School Details

Birch Grove School for the Arts

4690 Brookdale Dr North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443
(763) 561-1374
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 556 students 17 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

67%
62%
72%
46%
51%
57%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Osseo Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
67%
71%
42%
48%
54%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Osseo Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
58%
60%
53%
60%
64%
32%
47%
60%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Osseo Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
58%
57%
46%
60%
59%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2011-2012 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8, and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.
  • This school in 2013
  • Osseo Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Birch Grove School for the Arts is a public elementary school in Brooklyn Park. The principal of Birch Grove School for the Arts is Jeff Zastrow, whose e-mail is zastrowj@district279.org. 556 children attend Birch Grove School for the Arts and are mostly Multiracial; Black, non-Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 63% of the 556 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Birch Grove School for the Arts is 17:1. Crest View Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Sports

  • P.E. classes
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
Black, non-Hispanic 41% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 56%
Asian 15% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 14% 14%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been at Birch Grove for three years and both of my children enjoy going to school there. The teachers and staff have been great and are very proactive. The communication with me has been great as well and I love the opportunities that my children get there in the arts that they wouldn't get other places.

  • (2 years ago)

    We moved here and found the neighborhood school to be less than great--so we put our kids at Birch Grove. Class sizes are a bit big--but they have a great program wonderful staff and it's so clean and friendly. Every time I go I think bluebirds are about to land on my shoulder. While we've hit a glich here and there..overall everyone has been responsive and I am glad my kids are going to school there.

  • (4 years ago)

    Great neighborhood school. Good teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Birch Grove has many fantastic enrichment opportunities for students to learn and grow. There are many outstanding staff that care a lot about the children. It is unbelievable how brave these young students are when asked to get up and perform a song play an instrument dance or act in a play. What confidence is developed in these young people that they will carry forward into their adult lives. I am also optimistic that the new initiative for differentiating in the classroom will lead to better academic challenges for students of all abilities.

  • (4 years ago)

    BG has a top notch staff who work together as a team!

  • (4 years ago)

    Birch Grove's staff is dynamic offering programs to stretch kids' minds though an incredible scope of arts and music activities in addition to solid academics.

  • (5 years ago)

    Both of my children have attended this school since Kindergarten. My daughter is now 11 and my son is 7. We have had an excellent experience with everything this school has had to offer. The teachers are phenomenal and work very hard to help the children reach and exceed their potential!! ) The only area in which I think they could improve is discipline. It seems when behaviors of certain children get to be too much the specialists are at a loss. (

  • (6 years ago)

    My son was accepted coming from a different state. The teachers helped him excel above the expectations i had for him and he enjoys school very much now

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