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Valley Crossing Community School

Public | K-6 | 667 students

 
 

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Posted January 24, 2013

My two youngest children switched to this school this year from another school and we couldn't be happier. We love the open, multi-age environment and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere. There is a strong commitment to building social skills and positive relationships. The school is very much like a family. Parents are very involved and have done some amazing things such as building the school its own TV studio. The students put on their own morning program each day. It is a larger school but the use of "neighborhoods" gives it a small-school feel. The multi-age part means that kids are able to work to their own ability but some kids may have trouble as they have to be more self-directed than at a traditional school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2010

The teachers are very involved with the students. They know the kids well as they have them for more than one year. I am very comfortable working with my daughters teachers, and they are very good about letting me know what is going on. I also enjoy volunteering at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

Excellent curriculum Interesting to kids Strongly recommending
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

This school is phenomenal. We are in our 5th year of attendance and hope all 4 of our children are fortunate to attend VCCS. This is a school that truly has the best interests of the children at heart. The entire atmosphere is so peaceful, caring, and supportive. Children learn to respect and listen all while thriving in an environment that promotes high level adacemics. To learn more about the method of teaching at VCCS, research 'responsive classroom'. This is how children should be taught in all schools. If you are new to or moving to this community, do your child a favor and consider VCCS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

There has been less collaborative effort between parents and teachers in the last few years than before. It feels as if parents concerns are ignored and not addressed and the leadership is more interested in making excuses than addressing issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

My child was new to this school as a fourth grader. The teachers, principal and other staff and volunteers made the transition so seamless. They were all so welcoming and created an environment that was comfortable and not at all embarassing; being the new kid. My child now loves school (loathed it before), always does homework without complaining, and takes pride in schoolwork/assignments. This semester, my child will be taking Spanish, which is only offered at 1 other elementary school in the district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

The amount of parent involvement makes this school a cut above the rest. Teachers and parents working together makes a successful child. Great attitudes,awesome resources, and a diverse group of teachers with many different teaching styles keeps my kids hopping. They love school.
—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.

75 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

104 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

118 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

63 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

94 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

93 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students90%
Female91%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant90%
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 Students88%
Female97%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities75%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%
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 Students93%
Female92%
Male93%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities81%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant93%
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 Students93%
Female89%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant93%
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.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

111 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
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.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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 Students79%
Female81%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian69%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learners40%
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students62%
Female70%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian54%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant62%
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 Students89%
Female88%
Male89%
Black90%
Asian92%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant89%

Reading

All Students71%
Female74%
Male68%
Black70%
Asian83%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%
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 Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Reading

All Students81%
Female92%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%

Science

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian80%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant70%
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 Students75%
Female68%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant75%

Reading

All Students74%
Female80%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant74%
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 77% 74%
Asian 10% 6%
Black 6% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 7%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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