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Randolph Heights Elementary School

Public | PK-6

 
 

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5 stars

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2011:
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Posted March 4, 2014

I really loved going here! The teachers and kids were all very nice! I would highly recommend this school.


Posted February 12, 2014

I am the parent of two Randolph Heights students. Randolph Heights is a very good school. The teaching staff is exceptionally experienced. Despite larger class sizes (28), teachers tailor to individual students' needs. Curriculum is traditional--this is not the place for someone who seeks more innovative teaching methods (my kids thrive with intense focus on the three "Rs"). Math is at the same time each day for all students; beginning in third grade, students can move a grade ahead in math. Reading levels highly individualized; great librarian who knows kids levels. The entry posted just previous to mine expresses frustration with the principal, Karen Duke. Dr. Duke is a competent person that struggled to establish herself in a school that had a beloved previous principal, the truly exceptional Dr. Nancy Flynn, who is currently working wonders at Ramsey Middle School. Dr. Duke is less charismatic, more stern, and somewhat less engaged in day-to-day issues at the school than Flynn, but her presence has not affected the very strong teaching. Parents are very involved. There is some heterogeneity in the student body, but overall kids are good students with few behavioral issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2012

I have had kids in Randolph Heights since 2003. I used to be a great school. But the principal moved on and the new principal has made some strange changes. Children are not allowed to shake hands or give high fives because they might get hurt. We used to have a school dance sponsored by the PTA, but the principal banned it because someone's feeling might get hurt. On the first assembly of the year the kids were all sitting quietly and patiently for the assembly to start. The principal came in and spent 10 minutes yelling at them about how to behave. There was an act of vandalism in the girls restroom, so the principal removed the door thereby allowing everyone to see in. In doing this she's using shame and embarrassment to punish half the school for the actions of one student. We've asked her to replace the door but she refuses and she has given the students no clue as to how they can get their door back. My daughter now 'holds it' all day rather than go to the bathroom in full view of the school. And some of these girls are just entering puberty as well. She has taken one of the best performing, most community minded schools in the city and ruined it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2012

Excellent teachers and staff! The motivation, patience, creativity, knowledge, dedication and postive attitude of the teachers, and the way they connect with the children is quite amazing, and a great joy to experience, esp. when your child comes home so happy, and eager to return day after day. I have found such a big difference in how my child is learning, socializing, interacting and flourishing here. The best we have come across. So glad to have our child in this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2012

Our daughter has attended pre-K, K, and 1st grade at Randolph Heights. We're really impressed with the great sense of community amongst the parents and teachers. The teachers consistently hold themselves and the students to a higher standard than the District averages. They have some of the most impressive and active "green" initiatives we've ever run across. It's just really nice to have a great public school in the heart of the city.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2011

My son attended pre-K and then returned as a 3rd grader (we had been out of state for 4 years). We are just delighted with the incredibly engaged teaching and leadership staff now as we were then. We only wish that classrooms were smaller (33 in his 4th grade class!!!), but that is not the school's fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2011

My daughter is just completing her first year at Randolph Heights and we have loved it. Her teacher is excellent, well qualified and well liked by students. There is a lot of parent involvement and a good sense of community. I am confident that my daughter is receiving an excellent public education, and hope that this feeling will continue as she progresses through elementary 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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

60 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

56 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
46%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
90%
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 Students95%
Female100%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Not migrant95%
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 Students86%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant86%
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 Students82%
Female77%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant82%
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 Students88%
Female100%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant88%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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 71% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
63%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant88%

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant74%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students66%
Female73%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%
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%
Female89%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant77%

Reading

All Students80%
Female85%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not migrant80%

Science

All Students76%
Female85%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not 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 Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant51%

Reading

All Students65%
Female75%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant65%
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 79% 73%
Black 7% 9%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 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 22%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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St. Paul, MN 55105
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