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Hartley Elementary School

Public | K-3 | 510 students

 

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Posted April 24, 2013

Our daughter started Kindergarten at Hartley this year. We couldn't be more pleased with the school. They have helped her with her behavior problems, without making her feel bad about herself. Her teacher is probably the best teacher on Earth! Love how the principal, Mr O'Brien, knows every child and their parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2010

We moved to Waseca in 2007 my son started kindergarten that year and I don't think we could have picked a better school for him or a better community. I love Hartley and it's staff they are willing in every aspect to help their students succeed in school. I give them many thanks and praise for the loyalty they show to our children and their futures.
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Posted August 30, 2007

We moved here near the end of the school year and the school was great for our kids. The staff was super at welcoming them and answering any questions we had. The kids adjusted well. The teachers do an awesome job at teaching and working with students that have trouble in some areas of learning. The classes are small and easier for the teachers to teach and students to learn. They do lots of activities and trips too. This school is awesome. My kids love it
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Posted November 17, 2004

Hartley is a great school that cares about it's students. I have never had a complaint about this school, or it's teachers. I only wish there were more extracurricular activities for all the students that would like to do more after school is over.
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Posted August 27, 2004

This school has very caring teachers. During the 2003-2004 school year it was designated as a Minnesota School of Excellence. The curriculum is demanding but fair.
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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.

119 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

102 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
89%
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%
Female98%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

110 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
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%
Female92%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Economically non-disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities93%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities100%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant75%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 74%
Hispanic 13% 7%
Black 3% 9%
Asian 1% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • National Blue Ribbon School Award (2006)
  • Minnesota School of Excellence Award (2004)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:05
School end time
  • 2:57
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Ben O'Brien
Fax number
  • (507) 835-1005

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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605 7th St NE
Waseca, MN 56093
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