The Minnesota Campaign for Achievement Now (MinnCAN) has announced that multiple schools in the Wayzata Public School District are top-performing public schools for Asian, English-language learners and black student performance.
According to MinnCAN’s 2013 School & District Report Cards, the following are Top 10 schools across the state of Minnesota:
- Kimberly Lane Elementary School and Plymouth Creek Elementary School: First in elementary school Asian student performance.
- Sunset Hill Elementary School: Third in elementary school Asian student performance.
- Greenwood Elementary School: Sixth in elementary school Asian student performance.
- Wayzata Central Middle School: First in middle school Asian student performance and sixth in middle school black student performance.
- Wayzata East Middle School: Third in middle school Asian student performance and fourth in middle school black student performance.
- Wayzata High School: First in high school Asian student performance and third in high school English-language learners student performance.
The report cards–available for all 1,967 Minnesota public schools–include letter grades for the following five categories, ranging from “A” to “F” based on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment results that the Minnesota Department of Education released in August 2012:
- Student performance
- Subgroup performance
- Performance gains
- Achievement gaps
- Graduation rates
“Great schools dot many pockets of the North Star state, yet we seldom take a step back to recognize the schools that post commendable student learning and achievement,” said MinnCAN Executive Director Daniel Sellers. “These Wayzata schools should be on everyone’s radar for student learning, and we hope that the greater community can engage in conversations on why schools such as these are leading the pack so that we can better share proven strategies and best practices across all public schools.
“We offer our School & District Report Cards as one vehicle of information and transparency so more educators and parents understand how well our schools educate children,” continued Sellers. “With the online information, parents can now more effectively advocate for their children and we can all hold ourselves more accountable.”