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Carl Ben Eielson Elementary School

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Posted March 26, 2010

My sons (first graders) transferred to Eielson from a private school at the beginning of this year. They have both benefitted immensely from their caring, experienced first grade teachers. One of my sons has some special needs (speech and some social issues), the school has gone above and beyond to accomodate him. In addition, they have taught each of my children at their level, sometimes providing them with extra work beyond grade level, that the teacher has taken time to attain. I have seen so much growth in my sons this year, their reading, writing and math skills have improved, as has their knowledge in science and social studies. The principal is also wonderful, she takes the time to get to know each child and really strives to ensure that their needs are met. In addition, I love the Great Green program, what a great way to provide positive reinforcement!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2009

Eielson School is a positive, encouraging and supportive learning environment. The entire staff is friendly. They are aware of the high deployment rates of the parents and support the children of those deployed wonderfully. My daughters are in Kindegarten and special needs preschool. They both have great teachers. Both teachers are aware of my children's abilities and encourage them to extend those abilities. The principle is friendly and knows my children by name. The reading programs in the classroom and library are exciting for my daughters as well. Overall test scores for this school are probably low because of frequent PCS'ing and deployments. Test scores aren't everything!
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Posted April 24, 2009

What an excellent school to start my daughter's primary school experience! The Kindergarten teachers are first-rate! They care for our children while fostering independence, encouraging creativity & skill development, learning and growth, all in a positive and fun environment. The principal knows the children by name, and encourages parental involvement in every aspect of a child's education. My daughter loves her gym teachers, music teacher & instructional paras. She is always coming home with new library books, and we enjoy the personal attention the school provides to each family. We love Eielson Elementary School!
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Posted April 7, 2009

I want to reassure parents moving to Grand Forks AFB that this is a great school. I think it probably lags on the standardized test scores due to the continual high turnover of students. The academics are good quality although perhaps not as challenging as some school districts. I can not say enough about the staff here. My daughter loves going to this friendly, caring, safe school. It is a wonderful environment for young children to grow and learn. The staff has been very stable with several teachers being here around 20 years and still enthusiastic with the children. Monday morning opening is open to parents and both celebrates the childrens' achievements and reinforces moral lessons. We will miss this school immensely when we PCS.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

Grade level

Math

The state average for Math was 86% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

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 Students88%
Female87%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students79%
Female93%
Male67%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant79%
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 74% 83%
Black 11% 3%
Hispanic 7% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 0%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 9%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1238 Louisiana St
Grand Forks Afb, ND 58204
Phone: (701) 787-5000

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