About This School
Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Kaleidoscope Charter School's test results to learn more about school performance.
In 2011, Kaleidoscope Charter School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Minnesota average is 16 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Kaleidoscope Charter School Reviews
My family has attended Kaleidoscope Charter School since 2004 when it opened. We had been satisfied with the management of the school, curriculum, and communication initially. However, the last 3 school years have been very difficult for the school. The leadership seems to lack the necessary skills to run the school. They lost several upper classmen this past year and have still not addressed the main problems - low science scores, no consistency between teachers/grades, and a principal who has poor communication skills. Whenever concerns are brought to the principal or office staff, they are met with unprofessional responses. It saddens us to see such a good school continue to slide backwards rather than push ahead and improve itself.