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Fieldstone Elementary School

Public | 1-4 | 650 students

 

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Posted September 4, 2014

I was shocked to read the bad reviews about Fieldstone. My daughter attended school there 1-4 grades. We are very happy with the education that she received while there. She's always been a good student and the teachers were still attentive to her needs. The principals there greet each child by name! And there are over 600 kids! I'll admit that there were teachers we loved and teachers we loved less but find me a school where you love every staff member and then show me the stables where they keep the unicorns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2012

We are the parents of two children in this district. We thought that this was supposed to be a really good school district. We are very involved with our children and academics. I am currently looking to pull our children from this district for several reasons! Anytime that we have expressed a concern, our requests have fallen on deaf ears. This district seems to really be a magnet for children that have special needs and learning disablilities. However, my children are suffering because they are not in that catagory, and do not recieve the attention that they need for being smart kids. There are too many disaplinary problems in the class room for the teachers to deal with, and the other children are the ones that pay for it. Our second grader is asking to be sent to a new school for this very reason. Yes I said second grader! Another important point to make is that one time every week our elementary schools have something called "collaboration". The kids are all brought into the gym to walk in cirles, like cattle, so that the teachers can spend 20 minutes meeting with each other. This takes away so much time from the class, and why can't the teachers just stay a little longer?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

This is an Excellent school in a great District. The teachers, principal, and staff really care about the students. My son is struggling with reading and he is now in three separate reading programs to offer him the help he needs. He also had a problem with speech. He was accessed right away and put into a a special learning program and he no longer has an issue. There are also a lot of activities to foster learning and community involvement, or just have fun. We love this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2011

I can not say enough about how great this school is. I have witnessed first hand bullying that has been quickly and effectively addressed. The students are very respectful of all adults on campus which is hard to find these days. I have been able to volunteer and have never felt like I was not allowed to see how the school truly works. The administration is very open to meeting with and helping parents in the shared goal of educating the students not only academically, but with character as well. Due to moving, we have been through 4 schools in 1 1/5 years and this is the best district we have found in MN. Great school, great administration, great teachers, great students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

Fieldstone Elementary has been a wonderful fit for my son. He has been challenged by all of his teachers and absolutely loves school. He has always been a fairly quiet student and well-mannered and he has nothing but great things to say about this school. My wife has been actively volunteering in the school and has rated it top notch. Fieldstone is just another great school in the district. Don't let one parent's gripes (all of the negative postings were listed on the same day) distract you from a great school district!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

We ignored a negative review on this sight about the STMA School District thinking it was just one parents perspective. However, after the past 1 1/2 years at STMA, my advice to any parent looking at this district is to go somewhere else! The bullying in this district is out of control and is not effectively dealt with by administration or the majority of teachers in a proactive or reactive manner. Yes, they have 'anti-bullying workshops' for students and staff; and thats as far as it goes. Anti-bullying is not truly taught or reinforced any further than the workshop. As if the learning environment itself is not negative enough, teachers/admistration are not open to real parent participation in their childs academic success. If your child has a different learning style (not related to special needs), this district is not willing to do what is necessary to ensure their success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I completely agree with the first post submitted on March 7, 2005. After 1 very difficult years at STMA for us, and our children, we also chose to remove our children from this district and they are now thriving: both academically and emotionally at the new school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2010

I strongly encourage anyone considering this school district to talk to parents who currently have children enrolled there. You will get a much more accurate picture of the current issues and problems the schools are experiencing from parents or students. In my opinion, persons at the school administrative levels are making a considerable amount of poor decisions regarding discipline, teacher hiring, finances, and education in general. Our children have attended the schools in this district for a couple years. We are deeply disappointed with the follow through on the bullying and education policies and have chosen to remove our children from the school, as are many parents. The administration is either unwilling or unable to effectively address the many long-standing issues brought forth by parents and students and the learning environment is suffering. Please exercise extreme caution when considering this school as a possible choice for your child/ren.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

147 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

153 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
79%

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 Students82%
Female88%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant82%
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 Students84%
Female80%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant84%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

158 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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 Students75%
Female79%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students61%
Female63%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant61%
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%
Female69%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%

Reading

All Students51%
Female56%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Two or more races 4% 2%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Black 2% 9%
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 21%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Jeanette Aanerud
Fax number
  • (763) 497-6557

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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5255 Jansen Ave NE
St. Michael, MN 55376
Phone: (763) 497-0904

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