Edina School of the Month: Concord Elementary

Posted by Kris Lindahl on Friday, July 3rd, 2015 at 10:17am.

The award-winning Edina Public Schools, ISD 273, includes a roster of high-performing schools throughout the city. Purchasing a home within the district’s boundaries assures you of owning a home that will maintain its value far better than similar homes in poorer-performing school districts.

This month we take a look at Concord Elementary School, serving 739 students in grades K through 5. The school employs 42 full-time teachers, giving it a student/teacher ratio of 17:1. Only three other schools in the district have better ratios.

Test Scores

Although they are still competitive, since 2011, Concord Elementary School’s third-grade student scores on the reading portion of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments Series III exams have been steadily declining, from 91.2 percent of the students meeting or exceeding the standard to 82.8 percent.

Fifth graders’ scores, on the other hand, show steady improvement (from 74 percent to 88.5 percent), which is wonderful news as these children move on to middle school. This score exceeds that of both the district (80.9) and the state (60.8).

School ratings site GreatSchools.org awards Concord its highest score, 10 out of 10 stars. SchoolDigger.com gives the school five out of a possible five stars, again the highest rating possible.

Student Services and Activities

  • Concord Elementary offers the following student services:
  • English as a second language.
  • Gifted program.
  • Health
  • Learning Support
  • Media center
  • Social worker
  • Transportation

Student activities include:

  • Math Olympiad
  • Concord Cares Club
  • Good Day Concord School News Show (run by staff and 4th and 5th graders)
  • Book Clubs
  • 5th Grade Band
  • 5th Grade Orchestra
  • Concord Choir (grades 3-5)

Homes for Sale Near Concord Elementary

If you’re just moving to Edina and wish to buy a home within walking distance to Concord Elementary, consider looking at those along tree-lined Concord Avenue. The homes here offer a variety of architectural styles of varying vintages.

Concord Elementary is holding its open house on August 27 this year, from 7:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. This is a great opportunity for the kids and parents to meet the teachers, smoothing the transition from the summer break back into the school year.

Concord’s first day of school for grades 1 through 5 is August 31 and Kindergarten students start school on September 1.

You’ll find Concord Elementary School at 5900 Concord Ave South in Edina. Contact the school by calling 952-848-4300.

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