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Southview Elementary School

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Posted June 7, 2013

Due to job issues, our family has made many moves over the years and Southview is by far the best elementary school I've seen across multiple cities and states. Of the 6 different main classroom teachers we've had, there has not been one I would think of as sub-par in any way. The staff and teachers really care deeply about their students on an individual basis and they seem to genuinely like going to work there every day. It's clear they all have a common vision: they want children to develop "caring hearts" and strong minds and they all model this for the students each day. I attribute a good bit of this success to the principal, who is just amazing! The only negative I can think of is that it's becoming crowded due to the population growth in Waconia. Class sizes are edging up to around 25 and that's making it harder for teachers. But honestly, that's still pretty doggone good compared to many other schools in the country that are over 30. We're so sad to be moving (again) out of the district and will miss Southview a lot! Kudos, Southview! You're doing it right!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2013

My daughter use to go to school here.The education is fine however one day I was out to lunch with my daughter and two other family members at dvincis and four staff members from school were also there.I was shocked by what they were saying , first they talked badly about me then about my daughter who has a learning disability.The receptionist kristin is the one that was saying the most and i even got a dirty look from the janitor when they left the resteraunt.I never said a word to them,but i probably should have.So just remember staff members that read this you have no reason to take badly about a child with a disability..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2008

The education my child is getting is fine. However, the communication from the school, the district, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the teachers is terrible. This is our child's 2nd year at Southview and we have never heard from any of the teachers about how our child is doing, concerns they may have, etc... We moved our child into the school mid-year, so would have expected to get some communication from the homeroom teacher about how our child was adapting to the change. At back to school night, it was very clear that the homeroom teacher this year would not be doing anything outside of the specific duties defined in the teacher's contract. Don't think the teachers really care much about the children - just care about meeting standards. Sad. Is this because of the Minnesota Teachers Union?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

Great staff; many caring teachers willing to go the extra mile for kids. Kids feel safe and comfortable there.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

129 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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 Students92%
Female94%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant92%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
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.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

117 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

All Students95%
Female94%
Male96%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Reading

All Students77%
Female73%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students97%
Female100%
Male94%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%

Reading

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 73%
Hispanic 3% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Khuzana Devaan
Fax number
  • (952) 442-0629

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225 West 4th St
Waconia, MN 55387
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