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Community School of Excellence

Charter | K-8 | 965 students

K-8 Hmong Language & Culture IB World School
 
 

 
 

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $115,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $860.

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School Official Point of View

Posted December 12, 2013

On behalf of Community School of Excellence, I would like to thank our parents, students, staff and our community for their partnership with us. We have made significant accomplishments since we started the school in 2007 in providing a world-class education in a caring and nurturing environment to meet the needs of our students. We are honored and proud to be the first authorized Hmong language and culture International Baccalaureate World School in the state of Minnesota. With the accreditation of the IB World School statues in the spring of 2013 for both primary and middle year programmes, we are on the right path to providing a rigorous, high quality, world-view education that aligns to international education standards. At CSE we strive to help our students achieve academic success, and to build a strong community of learners, families and staff. it is challenging, particularly when many of our students come to us with challenges that require additional English language support and social attention, but it is always rewarding. It is especially rewarding when our families consistently tell us how much they trust us to educate and care for their children. That level of trust only happens because of the commitment of our dedicated and caring staff. CSE is a special school with a unique culture that has to be experienced first-hand to truly be appreciated. We are proud to serve our Hmong and Karenni families in the Twin Cities and we welcome you to come and visit us any time. Best Regards, Superintendent Mo Chang

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Posted June 29, 2014

School will close in 2016 because they have lost their authorizer over mismanagement. Teachers work so hard and the admin treats them terribly. Nothing has changed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 12, 2013

"One thing I like about CSE is the global connections events where the school provides students the opportunity to travel abroad to Thailand and Laos because my 8th grade daughter was able to travel and learn about her history and culture. When my daughter came back from her trip, she gained knowledge about her own heritage and had a better understanding about the Hmong way of life back then." Mrs. Pa Lee, CSE parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 29, 2013

I have two kids that attends CSE this year, 1st grade & Kindergarten. Last year, I really liked because my son's teacher challenged him and he learned a lot. Even though it's the beginning of the year I felt the teachers aren't good. They didn't use my children's school supplies and I feel they are not challenging my children. I may be looking elsewhere for next year. Although I love the pick & drop off at my house.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2013

Great school for my son . He learned alot about science and was challenged to be the best he can .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2013

This school is very disorganized. We had to resubmit documents multiple times and it took several weeks to receive transportation for my child. I'm not sure what is happening at this school but I am not having my youngest attend here. My oldest will go ahead and finish out her last year (she only attended 7th grade here). Look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

Glad to see I am not the only disappointed one. Low expectations, lack of leadership, lack of diversity. My kids were never challenged. I wouldn't recommend this school at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2011

I go to this school and i personaly really like it, the only thing that i dislike is that the EDUCATION is not as good as i thought it would be. Im just a 7th Grader, but I feel like the teachers dont motivate us as much. Honestly i wish they did a little more discipline . I mean i think they can do A LOT BETTER . And what i mean is for how some are teaching. I dont feel into the teaching, but i understand after she/he explains a second time. At my other schools i always wanted to be the smarter one and help the ones who didnt get it, but now im one of the ones who doesnt understand . I'd say kids need a lot more motavation from teachers and parents. They need to see the bigger picture. But I still give the school two thumbs up for the after school activities and other things .


Posted November 3, 2009

excellent school w/wonderful staffs and great programs to help enhance students who needs to improve on reading, writing, speech, socializing, and very friendly environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

As a parent, I visit the school and it was terrible. The administration was very disorganize and it seem that the principal don t know what she was doing. Starting from the top of the administration to its staff, they all weren t as professional as I thought they would be. When I visit the school for my child, the principal and some of its staff was in their sweatpants and sleeping wear. Also, when my sister, who has a child that goes there, ask if she can look into his file, it seems that records of all the student has nothing or only some of the paper on the students. The file of the students weren t as complete like other public school, where they can pull information of a child and get his educational history. Furthermore, I think this school is very disorganize and unsupportive for any students that goes there.
—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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
14%
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.

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

105 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
27%
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 79% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

74 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
7%

2010

 
 
0%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
12%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
21%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
0%

2010

 
 
0%
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 Students34%
Female41%
Male27%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners31%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant34%
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 Students23%
Female33%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities25%
English language learners20%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant23%
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 Students30%
Female41%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant30%
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 Students19%
Female22%
Male16%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant19%
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 Students26%
Female24%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant26%
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 Students31%
Female31%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant31%
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.

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%
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.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
23%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
17%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
14%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
7%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
14%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
7%
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 Students18%
Female13%
Male22%
Blackn/a
Asian18%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities19%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant18%

Reading

All Students12%
Female16%
Male8%
Blackn/a
Asian12%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities12%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English0%
Not migrant12%
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 Students36%
Female38%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian36%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant36%

Reading

All Students15%
Female17%
Male14%
Blackn/a
Asian15%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant15%
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 Students32%
Female36%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian32%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners31%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant32%

Reading

All Students23%
Female21%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asian23%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
English language learners19%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant23%

Science

All Students11%
Female13%
Male9%
Blackn/a
Asian11%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged10%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities12%
English language learners9%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant11%
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 Students19%
Female21%
Male18%
Blackn/a
Asian19%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities20%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant19%

Reading

All Students17%
Female22%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asian17%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English29%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant17%
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 Students20%
Female22%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asian20%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged19%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant20%

Reading

All Students7%
Female7%
Male7%
Blackn/a
Asian7%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities7%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant7%
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 Students33%
Female32%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asian33%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant33%

Reading

All Students14%
Female18%
Male10%
Blackn/a
Asian14%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities14%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English27%
Not migrant14%

Science

All Students13%
Female14%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asian13%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged13%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities16%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English27%
Not migrant13%
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 100% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Two or more races 0% 2%
White 0% 73%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A37%
Female 43%N/A49%
Male 57%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Chinese (Mandarin)
Hmong
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • International Baccalaureate Certifications (2013)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Math club
  • Technology club

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Clubs
  • Dance club

Language learning

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Foreign languages
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hmong
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hmong

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
Clubs
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 4:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Superintendent Mo Chang
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (651) 917-3717

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • International Baccalaureate (IB)
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Foreign languages
  • Global
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs such as autism or complete visual impairment
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Cognitive disability
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hmong
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Hmong
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Hmong American Partnership
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Dance club
  • Martial arts (judo, tae kwon do, karate, etc)
  • Math club
  • Student council/government
  • Technology club
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Join PTO/PTA
More from this school
  • Everyone is welcome at Community School of Excellence.
School leaders can update this information here.
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170 Rose Ave West
St. Paul, MN 55117
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Phone: (651) 917-0073

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