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Nicollet Junior High School

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4 stars

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Posted March 7, 2014

This school is not a good school. It has progressed to a school where teachers look the other way and bullying is common on a daily basis. Although it is too late now, I wish that I had sent my children to a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2013

Its a safe school to go to for your kids. There is a police officer asigned to the school. Any problems students can see the police officer for help from other students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

Students go by the slogan FIRE: Focus, Integrity, responsibility and excellence. I witnessed teachers and students here go above and beyond, if your kids are well behave and hard working, this is the best school that you can ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

We found our experience at this school to be frustrating at best. If your child needs individual attention in order to succeed, this is NOT the school for them. They have limited thinking and will not try things that are not already in place. We experienced theft that went uninvestigated. We experienced teachers that did NOT communicate with parents, even when asked. I would have an extremely difficult time recommending this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

You have an outstanding school and staff. Your principal is excellent and the assistant principal should be our governor. TREMENDOUS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

This is very good school. The school has best teachers and principal. Polices officers who protects the students from bully. Hayow Burnsville, Mn 55337
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2007

I was a student very recently at Nicollet. I was there in 04-05, 05-06, & 06-07. We had some of the best teachers ever at this school. They helped, taught well, and we had a lot of fun in our classes too. We had many people who tried to keep us teenagers under control too, including a police officer who was always around. There were also plenty of activities to be involved in. I liked my three years at Nicollet, and I'm going to miss it.
—Submitted by a former student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
54%
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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

207 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

238 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
37%

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 Students64%
Female69%
Male59%
Black52%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners28%
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant64%
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 Students52%
Female62%
Male43%
Black29%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Economically non-disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English55%
Non-migrant52%
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 56% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

198 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
31%
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 Students41%
Female41%
Male40%
Black18%
Asian56%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant41%

Reading

All Students43%
Female51%
Male35%
Black29%
Asian44%
Hispanic28%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities27%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learners14%
Proficient in English46%
Non-migrant43%
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 Students39%
Female39%
Male38%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanic22%
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English39%
Non-migrant39%

Reading

All Students34%
Female44%
Male26%
Black24%
Asiann/a
Hispanic14%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Economically non-disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English36%
Non-migrant34%

Science

All Students32%
Female32%
Male32%
Black19%
Asiann/a
Hispanic8%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Economically non-disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities6%
Students without disabilities37%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English33%
Non-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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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 Students85%
Female93%
Male79%
Black77%
Asian100%
Hispanic74%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Economically non-disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Non-migrant85%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 59% 73%
Black 19% 9%
Hispanic 11% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 6%
Two or more races 4% 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 42%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Burnsville, MN 55337
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