School Details

Blue Heron Elementary School

405 Elm St, Lino Lakes, MN 55014
(763) 792-6200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 850 students 18 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

94%
89%
72%
76%
71%
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
  • Centennial Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
71%
54%
62%
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
  • Centennial Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
78%
60%
69%
75%
64%
65%
69%
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
  • Centennial Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Blue Heron Elementary School is a public elementary school in Lino Lakes. The principal of Blue Heron Elementary School is Jason Hartmann, who can be contacted at dmelde@isd12.org. 850 students attend Blue Heron Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 17% of the 850 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Blue Heron Elementary School is 18:1. Rice Lake Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 89%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 5%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    My school is my children's favorite place to be. Well Disney might edge it out of top billing. ) When we are at the school we feel the staff are happy to be at the school too! It is inviting and well kept. When we heard it has over 850 students we didn't believe it. Remarkable how the staff maintains a close community with so many people.

  • (3 years ago)

    Outgoing teachers make this a true community attitude within the school! I have yet to know of another school that makes you feel like part of a family. My children have had been fortunate enough to have the same teacher and two of them have had this spectacular in every way teacher more than once due to her being moved to different grades. That in itself is telling about how hard the staff works to be successful where ever they are positioned!

  • (3 years ago)

    This was our first year at Blue Heron Elementary. My daughter's in 5th grade and just loves it here. We couldn't be more pleased with the teachers principal and nursing staff. We did open enrollment due to being so unhappy with the school options in our district. So glad we made this switch! My son will being starting kindergarten this year and we'll be sending him here as well. It's a little bit of a drive for us to and from school but so worth it!

  • (3 years ago)

    Wonderful teachers principal and programs. Everything about this school is what a parent wants when they send they children off to elementary school. Moving to Lino Lakes we were aware of the excellent education system in place but what we found at Blue Heron is above and beyond. Great facilities as well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Teachers truely care about the kids. Facility is new and kept well. Staff concentrates on the basics and the school has many extras for students who overachieve.

  • (7 years ago)

    Terrific teacher quality. There is much involvement in the whole child with our child's teacher. We had the same teacher in Kindergarten as well as first grade and couldn't be happier.

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Overall score

(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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