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Ellis Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 868 students

 
 

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Posted April 9, 2013

Would be nice to see a picture of exterior and interior of the school on this site.


Posted December 24, 2008

In response to the disgruntled teenager review... In the '08-'09 school year my observations are this: Announced at the holiday music concert - 500+ students (out of 900) are participating in the music programs. All three music offerings, choir, band, orchestra are very large groups. It is a tight squeeze to fit 6th grade groups on the stage. I haven't observed the other grade levels but to reach the announced participation numbers they too must be good-sized groups. I am aware of a former teacher that was dismissed from teaching duties for his behavior in the classroom. Current teachers seem to have a good overall relationship with their students. Students seem pleased to participate and from the quality of the holiday concert that I watched the teachers have high expectations that the students strive to meet. Jazz band is also offered. Educational offerings at ability levels are very good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

I disagree. I think this is a fine school, the teachers are very helpful when working with parents--they make it a point to explain things fully and it seems that they are geniunely interested in the welfare of out sons and daughters. Also, my son has found the academics to be challenging since me and his teacher sat down and dicussed his personal needs (he's a fast learner). The plays are always delightful and we look forward to each spring! Ellis is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2005

This is the worst school in Minnesota. Availability of music is almost none. The teachers curse and scream. And the food prices are unreasonably high. The building is unsanitary.
—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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

292 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

295 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

285 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
38%
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 Students65%
Female71%
Male58%
Black34%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant65%
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 Students68%
Female73%
Male63%
Black40%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant67%
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 Students62%
Female65%
Male59%
Black40%
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners6%
Proficient in English66%
Non-migrant62%
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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

300 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%
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 Students46%
Female49%
Male44%
Black26%
Asian46%
Hispanic21%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English52%
Non-migrant46%

Reading

All Students44%
Female45%
Male42%
Black30%
Asian31%
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English50%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant44%
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 Students48%
Female51%
Male46%
Black20%
Asian46%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant48%

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
Black20%
Asian23%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities5%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant45%
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 Students52%
Female61%
Male44%
Black39%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant52%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male44%
Black22%
Asiann/a
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant50%

Science

All Students34%
Female33%
Male36%
Black11%
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Economically non-disadvantaged51%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant34%
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 71% 74%
Hispanic 19% 7%
Black 4% 9%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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