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Bennett Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 607 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted May 24, 2011

My third child is now attending Bennett. Our entire family loves Bennett and feels very "at home" there. The teachers have been fabulous and go the extra mile. The school is very clean and well kept. The playgrounds are safe and in great condition. The Bennett PTA is very active and has many programs for children. We are VERY HAPPY to be at Bennett.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2010

3 of my boys have attended Bennett and they have all enjoyed it. I feel that they have received excellent education, and I have been especially appreciateive of the extyra reading help 2 of them got during their first couple of years. It made all the difference in the world. They did an excellent job of working with their IEP plans. The teachers and staff have been friendly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2007

Bennett is a good school with a lot to offer. It is not, however, in my opinion a great school. Bennett's staff is busy with a large and full school, and children are not considered as individuals. They are grouped, and given very little individual attention. Over the course of my 4 children's educations they have been to 3 schools, and Bennett has been the worst at making them feel welcome and comfortable, and the staff has not made the effort to identify their skills and weaknesses. One example of a negative experience: I asked the principal & the classroom teacher for some information and never recieved it. The truth is, no one is going to take care of your child at Bennett, beyond standard protocol, especially if you want your child challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Bennett is a very active school - the PTA plans events throughout the school year for students and their families. They also bring in several extra programs (such as foreign languages) which students can take advantage of. Academically, the school is excellent. Test scores are among the best in the city. Teachers really seem to care about the students and want to see them succeed in all studies. Bennett offers music, art, physical education and computer classes which is not always available in schools. I would highly recommend the school to anyone moving into the area.
—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 86% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 81% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students93%
Female94%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant93%

Reading

All Students84%
Female88%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students91%
Female98%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged91%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-migrant91%

Reading

All Students79%
Female90%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged45%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%

Science

All Students80%
Female90%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students92%
Female91%
Male92%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant92%

Reading

All Students77%
Female78%
Male76%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 81%
Black 4% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 12%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hispanic 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2000 South 58th Ave
Fargo, ND 58104
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