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Pullman Elementary School

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Posted March 30, 2012

If I could I wouldn't even give Pullman Elementary one star. The teaching is below par, especially when it concerns my kindergarten student. At conferences the teacher rolled her eyes repeatedly, never had anything positive to say, and in her words "did not have time to repeat her instructions". Now that he is enrolled at Christa McAuliffe Elementary in Hastings we are finding that my son is extremely far behind since this teacher could not teach, or doesn't like certain children, or dislikes her job. So thank you Pullman Elementary for leaving my child behind. I would never recommend this school to anyone, and I should've known better when every year I received letters in the mail saying they didn't hit the "mark" statewide and offered the option to transfer my child to a surrounding school. Actually I read the reviews from the surrounding schools, none were positive, which leads me to believe that the Cottage Grove elementary schools need some serious changes made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2010

I have had my child in this school for 2 weeks and we are going to tranfer out. They focus on "power of the teacher" instead of teaching. This school has consistant failing/below children every year, they clearly don't know how to teach. We are switching to a Cottage Grove School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2010

My child attended 1st through 2nd at this school. All the teacher seemed to talk about at conference time is where she is at for meeting the goal of where she needs to be for these test they take so the school can get money. I was unhappy taking her there and glad that she will not be going there anymore. I have even found some errors her teacher had made on several of her spelling tests. Since she was going to this school her enthusiasm for learning has diminished and it is frustrating for me as a parent this whole summer to have her do anything involving learning like math.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2006

I'm very disappointed in the special education services that are available and the knowledge of the staff. I continually have to ask for assistance which we are not getting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

I love pullman elementary my daughter has been there since kindegarden and she is now in 3rd grade.The teachers that she has had have been wonderful and very observent of what my daughter is good at and what she needs work on.It is a diverse enviroment and I think that is wonderful as many many schools lack diversity..I only have great things to say about pullman I know my child will not be left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2005

My son attended from Kindergarten through 1st grade. When the teachers misspell comments on school work, you know there is a big problem! Now at Bailey Elementary in Woodbury, my son has a wonderful school full of happy people, enthusiam for education, patience, and pride in their school. It is perfect, complete with a good music department, sports and arts. Parental volunteerism is very high and I have found myself in my son's classroom frequently to help out with crafts and learning experiments. Pullman was the opposite of all this. It's high employee turn-over rate and a few disgruntled longterm teachers show a tired school which needs much improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2005

After one year of sending my kids to this school, they had not learned anything. They had actually fallen behind where they were before they entered the school. I wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. The teachers did not know how to challenge the students and they didn't know how to handle students at that age. The school is the worst I have seen. I would never send me kids back.
—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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%

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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

47 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
58%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

72 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
23%
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 Students77%
Female88%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%
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 Students75%
Female87%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant75%
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 Students87%
Female87%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
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

All Students70%
Female77%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant70%

Reading

All Students42%
Female46%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant42%
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 Students81%
Female81%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students43%
Female50%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant43%
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%
Female77%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students51%
Female68%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant51%

Science

All Students49%
Female55%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 71% 73%
Hispanic 12% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black 5% 9%
Two or more races 5% 2%
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 49%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Ed Ross
Fax number
  • (651) 768-3666

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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1260 Selby Ave
St. Paul Park, MN 55071
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