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North Plains Elementary School

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Posted October 28, 2013

I have been nothing but please since our kids started attending NP. When we moved here my oldest was in second and was enrolled at Dakota. He had a great teacher in Mrs. Heilman but I did not like the overall climate of the school, more specifically the principal. The following year when his sister began kindergarten we switched them to North Plains. Four years later and three kids in NP we will be leaving in a little over a week and will miss this school and the staff greatly. Mr. Strand is a wonderful principal, Ms. Michelle in the office and all of the teachers the kids have had, Mrs. Burns, Mrs. Melton, Mrs. Godejohn, Ms. Korzun; Ms. Thorlaksen and Mrs. Ditmars have been AMAZING. If you are moving to Minot AFB and are able to choose which elementary school on base to send your child to, choose NP you won't regret it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2012

rampant bullying. teachers seem to not care. only seem to care about test scores and nothing else. i have talked to the teachers, counselors, and principal numerous times. nothing is being done. my child will not go to this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2012

I have one good thing to say about this school: It's on an Air Force Base. That's all. The teachers are guilty of blacklisting children. I've experienced very negative attitudes/personalities. and am glad to say they won't be exposing anyone from my family to their foolishness again. Children deserve to feel like they belong in class and not like they're a pain to the teacher. This is not what mine experienced.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2010

I had a kindergartener last year and was so comfortable knowing he was in great hands. The school is top notch from the principal to the office staff to the incredible teachers. I could not ask for a better safer environment for my child. What a great feeling!!! Sure wish we could be here long enough for my middle one to get to attend school there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

North Plains has both good teachers and great teachers. They are always coming up with ways to make their school better. They accept new students with open arms. The principal is always visible. The kids respect him but do not fear him. He is one of the best principals I've seen. The counselor participates in every classroom like every other week, in extracurricular activities and in individual student lives. The secretary is great, too! This school cares about its kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

My children go to North Plains and I love the staff there. What a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

This is a wonderful school full of caring teachers & staff. The PTA does a tremendous job at fullfilling all the schools extra needs & holding fun events for the students. No other elementary school can compare to the outstanding dedication that each student receives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2005

The teacher and parent relationships are very tight in working together to keep the school its number one priority. My kids love the small classes and one on one relationship with their teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2005

I think this is an excellent school with a great atmosphere and curriculum Everyone is very friendly and supportive and the kids feel safe and enjoy going to school. They have music and gym time. There has been a lot of parent involvement at this school as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

We have kids that attended NP from 97-01. They've been to 2 different bases since and haven't found a school with teachers as good or a school as involved as North Plains. Aside from the principal, NP is a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2004

North Plains has an excellent staff - including Mr. Strand, the principal, the teachers, the cafeteria staff, and the custodial staff. Everyone models a caring attitude towards the students and academic excellence!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2003

Outstanding teachers at this school. They have high expectations and their grading scale shows it - 94-100% is an A 87-93% is a B, 80-86 C and 73 - 79 is D. Active parent volunteer group.


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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
93%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
86%
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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 68% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
63%

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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
86%
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 78% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students95%
Female95%
Male95%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant95%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
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 Students83%
Female74%
Male92%
African American64%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Non-migrant83%

Reading

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African American45%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
African American45%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%
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%
Female79%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant86%

Reading

All Students91%
Female89%
Male94%
African Americann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White96%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English94%
Non-migrant91%
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 Students68%
Female75%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Reading

All Students73%
Female83%
Male68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant73%
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 76% 83%
Black 13% 3%
Hispanic 5% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 9%
Two or more races 1% 1%
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 31%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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101 C St
Minot Afb, ND 58704
Phone: (701) 727-3320

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