School Details

Basswood Elementary School

15425 Bass Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55311
(763) 494-3858
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 1006 students 22 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

85%
62%
72%
77%
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

82%
67%
71%
57%
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

60%
58%
60%
76%
60%
64%
61%
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

83%
58%
57%
81%
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

Basswood Elementary School is a public middle school in Maple Grove. The principal of Basswood Elementary School is Dennis Palm. 1,006 students go to Basswood Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 11% of the 1,006 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Basswood Elementary School is 22:1. Heritage Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 75% 51%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 22%
Hispanic 4% 7%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 15%
Asian 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 11% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Below Average are perfect words to describe this school. Below-Average lunches below-average teachers below-average buses bullying good Principal but that's pretty much it.

  • (1 year ago)

    This was a great school! My teachers were nice and it had a nice atmosphere. The one thing that I didn't like was the fact that we had to read health books that were 10 years old. If you're thinking about bringing your child here I recommend it!

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter started Basswood last year in first grade. We came from a very small Catholic school in Colorado. We were initially concerned by the size of Basswood but the school seems very organized given all of the students. The parents seem very involved and have high expectations for their kids which creates a culture of high achievement. The diversity also affords my daughter a great social arena that is comparable to the real world. She loves it there and told me yesterday that "school is fun!" which is what any parents want to hear!

  • (1 year ago)

    Basswood is a very strong school with an excellent principal and teaching staff. Our new principal Mr. Smith is a forward thinker and is bringing innovation and fun to our already strong school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I think that Basswood is an incredible school. It has given me many different opportunities to get involved such as Fuel up to Play 60 Student Council Orchestra and programs like that. Our principal is amazing and has made many positive changes to our school. Parents are involved and the teachers are great. I think that Basswood is an incredible school.

  • (2 years ago)

    This school has bug infestations teachers that don't have any understanding for home situations and inedible lunches students that don't follow rules and don't get yelled at and good students getting yelled at. The principal is five stars but nothing else at this school is

  • (2 years ago)

    There are ant infestations of ants in the walls. I find it disgusting. One day a teacher was debating for 20 minutes colored pencils vs markers instead of giving more class time. The lunches are usually inedible. The principal and the esp are the lone bright lights in the school. They bring inspiration and leadership to Basswood. And another thing. My son is bullied on the bus and the bus driver does squat to stop it. A big problem not happening on other buses.

  • (4 years ago)

    My two kids attending Basswood elementary. Earlier they were attending a leading school in Wayzata. They feel overall quality is greater than Wayzata.

  • (4 years ago)

    Just walk through the halls at Basswood and you will see that involved families and caring teachers are what make this school a standout. As one parent mentioned the district is often judged as a whole. But Basswood is a community of high learning that is second to none in Maple Grove. Our kids are getting a fantastic education and school test results reflect that.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have had at least one child at Basswood since 2002 and I absolutetly love this school. The teachers we have had are fantastic and so is the principal! People that choose to open enroll before giving this school a chance are missing out. The district is judged as whole but there are certainly some shining stars out there in the Osses district and this school is one of them!

  • (5 years ago)

    Classrooms are large. 4th grade is 34-35 students per class. Concerns growing over too many students. If you child is below or above the curve they may not receive the best attention.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don't find the school to be either very welcoming or caring... it is just too big. I will say we loved our Kindergarten teacher this year but we will be leaving the school due to budget cuts and a general disaray of the school district. I wouldn't enroll any of my children in Osseo schools in the future.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is not challenging for children that are High Potential. We open enroll to Wayzata- besides smaller class sizes their high school offers much more.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am in 6 th Grade in the school year of 2006-2007 and my teacher is Michelle Arbeiter. She is a very good teacher and I think that this school is 5 star school out of 5 stars.

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Overall score

(based on 16 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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