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Achieve Language Academy

Charter | PK-8 | 350 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2010

This school has a close, caring atmosphere between student and teachers. I was a student there from 1999 to 2008 and i wouldn't change it for anything! Small classes are stress free, and the opportunities for leadership are endless if your child chooses to take them. As your child gets older being a leader in the school is stressed and students get many opportunities to interact with their younger schoolmates. All the teachers are wonderful and really know their students. The administrators are good and do try with the students, but often are only dealing with behavioral cases so they tend misjudge the group as a whole. They offre amazing field trips that you won't find elsewhere (often provided by an amazing social studies teacher of 7th and 8th grades, whom I consider to have been a wonderful mentor). They will greatly enhance the worldliness of your maturing child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

The administration is disorganized and unprofessional. The test scores are very disheartening ... all scores are below national average ... clearly this school needs to be overhauled from top to bottom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2008

As a parent, I have been very dissatisfied with the curriculum. I feel that my child is falling behind. Textbooks are not used in this school except for math in the older grades. Be sure to check out the test scores before sending your own child here. The school has potential, but needs better leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2008

My daughter has been in school here for 6 years and it's the best school in St. Paul, I have 2 other childern that went to other schools and Achive is by far the best and they care about the students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2007

My children attended Achieve Language Academy and in that time they not only fell behind academically from where they were when they started, the behavior problems in the classroom caused undo stress and anxiety amongst them. The message was clearly sent to families and teachers that disagreements with administration were not tolerated and you were labeled a trouble maker. Achieve may have a nice building, but on the inside the teachers are unhappy and you can feel the tension when walking into the building. I think this is also obvious in the teacher turnover. I believe this school could be a wonderful place for children, if the values and the mission were reinstated, staff turnover was kept to a minimum, and critisim and opnions were truely considered and valued.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

Sransfer from other schools and frankly, we have a pretty good track record with them. As for our principal, she continues to meet the goals set for her by the school board. It s is odd that an uninvolved principal could build and maintain one of the healthiest fund balances among charter schools in Minnesota, keep class sizes at 24 or below, build a full enrollment with waiting lists and overhaul and rebuild the school building from the ground up. School Board Chairperson, Ed Rimkus.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 11, 2005

what's great about this charter school is that there is an opportunity for parents to ensure that great staff stays at this school - join the school board! this school has experienced more than its fare share of growing pains. the staff cares a great deal about the kids and their families - but the smallness of the school brings about an inordinate amount of office politics by which a number of good staff members (and programs) have been lost. grade level classrooms have been left intact - but take a close look at the other academic subjects (art, P.E., music) if they are still being offered.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 9, 2005

This school has serious management issues. Many quality staff have quit as a result. When my child attended there, there wasn't any standard curriculum or classroom material such as text books. School has potential if it improves management. As it is, I felt my child deserved better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2004

This is a wonderful school. The smaller size makes for a more neighborhood feel. They have had some growing pains, due to a split campus for two years, but now that they are on one campus and the construction is finished, I believe that the faculty and staff will be back to the great parent/school communication that we've appreciated since my daughter started there 5 years ago. Any parents who are interested in a school that will provide their child a quality education in a culturally rich atmosphere should definitely contact Achieve!
—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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

45 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
47%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

50 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

37 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
9%
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

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
39%
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 64% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
29%
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 59% in 2010.

42 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
22%
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 Students64%
Female70%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students55%
Female59%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant55%
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 Students42%
Female52%
Male26%
Blackn/a
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners38%
Proficient in English50%
Non-migrant42%
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%
Female62%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Hispanic46%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners55%
Proficient in English61%
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 Students48%
Female50%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Hispanic42%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant48%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Hispanic50%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant54%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
19%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

43 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 56% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
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 59% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
14%
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 Students61%
Female66%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian50%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners41%
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students40%
Female41%
Male37%
Blackn/a
Asian26%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant40%
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%
Female84%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanic75%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged74%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners76%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant73%

Reading

All Students40%
Female40%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian25%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant40%
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%
Female50%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asian36%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant40%

Reading

All Students44%
Female47%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asian30%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged42%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students30%
Female32%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian29%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English47%
Non-migrant30%
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 Students44%
Female38%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asian33%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English58%
Non-migrant44%

Reading

All Students33%
Female38%
Male24%
Blackn/a
Asian17%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English50%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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 Students35%
Female41%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian58%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English42%
Non-migrant35%

Reading

All Students32%
Female33%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian46%
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant32%
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%
Female53%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian65%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students27%
Female40%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asian29%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities29%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant27%

Science

All Students18%
Female25%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asian24%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English27%
Non-migrant18%
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 or Asian/Pacific Islander 47% 6%
Hispanic 29% 7%
Black 12% 9%
White 9% 73%
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 86%N/A37%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mary Apuli
Fax number
  • (651) 738-8268

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Hmong
  • Spanish

Resources

Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
Parent involvement
  • The school board includes 3 teachers, 3 parent members, 3 community members and 1 support staff.
More from this school
  • At Achieve, students: • WORK cooperatively with other students of various racial and cultural backgrounds; • WORK toward personal high academic goals; • RESPECT each individual’s uniqueness and cultural heritage; • RESPECT a variety of opinions and ideas; • BELONG to a community that gives back to the larger community; and • BELONG as an active member to a rich and challenging learning community.
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2169 Stillwater Ave
St. Paul, MN 55119
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Phone: (651) 738-4875

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