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J Nelson Kelly Elementary School

Public | PK-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 7, 2013

My oldest son has gone to Kelly sense 2nd & is now a 5th grader. And my 2nd oldest of four also attends he's in K. I love Kelly so much. Teachers def care bout the students and always makes sure students get the help they need. I hope I can stay in this school zone until all 4 of my kids get through elementary. I've dealt with two other schools in gf & kelly is way better compared to the other 2.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

J Nelson Kelly is an awesome school to send your child. The classroom teachers are on top of all their plans and are easily accommodating for special needs children as well. They are pleasant people to talk to and to voice your opinions with. I cannot say enough about this school at this time. It does address bullying and tries very hard to nip it in the bud as soon as it starts to happen. All though I will say that sometimes a parent still has to step in and rectify some issues with their children and others (what parent doesn't?) It is still an overall very good school and I'm glad my child attends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2012

My daughter transferred to Kelly from out of state, and we love it. The teachers are amazing and the principal is terrific. The school is clean and full of great energy. They clearly have fun decorating the school for holidays and seasons...it's bright, updated well, and just a wonderful place. They really care and are always happy to take time and answer any questions. My daughter is thriving there! I've always thought the ladies in the front office are very friendly and helpful, so I'm not sure what the other reviewers have experienced. Maybe they were just having a bad day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2007

This school changed my son and our lifes. The teachers and the principal makes the school a excellent place for our children to learn and a safe place. Our son loves going to school. His teacher and principal our wonderful people who I thank god for everyday. (Mrs. Young)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2005

This is my son's first year at Kelly (he transferred from out of state) and he has learned so much. The staff is amazing and the principal is really friendly which has made it easier for my son to adjust to the move. I have to agree with the other reviews on the ladies in the front office. The do seem VERY unfriendly. For a long time, I had a hard time going up there and asking questions. They did come out of thier shell ONCE and they were actually very pleasant!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2005

I agree with the other review. The school is wondeful. The principal and teachers are great as well. This is my daughters last year and she has loved the activities the school offers. The front office staff aren't very friendly at all! I feel sorry for the children, because if the office staff treats the parents like this, imagine what the children go through everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2004

My student transferred to Kelly from out of state, he was immediately welcomed. The staff encouraged him to join the after school activities and always had positive feedback. The relaxed atmosphere helped him excel in the classroom. The principal was very welcoming and helpful so I was suprised the few times I had to deal with the front office staff as they were very unfriendly and not very helpful.
—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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

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

The state average for Math was 80% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%

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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
84%
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 Students94%
Female93%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant94%

Reading

All Students94%
Female90%
Male98%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant94%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Science

All Students84%
Female79%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
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 Students88%
Female86%
Male89%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male73%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Non-migrant76%
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% 83%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 9%
Black 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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