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Anoka Middle School For The Arts

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Posted October 11, 2011

First thing first, this school is huge. Due to budget cuts, two years ago, Fred Moore abd Sandberg merged into one school. The Dandverg building is over 100 years old, therefore has high upkeep costs. So they shut it down and moved all the students to Fred Moore. But there's no eay they could all fit into that building. So they shut down a local elementary school, (Wahington) and put all yhe sixth graders there. Both campuses are extremely overcrowded. The staff is nice, but it's hard to attention from them. And our new mascot is really lame. We're the cyclones, while anoka high is the tornadoes. It is an arts school, so why can't the administrators have a little creativity? Yeah, the whole arts thing is great, but taking one drawing class isn't going to turn me into an artist. And theater? Give me break. I gave up trying to get into a play after my fourth audition. And I did pretty good. So unless your child has tons of experience and a deep passion for theater, don't expext anything. The whole system is just really messed up.


Posted October 30, 2009

Fred Moore is awesome we are a center for the arts !!!And That is Unique.We also have Great teachers I love Fred Moore
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 12, 2009

I like Fred Moore it gives me a chance to show my skills in the performing arts.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2008

I comes home so happy and I am so in shape!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2007

FMMS Center for the Arts has appeared to be a success in consideration of the transition to an Arts focused public institution. The academic performance hasn't suffered and the arts are guiding the students to a new level of cooperative learning. I think that it is a model for the future of education. The correlation of the mixed curriculum is encouraging and my wife and I support every effort they make to bring their issues and successes to the community. Kudos to District 11 for making this move!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

This school is Awesome! The teachers and principal were very supportive of my daughter this past year. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2010.

326 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

571 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

341 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

600 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

319 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

610 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

639 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
55%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students81%
Female84%
Male77%
Black75%
Hispanic61%
Native American60%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Non-migrant81%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students75%
Female79%
Male71%
Black86%
Hispanic75%
Native American30%
White75%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Economically non-disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant75%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students76%
Female78%
Male74%
Black51%
Hispanicn/a
Native American65%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

600 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

595 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

587 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

585 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

588 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

602 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

611 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Female56%
Male61%
Black52%
Asian52%
Hispanic50%
Native American58%
White59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities61%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students67%
Female71%
Male62%
Black57%
Asian63%
Hispanic64%
Native American73%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English67%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Black46%
Asian64%
Hispanic40%
Native American62%
White57%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant56%

Reading

All Students62%
Female67%
Male55%
Black50%
Asian57%
Hispanic53%
Native American50%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant62%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female53%
Male53%
Black43%
Asian73%
Hispanic39%
Native American18%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students53%
Female60%
Male47%
Black50%
Asian67%
Hispanic46%
Native American18%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Science

All Students72%
Female72%
Male73%
Black57%
Asian88%
Hispanic62%
Native American27%
White74%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Non-migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 86% 73%
Black 6% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1523 5th Ave South
Anoka, MN 55303
Phone: (763) 506-5000

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