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Westwood Elementary School

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3 stars

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Posted October 31, 2013

Awful school. Teachers do not care about the students. Just a paycheck to them. We would move before we would send our child here if we had to do it over.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Having worked in an elementary school for 15 years, I am well aware of school operations. I was very impressed at the control for which they dismiss students from school, at the end of the day, or during the day if a child leaves early. It is of utmost importance that we keep a "close eye" on the kids to keep them safe. Westwood Elementary does a fine job! Thank You!


Posted April 15, 2010

The school was built environmently friendly. The staff is amazing and the kids love being at the school. It is comforting knowing your kids are going to such a positive, healthy environment each day!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2007

Westwood is a phenomenal school across the board in all areas of focus - and - this school has received, for three years in a row, the highest honor possible - the Flying Isabella Award, given to a certain school who rises above the rest in celebration of the patron saint of second grade!
—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.

191 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

195 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

171 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

207 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

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 Students82%
Female83%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Not migrant82%
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 Students77%
Female86%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Not migrant77%
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%
Female97%
Male89%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilities78%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English93%
Not 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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%
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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

174 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
57%
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 Students72%
Female76%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students59%
Female62%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%
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 Students72%
Female67%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant72%

Reading

All Students56%
Female60%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant56%
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 Students57%
Female60%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities53%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant68%

Science

All Students65%
Female68%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant65%
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 2% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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