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Mr. Taylor

Mission Bay High, San Diego, California

Bachelor of Science in History/Education, Northern Arizona University

Master of Science in Special Education, St. Cloud State University

Administration Licensure, St. Mary's University

Awards & Recognitions

2013—Park Brook Elementary, Celebration School, Minnesota Department of Education

2014—Health and Fitness Advocacy Award—Minnesota Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

2015—Educator Award of Excellence—The Loppet Foundation

2016—Mary O’Neill Determination Award—Twin Cities in Motion

 

Dear Park Brook Families,

I am thrilled to see the snow as I look out my window!  A few weeks ago students in grades 3, 4 and 5 began cross-country skiing with The Loppet Foundation.  As you are most likely aware, I believe fitness is crucial for my students success, and I want my students to have a variety of experiences and opportunities.  The students will be skiing every Tuesday through the end of January.  On Saturday,  February 2, students in grades 3, 4 and 5 will have the opportunity to participate in the Minne-Loppet and Luminary Loppet. The Minne-Loppet is a non-competitive cross-country ski race, and the Luminary Loppet is a spectacular event where we will snow shoe around thousands of ice luminaries, watch fire dancers, enjoy hot chocolate, and so on. 

Students in younger grades, pre-K – 2nd, will have the opportunity to go to an indoor fun run at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, February 2.

Without a doubt, I want to have some of the strongest growth in reading and math in our district.  I want our students to succeed and be prepared for their future.  I believe that new experiences are most essential to preparing students for their future.

During recess, students have the opportunity to go to the C-3 Lab.  All students have the opportunity, but only a few each day.  The purpose is to provide a place for students to create and to build using their imagination.  I am excited about plans we have for January as we will be moving the C-3 Lab outside to build ice sculptures and so on.  Some schools have Maker Spaces, we just call it the C-3 Lab.

Woodworking has begun!  Mr. Paul Strand, a retired teacher from our district, spends a considerable amount of time with our students, and is most appreciated by our staff.  He brings tools, wood, and so on, so that all of our students have an opportunity to be in the woodshop.

I believe that our brains are similar to the muscles in our bodies.  If you want to be physically strong, you must work all of your muscles, not just your biceps.  If you want your brain to be strong, we must give our brains opportunities to experience and learn in a multitude of ways, not just reading and math.  While I believe in providing a multitude of ways for my students to learn, I never stray for reviewing an ensuring that students are growing in the math and reading skills.

Here for Your Children,

Mr. Scott Taylor

 

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Academic Growth

2016-2017

Math:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in math on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal of all schools,

*Highest percentage when looking at only Title I Schools,

*3rd grade had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their goal,

*Hispanic students had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*EL students had the second highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Special education students had the 3rd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches had the highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth.

Reading:  Percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth in reading on the MAP compared to other schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

*Tied for 6th highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth; highest percentage when looking only at Title I Schools,

*5th grade tied for 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Black students had the 2nd highest percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth,

*Students qualifying for free/reduced lunches tied for the highest growth with another school,

*Tied for fifth-highest percentile change.

During the 2015-2016 school year, according to the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments (MCA) and the data from the Minnesota Department of Education:

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook ranked 22 out of the 25 for academic growth rate.  (1 being the lowest growth, and 25 being the highest growth),

*Out of 25 schools in the Osseo Area Schools, Park Brook had the highest growth rate for closing the academic achievement gap,

*86% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in math,

*83% of Park Brook Elementary students ranked in the high growth rate in reading.

During the 2014-2015 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs, 3rd and 6th grades;

#2 in reading for all students;

#2 in math for students beginning in lowest quartile;

#3 in math for Black students;

#3 in reading for students beginning in highest quartile;

#4 in math for 3rd grade;

#5 in math for all students.

During the 2013-2014 school year, the percentage of students meeting or exceeding their expected growth at Park Brook compared to the other 17 elementary schools in the Osseo Area Schools:

#1 in reading for EL students in schools that have EL programs;

#2 in reading for all students, Hispanic students, and grades 4 and 5;

#2 in math  for grade 3;

#3 in reading for grade 3;

#4 in math for Hispanic and White students.

Among all elementary schools in the district, Park Brook ranked among the highest in the percent of students who met academic growth goals in 2012-2013:

#1 in reading and #1 in math (grade 5);

#1 in reading and #2 in math (grade 6);

#2 in reading (all students);

#2 in reading (special education students);

#3 in math (all students).

During the 2011-12 school year, Park Brook posted the highest academic growth rate in reading for English Language Learners, sixth-graders, and students receiving free or reduced lunches.

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School Info

Park Brook Elementary
7400 Hampshire Ave N
Brooklyn Park MN 55428
Map

School Hours
8:50 am - 3:20 pm
Office Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm

 

Phone & Fax

School Office
763-561-6870
Attendance
763-549-2408

General Fax 
763-549-2410

School Leadership

Principal
Scott Taylor