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Westwood Elementary School

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Posted August 5, 2014

My children attend this school and we love it! We have had a very positive experience! Love the teachers we have had so far.
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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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
61%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

86 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
20%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
72%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners62%
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 Students65%
Female58%
Male71%
Black40%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English66%
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 Students76%
Female73%
Male81%
Black58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant76%
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%
Female79%
Male66%
Black46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 Students61%
Female69%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students41%
Female54%
Male28%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Economically non-disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant41%
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 Students54%
Female63%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students41%
Female56%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Economically non-disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant41%
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%
Female27%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students49%
Female38%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant49%

Science

All Students55%
Female50%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant55%
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%
Female64%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students73%
Female70%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant73%
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 70% 73%
Black 9% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Two or more races 7% 2%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 50%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Janet Knoll
Fax number
  • (320) 529-4340

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5800 Ridgewood Rd
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