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Twin Cities German Immersion Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 320 students

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $100,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $780.

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2013:
Based on 10 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 7 ratings

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Posted April 17, 2014

My child is in 3rd grade and we are extremely pleased with her learning. This year has been challenging, getting used to the new location. And drop off and pick up have been a mess at times, but I don't think that any move to any location would be much smoother. We would have quickly outgrown the old location, and at Como we will have an actual playground! Someone else mentioned that the feel was different, and it is as parents aren't able to drop off and go in/chat every morning like they used to. Once the new building is finished I believe that will change. TCGIS is a wonderful community with caring staff and teachers and very involved parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2014

My child is half way through the kindergarten year and so far we are very pleased. The lessons are age appropriate, fun and creative. He's treated fairly and has made many new friends. We love our teacher--she's great at communication and in addition to weekly emails, she will let you know how things are going--whether well or not as well--and supports collaboration between parents and faculty to provide the best possible experience for the student. Homework is (rightly) optional and prepares them for establishing the habit next year. The new building which was supposed to be ready last fall, encountered some unexpected problems so it won't be finished until this summer. However, regular communication from the director has smoothed over some of the bumps and was done so with candor and in a non-defensive way. TCGIS follows a 'responsive classroom' model which was one of the main reasons we chose them. Once some of the drop off/pick up kinks are worked out and the new building is in place, I think this TCGIS will be awesome. We feel fortunate to be at this school and are looking forward to the years ahead. It doesn't surprise me that there's a waiting list again for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2014

If your child is advanced, avoid this school unless a new director is chosen. She is vehemently opposed to advanced placement for students, even if they are way too advanced for their class. She expects that differentiation would be made in the classroom, but this is not happening. I am very actively involved with the school & parents & have heard too many complaints. My kindergartner who has been writing for 2 years was forced to trace letters, learning one letter per week, even though we requested that the teacher have children that can already write, freehand write letters, words or sentences depending on their skill level. While some mathematically advanced children could add, subtract and multiply, they had to sit through instruction to teach them the numbers 1-5. The classroom experience is complete chaos & when the disruptive students prevent any learning in the classroom, the school focuses on the disruptive students, punishing the entire classroom by taking away privileges including the ones necessary to learn! Too many children are reporting that they hate school, are bored with school and want to stay home. Aren't kindergartners supposed to learn to love school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

This school is good. But the parking and student drop off pick up is a nightmare! Also a concerned about kids attending school in a construction zone with some kind of potentially unsafe substance found.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2013

We are very happy that we found TCGIS. We have a son in KG and daughter in 1st grade and we are very happy they love their school. We don't speak German at home but our two kids sing in German all the time. Small class size with two teachers, very involved parents, an excellent principal and awesome new location. Hope it will be the best School in MN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2013

We were not happy with the direction the school is going so are removing our children from the school. If you get in with the right click of parents and board members at school then you are set but if not, beware that your children are irrelevant.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2013

We have a son entering kindergarten this year and I've been extremely impressed with everything so far, from communication (they do a weekly newsletter) to opportunities for involvement. The director has been great! Parents of kindergarteners are allowed to enter the first week of school. I'm not sure what the concern is from previous posts. If they were being bused to school you wouldn't be stopping in everyday. The new space is beautiful from what I've seen so far. They've taken great care in making it a eco-friendly and they plan to add gardens. They offer a week long camp and family day a few weeks before school begins, which is a great way to lesson first day jitters. We are looking forward to the next year. Absolutely no complaints so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2013

I noticed all the reviews were 5 stars until July when this new director takes over. Hmm . Makes you wonder. Is she a typical beaurocrat concerned with her rules or is she truly interested in the kids? Should her priority be the school neighbors and trivial parking issues or creating the right atmosphere for learning? Is it good to start off fighting with the parents or would she be better off being flexible on issues that aren't worth going to war over? Lets hope this school gets better, not worse!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

I really loved this school last year but I am not so sure about policies at the new location. The new location seems to have a different "spirit" from what the school exhibited last year. The school was previously a family and community oriented enterprise, a warm, embracing place where collaboration between staff, families, and others was encouraged. I hope the voice of the families is listened to in the coming school year. It would be a shame to lose such a great place.


Posted August 15, 2013

Our family is so grateful for the constant dedication of our new director at TCGIS. She has worked tirelessly, juggling more hats than most anyone could handle. With several new staff, and a very large construction project to oversee, her energy and professionalism is astounding. I've been a long time parent and supporter at TCGIS, and I have never been so pleased with the school as I am now under her remarkable leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2013

I would recommend this school to anyone who wants more for their child than the run-of-the-mill district school experience! We are very happy with our daughter's first year at TCGIS. The school provides a very attentive, meaningful and supportive learning environment. The teachers are outstanding. Our daughter was very quiet, shy and withdrawn in the beginning, but grew tremendously in her confidence, social skills and academic skills over the course of the year. Her individual needs were met daily and her talents were nourished in a way that wouldn't happen in a typical district school because of the small class sizes and the interns in each classroom. The teachers are allowed to do projects and activities that aren't allowed in a typical district school, like Holiday parties, and treats from home on students' birthdays.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

This school has a wonderful community, small classes, and a devoted staff. Our kindergartener is picking up German quickly even though we are not speakers at home. There are two adults, including one native speaker in every classroom. The classes are generally not over 25 students. The music program is very creative, and the after school programs have a lot of interesting variety. The kids get plenty of recess and have regular gym class. They also start learning Spanish in 5th grade. Parental involvement is exceptionally high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

