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Blooming Prairie Secondary

Public | 7-12 | 330 students

 
 

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Posted October 26, 2008

I feel our high school teachers need to keep in mind that the grades all there students are getting is a reflection of them. Therefor if a student is failing maybe the teacher should take some extra time to try to grab this childs attention about the subject at hand. Each student leans differently. This would be true for a student getting C's or even a D. The teacher teach the same subject year in and year out you got to remember what it is like to be all new to you. I feel the teachers dont take on the students they have each year as a challenge they are there just to collect there nice paycheck. Also, the schools pass judgement onto the kids if there parent went to school in this district of family (meaning uncles, aunts) stop judging people for there family. I does happen in BP!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2008

First of all to the person or person who slandered teachers in Blooming Prairie High - you should be ashamed of yourself. Learning takes a community of people. The student, the parents, the teacher, the grandparents, and the list can go on and on. Secondly, get your facts straight. Teachers spend countless hours preparing every year so that students can have success in school. They don't just show up to collect a paycheck. If you know anything about what is going on in our school district you will notice how many of our teachers are designing curriculum to meet the individual needs of our students. (It is called differientiated instruction) And finally, if you want to complain about our schools go to the source. Talk to the teacher or individuals about your concerns. Complaining on a blog certainly won't accomplish anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2008

Excellent school. Prepares students very well for college. Many college level classes. Newly remodeled science rooms, media center, and computer rooms are state of the art. This school is consistently ranked in the top 10 schools in the state based on how many students need remedial classes once they go to college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

This district goes above and beyond the standard 'required' education. It has a nonprofit organization that works in conjunction with teachers and administrators to present 'an extraordinary education.' On a personal level, my son was diagnosed with a nonverbal learning disability in 6th grade. Throughout his entire high school years, without a formal '504' plan, the administration, teachers and staff went above and beyond to treat him fairly, communicate with me as a parent, and preserve his self esteem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

Great school, rated one of the best in MN, small school, small classes, yet some of the top students and athletes in the Midwest come out of here. The student to teacher ratio cannot be beat, and the sports program is unstoppable. If you want your child to excel in the world and have the best education available for a public school, this is definitely the way to go!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 19, 2005

Lots of chances for students to participate in extra-curriculars. Well-behaved student body. Dozens of electives including college credit courses and AP classes.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 64% in 2010.

70 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

59 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
70%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
39%
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

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
84%
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 52% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
40%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
58%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

50 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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
30%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

61 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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
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

All Students62%
Female53%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant62%

Reading

All Students50%
Female56%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not 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 Students61%
Female63%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students45%
Female50%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students32%
Female22%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant32%
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

Reading

All Students54%
Female46%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not 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

Science

All Students49%
Female46%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant49%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

44 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
85%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 66% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
60%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Writing

All Students81%
Female86%
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant80%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 Students66%
Female59%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II Graduation-Required Assessments for Diploma (MCA-II/GRAD) to test students in grade 9 in writing and 11 in math. The MCA-II/GRAD is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. Students must pass the MCA-II/GRAD in order to graduate from high school. 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 Students47%
Female32%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant47%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 73%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 22%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Blooming Prairie, MN 55917
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