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Harbor City International Charter School

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $174,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $690.

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Posted September 3, 2013

In reply to the comment made in 2004, The school at the that time was meant to focus on the individual students interests, if the student was not prepared to take a large amount of responsibility they then should have definitely transferred to another school. The school received a new director about 4 years ago and has changed the focus some what to that of college prep that still focuses on the arts.


Posted October 19, 2008

HCIS requires students to work within Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems. This has everything to do with exposing students to a variety of systems and nothing to do with budgetary constraints. Today's 'industry standard' may change.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 2, 2005

In this, unlike the other statement, what you see is what you get, and so much more. The academic programs force the student to get involved and take responsibility for their own actions. There are many music programs to choose from and an overwhelming ammount of clubs and activties that students create themselves. Parents are free to communicate with the basecamp teacher (and any other teacher) whenever they would like, and there is also an online program to check your child's grades and contact the teachers. The technology and environment here is truly astounding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2004

On the outside it looks to be a great school. Terrific sales pitch, but as an educator and a parent of a student that attends Harbor City, I can attest that looks can be deceiving. The curriculum is spotty at best, and parent/teacher communication is frighteningly lacking. At the moment I am suspecting that the school is having financial difficulty as the school is switching from using Microsoft xp and Microsoft Office, the industry standard, to Linux operating system and a free-ware office program for kids to do homework on. The school seemed like a great idea at the time, but now we are exploring East HS, and others.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
51%
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%
Female83%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities73%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Not 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

Math

All Students58%
Female56%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

51 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
84%

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 52% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
42%
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 62% in 2013.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
n/a
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

All Students74%
Female70%
Male79%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant74%
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 Students56%
Female56%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not 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 Students51%
Female52%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Not migrant51%
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 87% 73%
Two or more races 5% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Black 2% 9%
Hispanic 2% 7%
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 41%N/A37%
Female 55%N/A49%
Male 45%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • John Haire
Fax number
  • (218) 625-6068

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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332 West Michigan St
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Duluth, MN 55802
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