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Staples Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 369 students

 

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Posted December 11, 2008

Staples Elementary has outstanding faculty and staff. Teachers work together to review curriculum and make changes to improve lesson plans. My son's teacher does a great job of working to individualize the lessons to benefit all students regardless of learning level.
—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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

55 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

69 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
29%

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

Reading

All Students87%
Female97%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant87%
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 Students74%
Female68%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities67%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 Students78%
Female90%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant78%
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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

57 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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students74%
Female74%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students52%
Female52%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%
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 Students46%
Female38%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Reading

All Students40%
Female47%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Not 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 Students52%
Female40%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students50%
Female55%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%

Science

All Students52%
Female39%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%
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 95% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Gwynne Gildow
Fax number
  • (218) 894-1545

Resources

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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4th St North
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