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Phalen Hmong Studies & Core Knowledge

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Posted March 11, 2010

I have 3 boys at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet . I have been extremely happy with the education my boys are getting. Teachers are in constant contact with me about my boys progress, always emphasizing the positive. They have a Core Knowledge curriculum that allows the kids to get a global view of the world and its history. My boys are learning about the Hmong culture. The teachers use this culture as a way to get the kids to understand other cultures. My sons have friends from all over the world: Somalia, Nigeria, Nepal, Thailand and Mexico. There is a very positive and welcoming environment at this school. 5th graders are collecting the histories of many of the Hmong elders and community members as a part of an ethnography project. The kids have been learning Iphoto and Imovies and how to interview. I would encourage any one looking for wellroundededucationtocheckitout.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

My son started in this school this year in 3rd grade and it has been such a positive environment for him. He's more excited about going to school and is more aware of his heritage than ever before. It's great to see him happy about school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

This school is so good it help my son learn how to read write and math i very like this school
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
43%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
36%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

88 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
13%

2010

 
 
4%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
41%
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 Students51%
Female46%
Male55%
Black58%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners47%
Proficient in English67%
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

Reading

All Students37%
Female36%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant37%
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 Students60%
Female55%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant60%
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%
Female58%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English79%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

95 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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
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 Students38%
Female38%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian39%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students22%
Female27%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asian24%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English42%
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 Students53%
Female48%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian54%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students25%
Female28%
Male23%
Blackn/a
Asian21%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant25%
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 Students40%
Female33%
Male48%
Black42%
Asian44%
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students29%
Female24%
Male35%
Black33%
Asian33%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant29%

Science

All Students17%
Female12%
Male22%
Black23%
Asian18%
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English33%
Non-migrant17%
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 Students47%
Female46%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant47%

Reading

All Students44%
Female35%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asian45%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English75%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 73% 6%
Black 11% 9%
Hispanic 10% 7%
White 6% 74%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 92%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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  • Catherine Rich
Fax number
  • (651) 293-8978

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