School Details

Pinewood Elementary School

5500 Quincy St, Mounds View, MN 55112
(651) 621-7500
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 554 students 14 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

66%
79%
72%
62%
69%
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
  • Mounds View Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
76%
70%
51%
63%
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
  • Mounds View Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
70%
62%
66%
76%
68%
57%
69%
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
  • Mounds View Public School District average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pinewood Elementary School is a public elementary school in Mounds View. The principal of Pinewood Elementary School is Bill Book. 554 students go to Pinewood Elementary School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 48% of the 554 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pinewood Elementary School is 14:1. Sunnyside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 72%
Multiracial 6% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 1%
Asian 11% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 11%
Hispanic 10% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is doing a great job individualizing instruction for students and helping students learn to make good choices. The teachers seem to do all they can and are successful to help the students that have difficult home life situations by providing homework classes study halls and even counseling.

  • (5 years ago)

    My step daughter (24) went to school there and she really liked it and then my grandson (11)went to school there and he really liked it too. I had very little interaction there but everyone was pleasant and easy to work with. My grandson is American Indian and he hasn't always liked his school experience. My husband says he liked the school too. All of their votes are good enough for me o)

  • (5 years ago)

    The teaching staff at Pinewood is a disappointment. Majority of them seem to be there for a paycheck only. What happened to teachers who love to teach? I will say there has been one teacher I've come across at Pinewood who's there because she cares Mrs. Cyr she loves teaching loves the kids and does a great job! Wish there were more Mrs. Cyr's at Pinewood.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very pleased at how the staff help my son and how much he learned in kindergarten. We are looking forward to the great things in the first grade.

  • (9 years ago)

    The teachers in this school are fantastic. They are dedicated to ensuring the best possible education for the children. My children have learned a tremendous amount about their subjects but even more important they've learned how to interact well with other kids. This school district and this school in particular do an outstanding job given the resources available.

  • (9 years ago)

    I feel sometimes that the teachers at this school think it is a burden to teach our students. I also think that if the child is having problems in school they wait to long before they notify the parent.

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Overall score

(based on 6 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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