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Willow Lane Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 359 students

 

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Posted May 8, 2009

I love this school, teachers are great and I cannot say enough about the principal. She's wonderful. My son has Mrs. Mass for 4th grade and she has got to be the best teacher he has had yet so far. He loves her class. She makes school fun for the kids while learning. My son came from Birch Lake Elementary and this school by far exceeds my standards. Way to go on the great work Willow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

My child has always excelled, but is slipping this year... I feel that the ciriculum is not doing justice to the children that are attending that school. Along with their made up math system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2007

This school has been wonderful. We researched many schools both private and public when deciding what area of the Twin Cities to locate. The teachers at Willow Lane are excellent, administration is involved in student activities and parent opinion matters. The school is not the most attractive around but learning from past experience, it is the faculty that matter, as you can not judge a book by its cover.
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Posted August 17, 2006

Willow Lane has great teachers and you can all ways find someone if you need to talk to them . They encorage you to voluntery in your kids class room.
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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.

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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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

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 77% in 2010.

48 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

64 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

59 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
48%
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 Students83%
Female90%
Male78%
Black81%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students79%
Female90%
Male67%
Black64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant79%
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%
Female81%
Male64%
Black73%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English76%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

66 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%
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 Students52%
Female45%
Male61%
Black25%
Asian46%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students42%
Female39%
Male47%
Black17%
Asian46%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant42%
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 Students62%
Female54%
Male69%
Black42%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant62%

Reading

All Students51%
Female50%
Male51%
Black32%
Asian64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant51%
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 Students65%
Female60%
Male70%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Non-migrant65%

Reading

All Students65%
Female72%
Male59%
Black67%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Non-migrant65%

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male65%
Black58%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant66%
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 62% 74%
Asian 14% 6%
Black 14% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 48%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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School Leader's name
  • Barbara Kearn
Fax number
  • (651) 773-6176

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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3375 Willow Ave
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Phone: (651) 773-6170

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