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Wilshire Park Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 682 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

My kids have gone to Wilshire park for the last 4 years. The teachers actively communicate with me about homework, progress, and learning or behavior issues. They have high expectations around grades and homework, which I fully support. It's also a small district, so I feel my kids aren't lost in the crowd. My youngest has been diagnosed with ADHD and has struggled with behavioral issues. The staff helped evaluate the situation and created an individual education plan that has greatly improved his behavior over the last two years. Like any school, parent need to be very involved - the more you put in, the better you sleep at night knowing you've done all you can to set your child up for success. Overall, Wilshire is a great school, with above average parent involvement a high academic expectations (and the results to show it).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I have been really happy with the teachers at the school. They are very approachable. The staff has worked with us to help our child succeed and we have seen some wonderful progress. Our child has had additional help with reading and math. The staff has set realistic goals and is constantly tracking our child's progress and giving us updates. I do believe the staff tries their best to give each child a teacher that will work well with their personality and that has been obvious with our experience. Kindergarten was not the best for our child, since the match was not the best (but who knew what to expect), but since then things have been great. In addition to being an academic institution they have a lot of fun activities throughout the year for the kids and their families outside of normal school hours. This gives parents the opportunity to connect and kids the chance to have fun with their friends. There are a wonderful crew of parents that dedicate a lot of time planning these fun events and volunteering, which really makes this a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2012

This is a good school. It could be a great school if they brought in a Principal that was open, less intrusive and flat out rude. It's about the kids, not the principal's career agenda. Choose teachers based on their ability, not who knows who. Get rid of the drama, and judgmental ways encouraged by staff. Parent involvement at this school is excessive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2011

the person who wrote my child is finishing 4th grade what is your child's name? i think my girl may know him/her
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

This school has been a greart nurturing environmenrt for my son. He is finishing his 4th year here, and still loves going to school. The staff is always caring and enthusiastic. They will always go out of their way for the needs of both students and parents. Parent involvement is very high. The support from this whole small community is high. Consequently, getting into this tiny school district is getting harder. Home sale inventory is limited at any given time, as is rental property. Out-of-district spaces have become non-existent. So if you want to send your child here, plan accordingly!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

Both of my children have had wonderful experiences at Wilshire Park. They have great teachers and there is a peaceful, disciplined (but not harsh) feeling to the school. Parent involvement is very high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Low class sizes, excellent teachers plentifle supplies and a great building also good parent involvement
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

A healthy, positive and inspired learning culture permeates throughout this school. The teachers are full of creative energy and aren't just going through the motions. My daughter learned to expect nothing but the very best from herself and was shown how fun it can be to work hard and succeed. Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2008

I like it. it is interactive for parents and fun for kids.my three children love it. the actually want to go to school in the morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2005

I have had two children go through WilShire Park and have been extreamly happy with the school. The staff is excellent,they provide many school activities and there is a wonderful sense of community. The school is not as diverse as many schools in this area, but that is in part because this is a very small school district. My children have been challenged and the current principal is very involved in student life and appears to be very supportive of her staff. I would and have highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a academically focused and wonderfully supportive school. There are many opportunities for parent involvement for those who look for that in a school.
—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.

106 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

117 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

136 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

131 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
89%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

138 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
60%
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 Students87%
Female91%
Male82%
Black79%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities57%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%
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 Students81%
Female77%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English85%
Not 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 Students86%
Female95%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

129 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
73%
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 Students95%
Female97%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White99%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities92%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English98%
Not migrant95%

Reading

All Students84%
Female83%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant84%
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 Students78%
Female73%
Male85%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Black60%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities62%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant74%
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 Students72%
Female65%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students81%
Female76%
Male86%
Black36%
Asian82%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant81%

Science

All Students67%
Female62%
Male73%
Black18%
Asian46%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant67%
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 77% 73%
Two or more races 8% 2%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Black 5% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
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 21%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Kari Page
Fax number
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3600 Highcrest Rd NE
St. Anthony, MN 55418
Phone: (612) 706-1200

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