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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

 

Greetings,

Summer is a wonderful time to explore some of the many opportunities here in the Twin Cities!

During the summer month, I want to encourage students to read and enjoy books that they choose.  The Brooklyn Park Library is open to the public and is a great way to select books to read.  While students should read to themselves, reading to a child is also very beneficial.  Kids learn new vocabulary, develop background knowledge, and realize that reading is and should be enjoyable.  When reading to a child, you do not need to ‘force’ them to read, just enjoy reading to them.  During the summer, you could take a picnic to a park, take some books, and also play on the equipment or take a ball to play with in the park.

For those of you who are new to Park Brook, we are a school with a Focus on Fitness initiative to increase academic growth, positive behaviors, and at the same time increase physical health.  This initiative is based upon research.  To prepare students for learning, we do encourage students to get at least 60 minutes of exercise every day.  There are many places in the Twin Cities to visit to get exercise and have new experiences.

The summer is also a great time to learn in new ways.  Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis has a beautiful wild flower garden, Eloise Butler Gardens, which is fun to explore.  In Wirth Park there is also a beach with a lifeguard on duty June – August 18, from 1:00 until 7:00 p.m.  The Eloise Butler Garden is close to the swim beach in Wirth Park, and details can be found by Googling Eloise Butler Garden or the swim beach in Wirth Park.

Another place that is fun to take kids is to the Coon Rapids Dam, which can be accessed from the Brooklyn Park side of the Mississippi River.

The Twin Cities has many great places to visit as a family, that are free.  While I encourage reading, being outside to get exercise, and seeing new places, I also find it essential for students to spend time with their family. 

I will be returning to school full-time on Monday, August 5.  During the month of July, I do check my emails, but perhaps not every day.

I look forward to greeting families at our Open House on Wednesday, August 28 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., and welcoming students back to school on Tuesday, September 3.

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