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Crossroads Science Program

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Posted May 5, 2011

this school is has a wonderful learning enviroment even though every classroom has a bully in it the teachers are now working harder on stopping that. my child has special learning classes because he has dyslexia and he says that they are really helping him. my other child is in all advanced classes and she has math,reading and science pull-outs. overall this school is a very great place for your children.


Posted April 10, 2011

This school is a great place for your child and the student body is very friendly


Posted November 29, 2010

I have two daughters in this school. The older is in her 5th year. We love it! Both my girls are gifted and get pull-out services. The only thing that would make it better in both my girls eyes would be for it to be all girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

This school is a rarity...it actually teaches children to think instead of teaching rote memorization of facts to ensure higher standardized test scores. The faculty and staff are incredibly caring towards the students, and what's more, this school could really use money right now, as it was the victim of a random act of vandalism when some kids bruned down their hard earned earned playground equipment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

I loved the idea of this school when I send my (now 8 year old) to pre-K here. I love the year round, the uniforms, the concepts but it all falls short and has gotten progressively less impressive throughout the 4 years I've had children attending. In theory it is a great idea but there's something broken in reality. I'm disappointed in the lack of quality education & am actively looking for a new school to send my 2 boys next fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

We chose Crossroads for our daughter because of the convenient year-round calendar, the 4 year old half-day kindergarten, and a recommendation from a veteran St. Paul schools teacher three and a half years ago. On the positive side, the teachers do their best. Sadly, [there is] bullying by fellow students and arbitrary, authoritarian atmosphere fostered by the administration which has gotten progressively worse. We are desperately seeking a new school for our second-grader so that she is not permanently crippled by this school's incompetence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2006

Want your kid to get bullied? Send them here. We finally ended up pulling my daughter out of school before the school year was up for her own safety. We kept telling her Kindergarten teacher that she was getting bullied. At this school if your child is bullied repeatedly, each time is treated as a seperate incident with no apparent pattern. Four incidents, four ineffective slaps on the wrist for the bully. After the fifth incident we went to the superintendant and pulled my daughter out of school. Also my child is gifted and she wasn't challenged. I don't think that's the fault of the teachers; they have to adapt the curriculum based on the average ability of their students, which from what we gathered is not exceptional.
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Posted September 21, 2004

We are very pleased with crossroads science. The teachers are enthusiastic and warm, the facilities are great, the curriculum excellent. We have a daughter in the half-day 4-yr-old program and a son in the all-day kindergarten. They enjoy everything about school--wearing the colorful uniforms, attending the variety of specialty classes, meeting and making new friends. The year-round calendar is refreshing, and the level of diversity is impressive. It is great to have a school that the kids can't wait to get to when they wake up in the morning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

a great dynamic school with exemplary leadership and a vision for what inquiry-based science education can be. Hard work has enabled this school leadership team to compete, grant write and become a NASA Explorer school- connecting our kids to other kids, as well as astronauts, and a great science curriculum. U of MN scientists interact with students on a daily basis- in the inquiry zone and during special intersession classes. Besides science, all students are also engaged in learning a second language (Spanish). my child has found a culture of acceptance and learning that he did not find at the other SPPS school he attended.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
44%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

43 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
12%

2010

 
 
30%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
76%
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 Students62%
Female61%
Male63%
Black68%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners57%
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant62%
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 Students53%
Female75%
Male36%
Black52%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant53%
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 Students58%
Female68%
Male52%
Black48%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students63%
Femalen/a
Male74%
Black50%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant63%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
31%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

50 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 Students58%
Female48%
Male66%
Black48%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant58%

Reading

All Students58%
Female52%
Male62%
Black59%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English64%
Non-migrant58%
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 Students66%
Female55%
Male82%
Black60%
Asian62%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant66%

Reading

All Students33%
Female31%
Male36%
Black19%
Asian23%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant33%
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 Students31%
Female40%
Male24%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Non-migrant31%

Reading

All Students45%
Female65%
Male28%
Black43%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant45%

Science

All Students24%
Female27%
Male21%
Black17%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Economically non-disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English28%
Non-migrant24%
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 Students38%
Female40%
Male37%
Black27%
Asian55%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant38%

Reading

All Students44%
Female48%
Male41%
Black27%
Asian46%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English54%
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
Black 42% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 20% 6%
White 20% 73%
Hispanic 14% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 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 79%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Celeste Carty
Fax number
  • (651) 312-9003

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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