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Dakota Hills Middle School

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Posted October 8, 2011

I would not really recommend this school for several reasons, the social aspect with the students is hyper cliquey, and even still is in 8th grade, I am disappointed with how infrequently schoolview is updated, and some of the teachers are..... meh. Some however are excellent, the office is good, the band is good, and plenty of extracurricular activities. For the above reasons, I would give this school 6.5 out of ten, or 3 out of 5, this is for the above reasons, and because the social aspect is like olord of the flies. Bullying is also for the most part ignored. This is an 8th grader who attends this school.


Posted August 9, 2010

I am a student at this school. I am going into my second year. This is a very good school. Good teachers and a higher than normal budget. Although it does have it's flaws. For one thing they ignore bullying. Also some teachers are pushy and aggressive. Overall it's a very nice school.


Posted May 3, 2009

I love this school it has many new ideas that are great for me. And Im a student i go there everyday and i love it!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2009

Its totally awesome! i am very proud to represent it! the teachers connect with the students and even for people with small attention spans, class is a blast! i got student of the month and i love DHMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2008

It's a pretty good school, some weird teacher choices though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2008

Excellent school with great teachers and extra-curricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2007

the teachers are the funnist i ever had and the student teach r fun ! the field trips are intesting and fun and cost20.00 buck and its relly easy the lear.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2007

We moved our child from a private Catholic School in Eagan to Dakota Hills Middle School in sixth grade. It's unbelievable how well she has adjusted socially, the quality of the teachers and education; and the respect shown by students attending this school. For some odd reason my husband and I both thought student behavior, manners and overall courtesy would be an issue in a public school. Boy, were we wrong! Parents in Eagan who fail to take advantage of our excellent public middle schools would be heartsick to know what their child is missing out on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2007

This school was great for my child. She enjoyed it very much and felt that the school year could'nt of gone any better. Thanks Dakota Hills Middle School!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

Its a really great school. They are connected to the high school and have very high technology. They are one of the top ten high schools in the country based on technology.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2006

DHMS is a fantastic school. The teachers are exceptional and easy to access via email, telephone, or in person. The staff are friendly and the new principal is fabulous. He is amazing in his ability to really listen to the parents and his caring and patience with the kids is wonderful. This is a school where there is zero tolerance for bullying and the children are polite and respectful. The school strives for academic excellence and the teacher's dedication to their work shows in how well these kids learn. I am very impressed with DHMS and very glad that my daughter is a student there. Most schools in the Metro area are excellent and DHMS is a leader among the best.
—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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

386 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
87%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

340 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

380 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
87%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

420 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
62%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male89%
Black57%
Hispanic67%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities79%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English91%
Not migrant89%
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 Students85%
Female89%
Male82%
Black44%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant85%
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 Students86%
Female87%
Male85%
Black71%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant86%
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

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

375 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
46%
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 Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black45%
Asian91%
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant78%

Reading

All Students75%
Female82%
Male68%
Black74%
Asian83%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities80%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English77%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant75%
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%
Female72%
Male78%
Black46%
Asian94%
Hispanic42%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students72%
Female77%
Male67%
Black50%
Asian77%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities54%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English74%
Not migrant72%
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 Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Black20%
Asian73%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities58%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant64%

Reading

All Students71%
Female80%
Male64%
Black56%
Asian80%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students57%
Female50%
Male62%
Black19%
Asian60%
Hispanic6%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant57%
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 81% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black 5% 9%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 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 11%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4183 Braddock Trail
Eagan, MN 55123
Phone: (651) 683-6800

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