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Central Middle School

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Posted July 12, 2010

Great teachers who really know their subject areas and teach with passion. They love our kids and we thank them for that! The small "color" team approach works well to keep students connected to each other and their teachers. The "rainbow" team for music and language offers our kids great options and great specialists in each area. There's never been a school with1600 middle schoolers in it that offers so much while maintaining a personal, small school level of caring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2010

I love how the teachers and staff at this school help kids make new friends while teaching them to be more independent. The teachers push the kids to their maximum potential without sparing school and community involvement. The parents in our district expect and demand high-quality education. Unlike some other districts, we also expect high-quality people. If you want your child to develop depth of character, and receive stellar academics, this school is right for you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

Breaking up the students into 'teams' or 'colors' with which they have all their classes is a great idea and makes the school feel smaller because the students get to know closely the small group of students and teachers on their team. Academics are excellent. The school could work with students more on acceptance and social skills which is a key part of the early teen years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 28, 2008

Even though you only attend CMS for two years. I feel like it was a very good transition school. Going from grade school to high school would be very tough without CMS. It is a very nice school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

Even though CMS is very old i loved it. i was formerly a 7th grade student there. When ever you need help the teachers are always there for you. they have many sports you can choose from for only 20 dollars. the school is divided into teams so you wont get lost easily, all your classes are close together and so is your locker. they have a great curriculum and they will challenge you. I recomend this school for anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 18, 2004

Central Middle School is the Best school for my kids because it gives then a great chance of learning and meeting Friends and I recommand this school for Every parent who is wishing the best for thier kids. Caring Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

754 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

685 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
84%
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.

674 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

681 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
86%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

750 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
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 Students85%
Female86%
Male83%
Black63%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities88%
English language learners38%
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 Students84%
Female88%
Male81%
Black56%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English87%
Not migrant84%
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.

683 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

678 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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.

683 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

686 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

701 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%
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%
Female66%
Male68%
Black25%
Asian82%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English70%
Not migrant67%

Reading

All Students70%
Female72%
Male67%
Black37%
Asian79%
Hispanic41%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities46%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant70%
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%
Female74%
Male76%
Black46%
Asian88%
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant75%

Reading

All Students71%
Female73%
Male68%
Black37%
Asian76%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities74%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Science

All Students56%
Female48%
Male62%
Black28%
Asian62%
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners22%
Proficient in English57%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 73%
Black 11% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 5% 7%
Two or more races 2% 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 19%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8025 School Rd
Eden Prairie, MN 55344
Phone: (952) 975-7300

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