School Details

Cedar Island Elementary School

6777 Hemlock Ln, Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 425-5855

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-3 489 students 22 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade


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

Cedar Island Elementary School is a public elementary school in Maple Grove. The principal of Cedar Island Elementary School is Daniel Wald, whose e-mail is 489 students go to Cedar Island Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 20% of the 489 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cedar Island Elementary School is 22:1. Oak View Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Orchestra


  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 79% 56%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 22%
Multiracial 6% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 14%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 4% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 33%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I've been extremely disappointed with Cedar Island. They spend more time dealing with behavior issues than teaching. My son was bored a lot and not challenged. As a parent volunteer i was appalled by the way his teacher behaved. The before and after school program is filled with people who seem to prefer to socialize rather than interact with the children.

  • (5 years ago)

    We are satisfied with this school. My son is learning pretty good.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have been impressed with the dedication of the staff at Cedar Island. I was always warmly greeted by the office staff found the principal easy to talk to the volunteer coordinator super to work with and the teachers well prepared hard working and they made learning fun for our children. attenCedar Island.

  • (6 years ago)

    Teachers care about every student and frequently communicate personally with families. My kids feel safe at CI and have never expressed feeling unsafe bullied or treated unfairly.

  • (9 years ago)

    Having transferred my child in from a public elementary in another state I find Cedar Island subpar. Even though the test scores are good the curriculum is not nearly as challenging as what we experienced in other public schools. ALOT MORE could be accomplished. Yes the school is older and that's okay but aesthetically the school is poor and not well maintained at all. Crazy when you consider the high property taxes in the area. They boast that they have alot of parent involvement but volunteers are used for fun stuff and not for projects that could help boost the curriculum and learning experience. This might be a top public elementary in Minnesota but from personal experience this school doesn't even compare to some public schools outside of Minnesota.

  • (9 years ago)

    All my chilren have gone to cedar island and i think it is a great school. They really have good teachers and the counselor there is great. Although there is this one teacher that i do not like at all the teachers are very educational and helpful. It is right by oak view and that school is much nicer and newer than cedar island. The school does not have air conditioning in yet they installed it last summer but it is not working yet. All students will be going to maple grove junior high school in there 7th year in school unless you have open enrolled. Cedar island is a great school to put your children in.

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