School Details

Weaver Lake Science Math & Tech School

15900 Weaver Lake Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55311
(763) 420-3337
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-6 776 students 18 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

81%
67%
72%
69%
51%
58%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2013-2014 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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 2014
  • Osseo Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
62%
70%
70%
48%
55%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2013-2014 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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 2014
  • Osseo Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
61%
62%
79%
65%
68%
75%
49%
61%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2013-2014 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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 2014
  • Osseo Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
55%
57%
68%
59%
61%

Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III)

In 2013-2014 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 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 2014
  • Osseo Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Weaver Lake Science Math & Tech School is a public middle school in Maple Grove. The principal of Weaver Lake Science Math & Tech School is Gretchen Peel, who can be contacted at peelg@district279.org. 776 students attend Weaver Lake Science Math & Tech School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 24% of the 776 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Weaver Lake Science Math & Tech School is 18:1. Heritage Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Orchestra

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 6% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 54% 51%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 20% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 19% 15%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 38%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    We have impressed by the teachers and the curriculum at this STEM school. My children are well prepared for Middle School and beyond. The school also has a dynamic PTA that support the students and teachers.

  • (6 months ago)

    I have three children that are currently attending Weaver Lake STEM. When I got the call that three spots had opened up for us to attend it was a quick yes. The integration between all subjects has opened up a whole new world for my boys outside of school they see how math and science need to work together. Each fall the eagerly look forward to their Monarch unit (and in the last year they have learned A LOT about the declining population). They want to be better steward of the environment. One of my sons was struggling in our neighborhood school and it wasn't until we started at Weaver that I felt his needs were being addressed and met and I was included as a team member in his educational choices. I felt valued as a parent partner and not like I was just handing the care of my children to a babysitter.

  • (1 year ago)

    I started going here in the fourth grade and I really liked it! I wanted to go to a school with more technology opportunities and I sure got them! We got to make clay animations with iPads take pictures of Monarch butterflies and program robots! The kids are a bit meaner because most of them come from Brooklyn Park but not extreme. I was bullied quite a bit but I had a good group of close friends that supported me. If your child is going here in the future warn them that the kids can be a bit rough compared to Basswood or Rush Creek.

  • (1 year ago)

    The hands on learning and technology that is integrated into the teaching and learning experience is awesome. Really keeps my son engaged in learning. Teachers have been excellent. Treat my son with respect connect with him personally as if only child in classroom. Great ethnic diversity in the school which we love with parents that are engaged in their children's education. Great turnout at school activities and fundraisers. Downside due to students being from all over district and beyond takes effort to meet and make friends outside of school. However not unlike private schools in that way. I hope you are lucky enough to get in! (My son is in 4th started in K)

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had three children attend Weaver Lake since it became a STEM school and they have all loved it. The teachers level of enthusiasm and dedication is unmatched. We previously attended another very high performing school in the district and that school was very good. The difference here is with the curriculum being integrated my children have truly loved going to school. So much easier when the kids get up and look forward to going each day! Been very lucky to have such excellent teachers for my children (kids love their teachers and my kids standardized test scores have been great).

  • (3 years ago)

    After a bumpy few years in our home district we found Weaver Lake STEM. It has been nothing short of fantastic. The staff and teachers are wonderful to work with and are very engaged with each student to help them grow. We are hoping our youngest will also get the opportunity to attend here as well.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son goes to weaver lake STEM school and I am very much satisfied with his overall learning . He is very happy and confident. His Class teacher Mrs.Larsen is very supportive and very prompt in replying to my queries . Mrs.Peel is a ideal role model she has consistently tried hard to increase the quality of edacution and voer all development.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have three kids in Weaver Lake STEM School and we have been very pleased with the education our children are receiving. They are confident happy and enjoy being in school with other kids who are focused on learning about Science Technology Engineering and Math. in addition to Music Art and Phy Ed. We feel our kids are learning in a manner that will better prepare them for Junior High High School and beyond because of the education they are receiving here at Weaver Lake STEM.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son goes in this school. I am very happy with school's way of teaching. Like there enrichment programs for high achievers.

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