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Century Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 604 students

 

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Posted February 3, 2014

Excellent school. Both of my children love it there. The teachers have really instilled a love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2013

If your not in the "upper class" you will know it if your child goes to school here. My children went there for 3 years until I finally had enough. We had one teacher that I really enjoyed but the rest all seemed to hang out with the moms driving the SUV's and had no job. They put on a happy face but if you have an issue, you had better hope you are in that upper class bracket. Finally we are going to a smaller school and I'm so excited.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

I have no idea why this website rates this school a 4 out of 10. This is the best elementary school in Grand Forks if not the whole state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

I have two kids that go to school at Century, and I would not choose another school in town. I grew up here, moved to Florida, but came back to ND to raise my kids as the school system here is 10 times better than any I have ever seen. They cater to your needs, they believe in the NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND...and really do work with it. If your children are ahead of the class, as mine are, they will give them extra projects to keep them interested and learning. Grand Forks is a great place to raise a family. All the schools are great here, but I like my kids going to Century, plus some of the teachers were teachers when I went to school, definately a 'family feeling'-I know my kids are being taught well not only from books, but to be better people.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2005

My daughter attended Century, but due to job relocation, we had to move. While she did attend Century, we had no complaints and thought it was a wonderful school environment! The teachers and staff were caring and creative with a lot of fun, new ideas for students (and parents) to enjoy. Although my daughter is doing well in her new school, we are constantly comparing the academic studies and teachers to the way things were for her while she did attend Century.
—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 86% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

74 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
82%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
80%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
76%

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 Students91%
Female97%
Male85%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students85%
Female86%
Male84%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant85%
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%
Female88%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities95%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant91%

Reading

All Students88%
Female90%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities95%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learners70%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant88%

Science

All Students79%
Female79%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learners45%
Proficient in English84%
Not 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

Math

All Students89%
Female91%
Male88%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities80%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Not migrant89%

Reading

All Students80%
Female79%
Male80%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 83%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 1%
Black 8% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 6% 9%
Hispanic 2% 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 34%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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3351 17th Ave South
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Phone: (701) 746-2440

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