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Scott Highlands Middle School

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Posted September 7, 2013

SHMS appears to have great resources available. My child just started attending this school last week and I was surprised to find in her school view account that she already has one tardy for getting to a math class late on the second day of class! She's still trying to adjust to the changes from elementary to middle school especially getting to different classes within a short notice. Newcomers beware.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

The support staff at SHMS is great. I have two kids currently going there. One of my children need special ed and the teachers in special ed actually care about the kids. The online access to grades is a great tool. The majority of the teachers are good at getting the grades in each day. The Moodle page is new and supposed to help us as parents know what our kids are learning so we can help with homework. Not all teachers know how this works so not all of them are using it yet. Mr. Wilharbur said we will be seeing the teachers using it regularly in the 2014 school year. I have lived in this area the majority of my life. Scott Highlands has continued to stay on the cutting edge of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

Scott Highlands was the best 3 years of my life! The teachers are amazing, and the students are all very kind. There was never fights or arguments and bullying was not present in the hallways. I got the best education a kid of my knowledge could recieve. I am so proud to be a Scott Highlands citizen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2006

They offer pre-AP Science, Accelerated Math, and a ton of extra-curricular activities. The new principal is very flexible and approachable, and I feel that despite it being a huge school, it has a 'small school' feeling. My child is happy, so I'm happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2005

Scott highlands is a great school! awesome music and art programs. some teachers are ok but the rest are great. the lunch money is to high though.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

284 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

274 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
78%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

236 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
85%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

267 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
42%
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%
Female88%
Male74%
Black65%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities49%
Students without disabilities87%
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 Students83%
Female87%
Male79%
Black63%
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant83%
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 Students78%
Female83%
Male74%
Black62%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Non-migrant78%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students60%
Female64%
Male55%
Black31%
Asian70%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students64%
Female75%
Male54%
Black31%
Asian65%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant64%
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 Students60%
Female56%
Male64%
Black32%
Asian80%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%

Reading

All Students63%
Female68%
Male58%
Black43%
Asian76%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Economically non-disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities34%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students59%
Female60%
Male58%
Black33%
Asian67%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students69%
Female74%
Male63%
Black45%
Asian75%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant69%

Science

All Students48%
Female47%
Male48%
Black17%
Asian48%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant48%
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 74% 73%
Black 9% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 23%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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