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Blue Earth Area Middle School

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Posted January 9, 2012

I have had teachers say things to my student that should and would get most employees fired with no reprimand.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Small town school with friendly staff willing to go that extra mile for the kids
—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.

91 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

92 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%

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 64% in 2010.

87 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
63%
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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

92 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
57%
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 Students74%
Female84%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-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 Students67%
Female71%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
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 Students74%
Female73%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

81 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
29%
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 Students43%
Female38%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students56%
Female62%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant56%
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 Students30%
Female28%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic17%
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Economically non-disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English31%
Non-migrant31%

Reading

All Students35%
Female39%
Male31%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant35%
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%
Female65%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant53%

Reading

All Students44%
Female55%
Male33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Economically non-disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Non-migrant44%

Science

All Students51%
Female53%
Male49%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Economically non-disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Non-migrant51%
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 88% 73%
Hispanic 9% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 49%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Melissa Mcguire
Fax number
  • (507) 526-2432

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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315 East 6th St
Blue Earth, MN 56013
Phone: (507) 526-3115

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