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Como Park Elementary School

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Posted September 15, 2013

My younger brother was in the special needs classes at Como Park Elementary and it was an absolutely horrible experience. The school is dark and creepy and has dark windowless classrooms. When my parents went in for a eat lunch with your parent day the principal completely ignored my mother and walked away when she walked up to her to say hello. when my younger brother (who has down-syndrome) was told that he was going to go to a new school he cheered and said "Yay, yay no more como." this is how much of a bad experience that we had with the school. I would not recommend this school to anyone ever. And if you are going to dismiss this comment saying that I am just a child I am 17 years old and this is a very accurate discription of this school


Posted March 28, 2010

Como Park is student oriented. The teachers there are very supportive. They are flexible and always making sure my questions are answered. Any discipline issues are taken care of right away. They teach the students the standards, prepare them to be responsible citizens and sets high standards for all children. The diversity there is excellent. The children come from a wide range of background.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 5, 2007

As a parent, I find that Como Elementary was a great choice for my son, he learned so much in two years. He learned how to count, do math, read books, learn sight words, tell time and also how to interact with kids. The teachers are very supportive and they take up time to make sure that your child is learning the material. He will be returning and I am sending his siblings.
—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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
55%

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 77% in 2010.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
34%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
11%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
34%
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 Students59%
Female70%
Male51%
Black63%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged58%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners48%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant59%
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 Students56%
Female57%
Male56%
Black67%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant56%
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 Students70%
Female60%
Male79%
Black78%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners62%
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students51%
Female61%
Male41%
Black62%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant51%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
16%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%
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 Students39%
Female31%
Male46%
Black23%
Asian44%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English29%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students22%
Female12%
Male30%
Black31%
Asian19%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White30%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English18%
Non-migrant22%
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 Students52%
Female45%
Male58%
Black45%
Asian50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students32%
Female29%
Male34%
Black35%
Asian30%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant32%
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 Students73%
Female74%
Male73%
Black67%
Asian68%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students54%
Female60%
Male49%
Black67%
Asian31%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students35%
Female31%
Male39%
Black35%
Asian22%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learners11%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant36%
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 Students37%
Female28%
Male45%
Black35%
Asian44%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White10%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant37%

Reading

All Students28%
Female30%
Male26%
Black41%
Asian19%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English36%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant28%
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
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 42% 6%
Black 31% 9%
White 12% 73%
Hispanic 9% 7%
Two or more races 4% 2%
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 93%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Christine Vang
Fax number
  • (651) 293-8828

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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780 West Wheelock Parkway
St. Paul, MN 55117
Phone: (651) 293-8820

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