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Big Lake Middle School

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Posted September 23, 2011

This is my secound year at Big Lake Middle School. I believe that it is filled with wonderful staff and teachers. The lessons are fun, and you learn a lot from them also. I feel like it is a safe environment, I always have somebody to talk to when I need help. It is a great place to try new things, and be yourself. The new principals have a great way of directing things. They are really nice but, in order for them to be good to you. You have to respect the rules and policies. It is the Hornet Way.


Posted February 3, 2009

I think big lake middle school is the best school in the world after seeing the monticello, becker, elk river, coon rapids, and minneapolis schools, since i lived all those places, plus russia, china, india, brazil, italy, and big lake is the very best so far.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

I'm excited for my daughter, as she previously struggled in another school district. She loves it here and teachers make these kids accountable for the good stuff and the bad. Thank you for teaching, because it shows that you care about your students. Keep up the good work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I feel this school does an excellent job of doing the best they can with the resources they have. They really have what is best for the students in mind.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 24, 2007

This a great school. There is a awesome environment , tremendous teachers, and also great students. Every one is so nice and great parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

I would love to see more parent involvment oppourtunities to be involved in. There is just not enough discipline to make it a friendly learning environment to help those who get distrated easily.
—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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

267 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
67%

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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
64%

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 59% in 2010.

233 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

234 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

271 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
42%

2010

 
 
43%
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 Students75%
Female81%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%
Not 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 Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant74%
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 Students70%
Female73%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant70%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

264 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%
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 Students54%
Female55%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant55%
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%
Female49%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students57%
Female62%
Male51%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities11%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%
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 Students57%
Female54%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Not migrant57%

Reading

All Students51%
Female54%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%

Science

All Students40%
Female34%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic15%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant40%
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 89% 73%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Black 3% 9%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 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 30%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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601 Minnesota Ave
Big Lake, MN 55309
Phone: (763) 262-2567

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