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Westwood Middle School

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3 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted March 27, 2014

Poor teaching, no followup with parents. Lots of bullying with no consequences. Very unhappy with this school, especially that they allow bullying.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2013

We moved to this school district when my children were in 6th and 8th grades. They are receiving a high quality education and had to sprint to catch up from their previous district. There are lots of honors and advanced opportunities, tons of clubs and ways to be involved. The staff is very good as are the teachers. There are problems, but none that I haven't heard of or experienced in other schools. The key is staying involved and keeping the conversation open with your children. I would recommend this district highly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 20, 2013

My child was bullied, threatened, physically hurt and went through a lot of emotional abuse. The school did little to deal with any of this. We had to pull her out of the school and open enroll her into a different district. Now she is doing great and has had no more issues. I should have never let her stay in Westwood for as long as I did. I will never send another one of my children to this school!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2011

I think people are forgetting this school was ranked 6 of 10 in the state. Not to bad. I think the teachers are great. Counsling staff is great as well. All schools will have bad seeds, pregnant teens, bullies etc. It is the way of the world. I have a child who goes there and two of her cousins. They are receiving a good education compared to some schools. My Brothers daughter transferred to another school and was way ahead of all the other students. So maybe those parents who are complaining should take a good look at themselves and their children before complaining.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2011

As a close relative of a student here, I have heard many complaints. She is picked on, hurt (emotionally and physically), and does not enjoy her learning experience. Do not make the mistake her parents have. This school has too many awful influences including pre-teenage pregnancies and drug use.


Posted April 9, 2011

I don't believe that WWMS is a good school. As a parent, I have found that many of the staff turn a deaf ear to the concerns of the parents and the students. The school staff seem to want to place the students into pre-determined classes. If your student doesn't fit the mold, forget it! Some of the teachers get irritated if they have to fit the class around the needs of the student. Many of the classes utilize groups and huge projects to teach the students. The students correct and critique each others work. Its like the blind leading the blind and if you have very little money Lord help you. The school depends a lot on the computer/internet for communication and work. The idea at WWMS is that your child should get very little homework. As a parent I've spent more time teaching my child what she should've learned at school in the first place. It's much more time consuming than homework could ever be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2010

Actually this school is a great school. The problems with it is the same problems that all middle schools have but the staff is great and the principal is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

this school has many issues that need to be addressed. the teachers like to pick on certain kids.they dont listen to what the parents and students concerns are and if i had it my way my kids would go to a different school. i am soooo tired of my kids being treated the way they have. i made a complaint to kare11
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2006

As a student here at WWMS, I do not like this school as much as I thought I would. Since the former principal has retired, the new one is not very good, and changed a lot of things about the school.
—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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

228 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

247 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

307 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
44%
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 Students82%
Female85%
Male80%
Black77%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners29%
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students86%
Female90%
Male83%
Black61%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learners26%
Proficient in English92%
Non-migrant86%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Black79%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English87%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

348 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students51%
Female53%
Male48%
Black31%
Asian68%
Hispanic25%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant51%

Reading

All Students54%
Female59%
Male48%
Black30%
Asian53%
Hispanic34%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English58%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant54%
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 Students50%
Female51%
Male49%
Black28%
Asian69%
Hispanic27%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learners21%
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant50%

Reading

All Students50%
Female54%
Male45%
Black36%
Asian43%
Hispanic32%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Economically non-disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant50%
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 Students54%
Female58%
Male50%
Black26%
Asian71%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English56%
Non-migrant54%

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male53%
Black34%
Asian63%
Hispanic30%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant58%

Science

All Students46%
Female43%
Male48%
Black24%
Asian45%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English48%
Non-migrant46%
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 66% 73%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
Black 7% 9%
Two or more races 6% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 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 35%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Blaine, MN 55434
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