Indian Mounds Elementary School
Indian Mounds Elementary school serves 375 children in grades K through 5. The school offers parents of Kindergarteners a choice of all-day (KinderPlus) or half-day programs.
Indian Mounds’ students scored below proficiency on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) exams. Of course, test scores can never tell the whole story about the quality of a school and parents should consider other information available.
Sixty-nine percent of Indian Mounds’ 4th grade students scored proficient or better in math on the MCA-ll exams. The state average is 75 percent. The school ranks 510th in Minnesota for test scores.
The school earns three out of a possible 10 stars at the school ratings site GreatSchools.org. Parents, however, laud the school’s staff for pulling together in the interests of each child, exemplifying the school’s motto that “It’s all About the Kids.”
Another method of measuring a school’s performance is by seeking out information on recognition and any awards received by the school.
Indian Mounds was named a Minnesota School of Excellence in 2008-09 and its school security program has been nationally recognized.
Curriculum and Additional Features
The student/teacher ratio at Indian Mounds Elementary is 13.6, which is the third best among 10 elementary schools in the Bloomington Public School District.
Indian Mounds Elementary employs specialists to teach music, art, band, orchestra and physical education. The school also features a computer lab as well as technology in individual classrooms. The television production studio is quite popular.
Before and after school programs are available at Indian Mounds for parents who require childcare. Homework help is available as well.
Indian Mounds Elementary School is located at 9801 11th Ave S. in Bloomington. You can reach the school by phone at 952-681-6000.