School Details

Community of Peace Academy

471 Magnolia Ave East, St. Paul, MN 55130
(651) 776-5151
2

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 488 students 13 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

33%
33%
72%
25%
25%
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
  • Community of Peace Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
25%
71%
18%
18%
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
  • Community of Peace Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

23%
23%
60%
40%
40%
64%
16%
16%
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
  • Community of Peace Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
21%
57%
22%
22%
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
  • Community of Peace Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

44%
44%
56%
32%
32%
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
  • Community of Peace Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
59%
29%
29%
54%
29%
29%
44%

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
  • Community of Peace Academy average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Community of Peace Academy is a charter middle school in Saint Paul. The principal of Community of Peace Academy is Karen Rusthoven and can be contacted at karenr@cpa.charter.k12.mn.us. 488 children attend Community of Peace Academy and are mostly Asian; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Black, non-Hispanic. 84% of the 488 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Community of Peace Academy is 13:1. ALC on Track is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Basketball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 49% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 47% 49%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 19%
Hispanic 20% 19%
Multiracial 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 10%
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 84% 83%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Community of Peace Academy is a school where peace and non-violence are taught and practiced!

  • (5 years ago)

    The students are kind caring and fun. In my 16years of teaching I have never enjoyed working in a school as much as I have these last 6 years! I love my school!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is amazing! The staff is very committed to helping our students be successful academically as well as taking care of the whole person.

  • (5 years ago)

    Community of Peace Academy is a great school! We are a public charter school that was founded in 1995. The vision of the school is to educate the whole person---mind body and will---for peace justice freedom compassion wholeness and fullness of life for all. We serve a diverse population preschool to grade 12 in St. Paul MN. This year are celebrating our 15 years anniversary!

  • (5 years ago)

    Community of Peace Academy is an awesome Public Charter school located in the East Side of St. Paul MN. While serving a diverse and low-income community it is still one of the highest ranked Charter School in the Country! CPA has won numerous awards and has been recognized both locally and nationally for it's continued dedication to education the whole person mind body and will for wholeness and fullness of life.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so blessed to be a teacher at this school. I love my job the students I get to work with and my fellow staff members. I feel like we really do make a possitive difference in our students lives and in the community!

  • (6 years ago)

    I like this school! Unlike the other schools every student and teacher are really close with one another. One student I really like is Shenue Yang. He was a great friend that was really friendly. I would recommend this school because of their great academics friendly and family like environment small class sizes and most of all the caring teachers that really care for every students success.

  • (8 years ago)

    I went to CPA ever since I was in 5th grade and out of all the schools that I been to this is the nuber 1 school that teaches great and have the most freidly teachers. Teachers in the school dosn't even seem like teachers everybodies family once you enter. Every mornin I will wake up and look for to go to school cause I know I will learn something new and see the one I love.

  • (9 years ago)

    CPA is a small neighborhood school which embraces each and every student as if everyone was a member of the family. Every student is a valued member of the community and peace making is the atmosphere of the classrooms and hallways. The testing scores are outstanding reflecting the excellant teaching skills as well as the student satifaction. The CPA choir excels beyond any I've heard in a school system. The success of this school is also a reflection of the commitment to parent involvement which is far above the norm. CPA is the equivalent of a tuition free private school and IS the best kept secret in St. Paul.

  • (11 years ago)

    Community of Peace Accademy is an excellent school. Two of my three children attend CPA and they are both very advanced for their ages. My 8 year old second grader is reading at a fifth grade level and my 6 year old kindergardener is well at the top of his class. I would reccomend this school to anyone that is able to enroll their children. Just make sure you start them in Kindergarden for there is quite a long waiting list as they are a National School of Character.

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(based on 11 ratings & reviews)

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