51%

Science

All Students34%
Female28%
Male40%
Black21%
Asian28%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant34%
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 Students31%
Female36%
Male26%
Black17%
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%
English language learners16%
Proficient in English37%
Non-migrant31%

Reading

All Students45%
Female53%
Male38%
Black40%
Asian47%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English53%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant45%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 43% 6%
Black 25% 9%
White 18% 73%
Hispanic 12% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Two or more races 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 78%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Eleanor Clemmons
Fax number
  • (651) 293-5396

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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60 South Ruth St
St Paul, MN 55119
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