School Details

Middleton Elementary School

9105 Lake Rd, Woodbury, MN 55125
(651) 768-4900
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 791 students 17 students/teacher (MN avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

86%
82%
72%
68%
65%
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
  • South Washington County School Dist average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
71%
60%
60%
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
  • South Washington County School Dist average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

77%
73%
60%
77%
71%
64%
66%
74%
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
  • South Washington County School Dist average
  • Minnesota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Middleton Elementary School is a public elementary school in Woodbury. The principal of Middleton Elementary School is Julie Nielsen, who can be contacted at jnielsen@sowashco.k12.mn.us. 791 students go to Middleton Elementary School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 10% of the 791 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Middleton Elementary School is 17:1. Natural Science Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 72% 74%
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 7%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Asian 12% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 11% 9%
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 10% 19%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wonderful experience at this school for the past 3 years. Principal and teachers are available and involved. Very hands on. Kind. Open to new ideas. Stess education and fitness. Fun learning environment. Clean communication to parents. Kind children. Bullying is dealt with promptly. Parent volunteering options available and encouraged.

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter has been going to Middleton for 2 years now and she loves it. We have seen tremendous improvement in her learning and the teachers are very supportive and kind. The Principal knows 90% of the children by name and there is a very open culture in the school and the school focuses a lot on the reading habits of the children which I think is very good.

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son went to Middleton in 3rd 4th and 5th Grade. No school is perfect but wjile he was there he had some of the kindest most patient and most passionate teachers we have ever met.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a wonderful school with fantastic teachers and a very involved Principal. They promote kindness to one another in everything that they do and do not tolerate bullying. Their teachers are wonderful at tailoring to each student's needs.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am not too pleased with the teachers at Middleton. I have a son in first grade and I feel these teachers are way too impatient. His teachers are complaining because he is not working fast enough. Well all students work at different pace so you cannot expect for all to be the same! There are way too many young teachers at the school that aren't willing to take their time for their students.

  • (5 years ago)

    My family loves Middleton. The office staff are friendly and welcoming. The teachers my son's have are very attune to their student's needs and very responsive to any concerns I have brought to them. The principal is very serious about teaching the students how to get along in a positive manner and concentrates a lot of energy on avoiding bullying. She also spends a lot of time with the students and appears to know them well. All the staff I have encountered at Middleton really show a passion for the students in their school and provide a learning and caring environment.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter attended school at middleton this fall and we are an african american family. This was the worst experience of education that can be offered to an african american student. My daughter is a very beautfiul young lady with many talents however while at middleton she felt as if she was always singled out by the staff. I would not advise sending your child here if you are african american. I am a very involved parent and felt as if my attempts to assist many times were disregarded.

  • (7 years ago)

    Middleton is a great school! My kids just love it. Great teachers great staff. Hi in academics arts to create well rounded kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am so happy that my son is in Middleton. I have never regreted sending him there. I like the class size I appreciate the efforts of the teachers. Above all my son is very happy at the school. Many opportunities have opened up to him since he came to this school - band music student leadership etc. I will rate this school five stars.

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter went to Middleton El. for grades K through 2 the fall of 1999 through the spring of 2002 and we were very pleased with amount of involvement of the staff in my daughter's learning experience. The teachers were very good at catching my daughter's learning problem's early on and were quick to intervene with addition guidance. The only complaint that I had with the school was how unorganized dismissal was. Oftentimes my daughter's bus would leave the school as her class was being dismissed and the times when I would come to pick her up form school I could just go into the school and get her without anyone asking any questions. Overall a very good school and hopefully their security has improved post 9-11.

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