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Cottage Grove Middle School

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Posted July 17, 2009

I love this school. The teachers are the best. They are all very funny. The teachers are always available for extra help and do their best to help you succed. Cgjh also has tons of extra activities. I'm going to miss cgjh when i leave at the end of next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 18, 2008

Almost all of the staff are always kind and helping. All of the teachers I've had are amazing, and I love attending CGJH.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2008

My daughter says the people are nice and the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

I love this school because I have made tons of new friends. Also the teachers are fun and nice also! I liked going to Valley Fair and hope they do it next year. Thanks for reading my review.


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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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

354 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

382 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

331 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

342 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
59%

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 Students83%
Female84%
Male82%
Black79%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners54%
Proficient in English85%
Not migrant83%
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%
Female84%
Male79%
Black77%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners56%
Proficient in English83%
Not 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

Reading

All Students79%
Female80%
Male78%
Black58%
Hispanic76%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners73%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
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.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

359 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

396 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
52%
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 Students67%
Female70%
Male65%
Black65%
Asian57%
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners36%
Proficient in English69%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students66%
Female76%
Male57%
Black42%
Asian61%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English69%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant66%
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 Students71%
Female64%
Male78%
Black59%
Asian71%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students63%
Female65%
Male60%
Black39%
Asian60%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant63%
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 Students75%
Female75%
Male75%
Black67%
Asian63%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners31%
Proficient in English77%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students66%
Female69%
Male62%
Black47%
Asian52%
Hispanic48%
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities28%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English67%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students53%
Female46%
Male59%
Black37%
Asian38%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learners13%
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant53%
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 74% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 7% 9%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 22%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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9775 Indian Blvd South
Cottage Grove, MN 55016
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Phone: (651) 768-6800

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