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Caledonia Middle School

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Posted July 16, 2004

Most teachers in Caledonia are excellent, and the administration retains an interest in the students such as you'd expect in a small town. Mostly though, I want to comment on the one negative review about the Caledonia schools that exists at this site. While it is quite apparent that the reviewer has an axe to grind--perhaps the problem has some basis in fact; perhaps it does not--I am compelled to respond to the assertion that there isn't a broad enough array of activities available to the students. Specifically, there is a lament that there is no golf. Caledonia has had the most successful girls' Class A golf team in Minnesota over the past twenty years, and routinely fields an exceptional boys' team as well. This fact alone seriously undermines this strange and vituperrious review!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

Caledonia HS/MS is a great place for students to learn. The teachers are top notch and have been helpful to us in every way possible. I always have engaging conversations at conferences and the teachers and administrative staff communicate via phone, letters and email. Our sports teams are always competitive at all levels including several state championships in girl s golf. Caledonia has a great new computer lab (CLS) that I can't keep my sixth grader out of. It is one of only three in the entire state and we are very fortunate to have it here in our district. Parent and community involvement is also a plus for this district. Add to this a newly remodeled Elementary school and a brand new HS/MS and you have all the makings of a great school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2004

This school has horrible Special Education Teachers and classes. This school lacks profesionalism. Teachers lack knowledge in disibilities and have horrible comunication skills. Not enough after school programs. This school also does not have enough physical activities for children to join. I would like tto see Tennis or golf not just the manly things that glorify the Schools image. I really do not like this school! This school also has serious problems with verbal abuse among students. I wish there was an alternative school!
—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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

48 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

42 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

51 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
45%
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 Students77%
Female83%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant77%
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 Students88%
Female72%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant88%
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 Students69%
Female77%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant69%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

40 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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

51 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 59% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
41%
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 Students34%
Female31%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English34%
Non-migrant34%

Reading

All Students55%
Female56%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-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 Students45%
Female38%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White48%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Economically non-disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Non-migrant45%

Reading

All Students55%
Female66%
Male41%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Non-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 Students80%
Female71%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students68%
Female67%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Economically non-disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant68%

Science

All Students60%
Female33%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Non-migrant60%
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 94% 73%
Black 4% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Hispanic 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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 33%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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825 North Warrior Ave
Caledonia, MN 55921
Phone: (507) 725-3316

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