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Groveland Park Elementary School

Public | K-6 | 516 students

 
 

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Posted February 11, 2013

Our son has special needs and I feel that Groveland has been very accommodating for him. What is surprising is the lack of bullying he has received there. Other kids are caring and treat him with dignity. Our other son is more "normal" and the teachers challenge him to learn. We're very pleased with Groveland Park Elementary in Saint Paul.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

I had three children go through this school - two boys and one girl, with different interests and talents. One went to Stanford, one went to Vanderbilt, and one enters UCLA this fall 2011. The public school system has served them well, beginning with Groveland - a caring, well-run school with excellent teachers and a positive environment. Don't miss the opportunities available to students of St. Paul public schools: they will succeed academically and they will grow up in as close to a microcosm of the world as you will find.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Great staff that work hard with the resources they have to ensure each child learns. The school also works hard to keep parents involved in their childrens schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2008

Groveland is a great place to be! This will be our third year there and we've loved it from the first week. Teachers are exceptional and our kids are really happy there. Great neighborhood school with amazing parent involvement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

I have two children at Groveland. My older son is having issues with bullies and the school is not fixing the problem. My daugther has been in speech classes for tehe 2 years prior to Kindergarten and has a specialist in her class to help her and another child. She has not progressed this whole year. The school has changed principles 3 times in the 4 years we've been there. I feel this school could do alot better. Very nice and caring teachers but i feel this school is below average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2006

We can't say enough positive about Groveland Park Elementary. The class sizes are small, the teachers are experienced and well-educated and the parent community is dedicated and close-knit. Specifically, the teachers have taught to our two kids as individuals at every grade level. Our kids are challenged and happy in the school. If you are looking for a wonderful neighborhood school, Groveland is for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2006

This is my child's second year at Groveland. It has been a huge disappointment for me. The cafeteria was closed for six months due to mold issues. The outside playground was closed in the spring for six weeks due to flooding. They do not have computers for the lower grades. I was not informed until the end of the school year by my child's teacher that his reading was below level. It was then too late to enroll him in a after school reading program. Now I am forced to send him to a special reading program for the summer that I must fund myself. I can not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2006

Groveland is a wonderful, traditional elementary school. They've chosen to emphasize small class sizes over bells-and-whistles technology, which I think has been much to the benefit of students. Parents are meaningfully involved. It's a wholesome environment with a good amount of diversity. I particularly like that, so far, we haven't encountered teachers who are enthralled with assigning worksheets upon worksheets, or unreasonable amounts of homework. Our student is making fine academic progress and still has time to play after school. We couldn't be happier with Groveland!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2005

Groveland is a fantastic school. They are able to accommodate my SE child in every way. I would recommend this school to everyone. Very close knit staff with lots of family involvement events.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
71%
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

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

61 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

71 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
45%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
82%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male83%
Black70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English89%
Non-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 Students72%
Female77%
Male68%
Black15%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students74%
Female81%
Male70%
Black63%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-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 Students84%
Female84%
Male84%
Black70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

77 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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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 Students73%
Female69%
Male78%
Black59%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners67%
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students60%
Female75%
Male43%
Black47%
Asian70%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners42%
Proficient in English63%
Non-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

Math

All Students84%
Female79%
Male90%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Black10%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students54%
Female61%
Male48%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students51%
Female55%
Male48%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
Black27%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 62% 74%
Black 19% 9%
Asian 9% 6%
Hispanic 8% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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