All 4 of our children attend here, and we have been with TCGIS for 7 years. We have enjoyed volunteering in different programs that are a part of the School & PTO. I continue to be amazed when I hear my children speaking and singing in German, since we do not speak it at home. German is spoken in School throughout the school day. In third grade English class is introduced. Our oldest has been learning Spanish since 5th Grade, in addition to German and English--something we just couldn't find in our local public schools. We have hosted a couple of the German-speaking interns in our home. This came in handy for explaining homework in German, and it was interesting and fun getting to know them & about various aspects of German life and schooling directly from a German native! We are excited about the School moving to the Como neighborhood this next school year (2013-14.) There will be outdoor play space and larger auditorium/multipurpose spaces that have been lacking in our current building. The School has great leadership and caring teachers. 1 Con: There tends to be more teacher turnover than public schools due to the nature of having some native Germans who eventually return home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2013

Great balance of keeping kids interested in learning and academics. Our Kindergartener is thriving despite having no German roots or ties. By having him think in another way (ie German) during the day, he is being challenged and his mind is more flexible and creative. The teachers are supportive, caring, and have performed beyond my expectations. My kid came home one day telling me about balloons and how they change shape when weather changes (ie ideal GAS law concept!) or how he can make a "battery from a lemon!". We love conceptual based learning, and so far so good! The community at the school is also very supportive. Parents are very involved and truly care about the school and making it excel. My son is eager to go to school because it is "fun." He learns, uses his imagination, and plays whether it is during Sport/gym ("parachute game"), music class (exploring different instruments, types of music from all over the world, putting on performance at Carnival of Cultures), or learning math concepts in German! We really enjoy the International feel of the school. Great on-site afterschool activities as well (chess, musical instruments, yoga, etc). My boy loves Kinderclub too!.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2012

Our daughter will be entering second grade this fall, and can't wait for school to start. Her teachers have been wonderful - they really care about the children. We love the small class sizes, and individual attention she receives. Although German is the language of instruction, the school has a truly global feel, with children learning art and music from around the world. Our daughter has made wonderful friends, who have the nicest parents. We have not yet felt the pressure to buy certain things just to fit in. The kids play imagination games on the playground, along with other fun free play - balls, cones, hula hoops - good 'old fashioned' fun and movement. I'm excited that she will get to learn Spanish starting in fifth grade, too. We'll be sending our younger two children here in a few years, as well. The school is searching for a new permanent principal, so that aspect is currently up in the air, but I have faith that the board will make a good selection to lead this growing school forward, and continue this truly global education for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2011

This language immersion school has as its mission educating children for global citizenship. In its relatively short existence, the founders, administrators, faculty, staff, parents--and students--are successfully fulfilling that mission. The school is characterized by a rigorous, German-based curriculum; strong leadership; active parent involvement; commitment to the arts and to service; and a lovely community. It is an excellent school that is easy to recommend to prospective parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

My daughter started at TCGIS in 1st grade and is now in 4th grade. She speaks highly of her learning experiences and brags to others about her school. As a parent, and public school teacher myself, her attitude speaks volumes about the success she feels as a learner. She has excelled in learning German, spoken and written, and is a confident learner in English, math, science and arts classes. The small class size as well as teacher and intern in each classroom has been wonderful. TCGIS is a great fit for our daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

TCGIS provides a great learning environment for kids. Our two children are thriving, and impress us with what they are learning, not just concerning the German language. Each and every staff member is devoted and caring. Individual learning styles and personalities are met with respect, and the small class sizes ensure that problem areas are noticed and help is given. The international community is fun and supportive, which makes it easy for us as parents to identify with our kids' school. And that in turn helps our children to give their best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2011

I am so pleased and proud to be a part of TCGIS! My daughter loves attending, and misses it on the weekends! I love the small classes, and especially that every class has an intern. The staff is nurturing and supportive. My community school would have been easier, but I know that TCGIS is the best fit for my daughter and family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

We are thrilled that our son has the opportunity to be challenged academically and learn a second language at the same time. Our kindergartner is already speaking German sentences and shows enthusiasm for exploring other languages as well. The school has a warm environment, created by the teachers, parents and children themselves. At recess time, the kids use their imaginations to come up with ways to play, and my son says he has more fun outside now than when he attended a preschool with 3 full playgrounds at his disposal. The teachers are engaging, parents are involved, class sizes are small and each room has a German intern to assist the teacher. We are very happy with the school.
—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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

34 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

37 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

24 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
59%
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

20 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

12 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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 Students97%
Female100%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%
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 Students84%
Female81%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students96%
Female100%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant96%
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 Students85%
Femalen/a
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant85%
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 Students100%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
White100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities100%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English100%
Non-migrant100%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

32 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
92%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

11 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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%
Female88%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students72%
Female64%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant72%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students84%
Female86%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant84%
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 Students55%
Female58%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant55%

Reading

All Students74%
Female85%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students81%
Female85%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
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

Math

All Students92%
Female80%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant92%

Reading

All Students88%
Female100%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant88%
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 Students91%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant91%

Reading

All Students73%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a

Science

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Non-migrantn/a
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 97% 73%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11%N/A37%
Female 60%N/A49%
Male 40%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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St. Paul, MN 55103
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