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Chelsea Heights Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 451 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2014

Chelsea Heights is a great school with caring staff, strong leadership , and a very involved community of parents, neighbors, and others. It offers science specialist, art, music, phy ed, and STEM as part of the regular curriculum all taught by professional in their fields. The principal is very caring, warm, and always happy to talk with parents and help. She knows each student and cares about their academic progress but also about their emotional and social health. The social worker is awesome, the school nurse is a great medical resource for anyone with questions about childhood illnesses and the special support team includes a speech therapist, EDL teacher, and other professionals that work with individual students to ensure that they are doing well.


Posted October 6, 2013

My school is a neighbourhood school that brings out the best in our children. The teaching staff is dedicated to our children and our parents are dedicated to Chelsea Heights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2013

We love Chelsea Heights! The teachers are dedicated, intelligent, and kind. They run their classes really well. The principal is fantastic (knows the names of all the students and brings them special birthday pencils on their birthday!), the full time nurse has helped us with both of our kids, and the specialists are great. Having NW Como Rec center attached means that between the school activities, new playground, and rec center activities, we have something to do every day! Great community and great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2013

Chelsea Heights is an amazing school, surrounded by an amazing community. The principal is involved in all areas, and really listens to the teachers, students, and parents. The teachers go out of their way to assist in anyway they can. In addition to being exceptional educators, they give of their own time and talents to support the PTO/school community. We are quite lucky to have Chelsea in our neighborhood. Besides the school portion, having NW Como Rec Center attached means the kids have extracurricular activities at their hands. Chelsea really is the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

We are so happy that our children have the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful learning community. All four of our kids have fabulous teachers who have high expectations and are excellent communicators.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

This is a small neighborhood school in St. Paul. The school is diverse and has high academic standards. The teaching staff and principal get to know parents and students and are very responsive to concerns. I've sent two kids through this school and couldn't be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Chelsea Heights is our neighborhood school. The teachers take pride in the students scholastic careers and provide each one with all of the tools needed to succeed. As a parent it is important that my son WANTS to be there, that he learns something new everyday and that he is safe. Very fortunate to know my child is in great hands and thriving!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

I love Chelsea Heights. The diversity, the quality, the dedicated parents and teachers and wonderful community spirit all make this a great place to send my kids for their education. I'm proud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Love Chelsea Heights! My kids are excited to go to school each day and the teachers and staff go out of their way to meet their needs. Dedicated parents and families who live in and care about the community make all the difference. We are so glad we chose this over private school .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

We transfered to St. Paul schools last year and chose to attend our neighborhood school. We have been fortunate to have had great teachers both years. Pricipal and teachers have been very welcoming. Teachers genuinely care about students both academically and personally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

My wife and I looked at every school in St Paul and chose this one. The principal is great and always available, the teachers are amazing and my son LOVES going here. The entire staff has made us feel at home from day one. My son has numerous allergies and the school has a full time nurse that went out of her way to meet with us to ensure that she knows all about his allergies and reactions. We could not have asked for a better place for our son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

This is a true neighborhood school. From the involved parents and strong PTO, to the hardworking principal and the caring teachers and staff, this school has everything a parent would want for their children!!! The kids WANT to be there and it doesn't get any better than that!! It is definitely a hidden gem in the twin cities!! So happy we chose to go there!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

I love Chelsea Heights! Its a great neighborhood school. The teaching staff, principal and PTO go out of their way to make this a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

Welcoming staff and community, Excellent PTO Participation, NWC Rec Center Director on site, comfortable diversity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2013

My daughter attends Chelsea Heights Elementary in St. Paul, MN. Chelsea Heights is an asset to our community! Chelsea Heights student population is diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, & family make-up. The staff strive to meet the educational needs of students through evidence-based teaching practices and in alignment with state standards. Chelsea Heights offers art, music, and phy. ed. instruction in addition to computer and science instruction. Go Chelsea Cheetahs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2013

CH is a diverse neighborhood school with a great community feel. A brand new playground and an attached community center make it a hub for neighborhood families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

Chelsea Heights focuses on the basics, and does it really well. Great staff and excellent support services.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I m pleased to say that though the instruction and learning content has changed over time, the ability of the teacher and staff to enable enthusiasm for learning is still the same. I can say this because not only am I a parent, I m also a graduate of Chelsea Heights. We moved back into St. Paul this year to be closer to my job. I worried about the transition for my children because they were moving away from friends that they grew up with. Well, all my worries have melted away! EVERY day of this week, they have returned home with smiles. The list of activities that they do each day literally bubbles out of them. I have not seen my 6th grader this excited about school for a long time. She turned to me yesterday and said, Mom, I wish you would have started me at Chelsea from Kindergarten.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

After placing my child into two different private schools, I found that their academic standards weren't the same as mine. Chelsea Heights has been an amazing experience for both my child and myself. It has the ability to give your children a diverse experience, while introducing them to the wonders of learning. The teachers there, are extremely competent and are highly invested in each student. The former principle was beyond exceptional and had both the respect and trust of his staff, as well as the parents. The current principle is striving hard to build the same kind of relationships and I find her to be both open and intelligent. I would not hesitate for a moment, in encouraging more parents to take a look at Chelsea Heights in its wonderful neighborhood of Como Park!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

I came into this district last year and my oldest was in Kindergarten, he loves it there and I also love it. The teachers and staff are great. This year I have 2 in school there and it is still great. There is a new principal this year and it looks like it is going to be another successful year. They have a great gifted and talented teacher as my 1st grader will be in these gifted classe. Good luck!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

64 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
42%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
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 Students74%
Female76%
Male71%
Black60%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners83%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant74%
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 Students63%
Female68%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant63%
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%
Female96%
Male80%
Black78%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners83%
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

Reading

All Students78%
Female76%
Male78%
Black67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant78%
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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
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 Students85%
Female90%
Male80%
Black77%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant85%

Reading

All Students62%
Female68%
Male56%
Black29%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant62%
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 Students59%
Female67%
Male50%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students38%
Female47%
Male28%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant38%
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 Students77%
Female64%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students59%
Female50%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant59%

Science

All Students75%
Female77%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners75%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant75%
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 Students57%
Female59%
Male55%
Black50%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students60%
Female70%
Male52%
Black38%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant60%
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 53% 73%
Black 19% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 6%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 4% 2%
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 44%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Fax number
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St. Paul, MN 55108
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