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St. Anthony Park Elementary School

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Posted January 15, 2014

Wonderful school. 2/3 of the school tests gifted and talented but atmosphere is supportive and nurturing for all. Teachers are excellent, principle is excellent, parents are committed and caringe. All of the benefits of a private school with no snobbiness or attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

AMAZING principal and great teachers, great community-best school hands down that my kids have attended. chose to not move away until kids are done with elementary school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2013

When enrolling, GT services were touted [ 40% - 50% classified}. However, it is my experience that the policy of "enrichment within the classroom" has contributed greatly to individually ostracize and dull learning in the gifted spectrum, while ignoring the pedagogical approaches for GT learning needs (often special behavioral or processing characteristics). Unlike Lake Harriet in MPS that pulls these kids out for creative expression, needed leadership opportunities and support. Our oldest became partially proficient academically for her last 2 years dropping significantly from the top 95% statewide. (Is now again a straight A Freshman honor student due to Waldorf middle school). SEVERAL teachers 08 - 12 were bullies and not sufficiently addressed to protect children (one removed by the courts, retired or to retire). Classroom bullies are often the norm in upper grades. Outdoor recess is whittled to 10 min and lunch 15 to favor rote cognitive classroom time (test results tied to school funding). I hope SAP will understand the negative effect this has before it can't reverse even under good test scores & great community pride.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2011

St. Anthony Park is a gem -- a small, community-oriented school where each child is known and valued. It is situated on beautiful Langford Park where students have ample opportunities for fresh air and outdoor play, including regular walks to SAP's carnegie library. Their specialists (computer, PE, art, music, GT, and science) are uniformly strong, with science being a particular standout. Smart and caring kids, involved parents, and a dedicated faculty make SAP a stellar elementary school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

First, there's a new principal who has received universally high marks for her approach and enthusiasm (08-09). Second, SAP tests compare very well with top schools in the city - public or private. Third, I haven't heard of a school that doesn't have a mix of teaching talent, but SAP provides a great structure for teachers to excel and a very supportive community providing talented volunteers and financial support for unique programs. How many elementary schools send their entire 6th grade class to a week long environmental camp? Kids that come out of this school have an improved IQ and EQ and that balance is what makes it a rich and rewarding experience.


Posted December 2, 2008

The academic experience of the young students is strongly supported by neighorbood school familes and local business alike, by parent families, it's new Prinicpal and the school's strong parent association that is soley dedicated to regular and valuable cirricular enrichment opportunties. Most teachers seem to employ a child centered methodology as opposed to to a teacher directed methodology thus, children seem pretty engaged in their learning and feel generally respected and empowered. This and GT enrichment though, is largely dependant upon the partifculair teacher and can vary from class to class - grade to grade. With 40% GT, SAP needs to have greater consistency, programs and services to accomodate its GT population properly. I am disspointed that it did not fight the move to all day Kindergarten and that a good handful of teachers do not allow parents to observe the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

The level of parental involvement at this school is amazing. However, the principal(in 07/08) does not seem to provide consistent and strong leadership. The quality of your year is extremely teacher dependant. Some teachers are amazing. Some are mediocre. My biggest complaint about this school is that despite it's large gifted/talented population, it does little to really serve these kids - especially those in the highest tier. At least my child is not being served or challenged in his current classroom. Any differentiation is completely dependant on how loud the parents are and the willingness of the teacher. Unfortunately, this school will not work for our highly gifted child long term.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2006

Our son has attended St. Anthony Pary for 4 years. It is a great school and a wonderful community. Like all schools they could use more funding, but overall my son has received a phenomenal education. I especially appreciate some of the extras they do such as art enrichment programs and interesting field trips.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

my child attended Saint Anthony Park for 4 years. Parents are engaged and work hard to fund raise for the school.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

80 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
89%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
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

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

56 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
94%
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 Students88%
Female93%
Male82%
Black82%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-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

Reading

All Students88%
Female91%
Male86%
Black69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-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

Reading

All Students93%
Female88%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English98%
Non-migrant93%
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 Students95%
Female92%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English96%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
78%
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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
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 Students79%
Female82%
Male76%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students70%
Female77%
Male64%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners46%
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant70%
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%
Female83%
Male71%
Black46%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%

Reading

All Students77%
Female88%
Male67%
Black54%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
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%
Female69%
Male76%
Black47%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black53%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant81%

Science

All Students87%
Female86%
Male88%
Black73%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%
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 Students83%
Female81%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students81%
Female75%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant81%
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 69% 73%
Black 14% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 23%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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