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Expo/Harriet Bishop Center

Public | PK-6 | 785 students

Child Centered/Whole Child Learning

 
 
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Posted August 10, 2007

My son has had a wonderful experience at EXPO. He loves to go on the days that he should. He is the special education program for speech and his speeched has improve greatly since 11/06.Teachers are very attentive and caring. My son has son has receive the neccesities to move to the next developement in his live.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2007

A poorly run school. The Principal is well alligned with staff and not a bad person, but is intimidated by parents who advocate for their children--especially children with special needs.This hurts the most vulnerable of children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2006

Expo is an excellent school and offers an exceptional program. We appreciate the quality and enthusiasm of the teachers and the combination of offerings including life skills and multiple intellgence programming. It's not are you smart, but HOW are you smart. This will serve our daughter forever. Thanks for a great option for our children. Come visit and get a sense of the affection and spirit of this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2006

I would not recommend this shcool. It is chaotic, the principal does not want parent input, and the staff arre not cohesive
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2005

Passionate and caring teachers; creative involvement of everyone there; whole language methods are great for many types of students, particularly those that like some independence and have creative energy.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 1, 2004

This school has a great soul. Diversity is highly valued and integrated. The school has a strong sense of community. The 'enrichment' teachers are excellent. Parents and community are respected, encouraged and welcomed.
—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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

98 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
63%

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%

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 69% in 2010.

88 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

102 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
35%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

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 Students85%
Female87%
Male82%
Black65%
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities69%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students67%
Female68%
Male65%
Black52%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant67%
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 Students72%
Female69%
Male76%
Black57%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant72%
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 Students79%
Female83%
Male74%
Black63%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners59%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant79%
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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
48%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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 Students77%
Female85%
Male71%
Black56%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students68%
Female78%
Male60%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant68%
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%
Female71%
Male74%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant72%

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male59%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant71%
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%
Female61%
Male49%
Black24%
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students52%
Female61%
Male45%
Black25%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant52%

Science

All Students44%
Female49%
Male42%
Black15%
Asian43%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant44%
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%
Female50%
Male59%
Black35%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students67%
Female66%
Male69%
Black57%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-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 58% 73%
Black 20% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 6%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 35%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Arabic languages
French
Hmong
Spanish
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Darren Yerama
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 4 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (651) 293-8639

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Direct instruction
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Hybrid
  • Individually guided instruction
  • Multi-aged
  • Outdoor / Farm-based
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Arabic languages
  • French
  • Hmong
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • SPCO
  • Macalester College
  • Cretin Derham HS
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Cub scouts
  • Destination Imagination
  • Lego League
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
School leaders can update this information here.

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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Ramsey Middle School
Highland Park Middle School
Murray Middle School
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St. Paul, MN 55116
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Phone: (651) 290-8384

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