Educational Institutions

Cedar Riverside Community School

  • Minneapolis, MN
  • www.crcs-school.org

Mission Statement

THE MISSION OFCEDAR RIVERSIDE COMMUNITY SCHOOLIS TO PREPARE CHILDREN TO BECOME KNOWLEDGEBLE, RESPONSIBLE AND SERVICE-MINDED CITIZENS THE ACADEMIC PROGRAM, IN COLLABORATION WITH NEIGHBORHOOD NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, IS DESIGNED WITH THIS END IN MIND TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS, OURCURRICULUM ANDSTRATGIESHAVE EVOLVEDTHROUGHTHE YEARSTO PROVIDETHESTUDENTS WITH A FIRST CLASS EDUCATION AND HAS ESSENTIALLY BECOME A LIMITED ENGLISH PROGRAM

Main Programs

  1. PreK-8 Education

ruling year

1994

Executive Director since 2012

Self-reported

Mr. Walter J. Stull

Keywords

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Experiential Education

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Also Known As

CRCS

EIN

41-1748473

 Number

4227627545

Physical Address

1610 South 6th Street, Suite 100

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

Elementary, Secondary Ed (B20)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Cedar Riverside Community School serves a population where 99% live in poverty and where over 90% English is a second or third language. This year we were recognized as a school "Beating the Odds" which means we are a school with at least 85% poverty with the highest proficiency on state test scores.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

PreK-8 Education

Cedar Riverside Community School is a very unique educational institution. Located in the Riverside Plaza complex, it is truly a community school, a neighborhood school. For the students living at Riverside Plaza there is no waiting for buses…students take the elevator down to the Plaza and walk to school.

Cedar Riverside Community School has a highly skilled, qualified, and dedicated staff including teachers, aides, support staff, and administration. Our commitment to our students is to not only prepare them for high school, but to prepare them for post-secondary education. Whether it is college, vocational school, or training for a specific career our students are being prepared for an ever changing world.

Cedar Riverside Community School builds relationships with our students, families, and the greater community. We welcome parents and community members in the school. We are proud to share the learning that occurs here. We set high expectations for our students and hold them to the highest standards of behavior and academic performance. As an indication of our success, our Multiple Measurement Rating (MMR), the score currently used by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) to determine success based on Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores, increased over 30% from the 2011-2012 school year to the 2012-13 school year. Our current MMR rating is just under 50% and our current goal for this year is to increase that to 60%. We improved most in closing the achievement gap and individual growth.

Category

Elementary & Secondary Education

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

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None

Budget

$2,463,152.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The State of Minnesota uses the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) to determine a school's success in reading and math. Cedar Riverside Community School is ranked in the middle of the rating scale at just under 50%. The goal for the 2013-14 school year is to raise that to 60%.
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  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    First and foremost we have very high expectations of our teachers and staff which translates to very high expectations for our students. We have aligned our new math curriculum to the state standards and will be aligning our reading to the new state standards during the summer of 2014. We are identifying our gifted and talented students to provide them with enrichment beyond what is taught in the classroom. We have implemented Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) to reduce behavior issues in the classroom that takes away from learning. All teachers and teaching assistants are ENVoY trained providing exceptional classroom management necessary for a maximum of learning to occur. We are education our parents on the importance of their involvement in their children's education.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Not available.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Indicators will include the number of students who test proficient in math and reading on state tests and the rating the school receives based on state tests. We will also track our success using NWEA-MAP tests.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    Not available.

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Financials

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Cedar Riverside Community School
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Cedar Riverside Community School

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mr. Walter J. Stull

BIO

Mr. Stull is an educator and businessman. He taught secondary mathematics for 11 years and has been executive director of two charter schools for a total of eight years. He had a career in business for twenty-five years as an instructional designer, technical trainer, sales person, marketeer, and president or COO of two high tech companies. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska, an MBA from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN, and a superintendent license from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Malcolm Currie

Cedar Riverside Community School

Term: Oct 2013 - Oct 2015

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?