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South View Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 1302 students

 
 

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Posted March 7, 2014

Great, but Short-changed by Superintendent & School Board: The principal & teachers are superb. They listen and resolve any issues with competence. My child has learned more than I can believe. My only concern is that funding can be tight. Meanwhile, many families are from the city of Edina but not the Edina school district. They want a district boundary change so their property taxes can go to Edina schools, but people at the district level won't support the issue. The funding shortage means kids at this school need to bring many classroom supplies from home and pay out-of-pocket for all activities, field trips, special programs, etc. It's still a great school though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2013

This school is fabulous. The students are kind and caring, and many teachers are extremely charismatic to students and parents. A few problems that could be adjusted are cliques, pranking, minor bullying, and speaking put more during LGBTQQA month. Overall, this school is excellent, especially in education of gifted students. -A Student


Posted December 12, 2012

The principal is creative, hard-working, innovative and an excellent listener. The teachers are some of the best. My only complaint is that there are cliques in the lunchroom. A handful of popular kids cuts in lines and excludes the majority of other students from sitting near them. It would be nice if kids sat according to the class that they just came from, or if once per week there would be a mix-it-up Monday, or something like that. Kids would verbally complain, but I think that they would feel some relief "on the inside."
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

you learn a lot, but many of the staff for special education were less than kind if one of the kids corrected them or didn't want to do something. instead of helping them, they would usually send them to the office for "tone of voice issues." the students are somewhat rude (like a lot of students all over), and some of the teachers are less than understanding too. I would say it was a bit overstaffed, and the teachers seem to not care about a few things.


Posted December 8, 2011

Nothing good to say about this school at all, overstaffed and overestimated. Would never recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

This is a superb middle school. It has a pattern of innovation that is unmatched. There are many programs in place to reach students who are academically struggling, thriving, and in the middle. There is a clear passion from administration to make this a school that meets the needs of all students and teachers set clear expectations and hold students to high standards. There is a commitment to teaching students and helping them develop into the people they want to be. I really like the direction of the school and the focus the staff has on equity and excellence.


Posted July 2, 2011

Great school. The teachers are excellent. The communication from teachers and the principal is impressive. The school is in tune with the psychological and emotional make-up of the middle grades. The school is organized and very well run, but not too controlling or harsh on kids. The class offerings are incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

Very Good School better than most schools ive been to and ive been to 7 different schools! although some people like taking advantage of you so you have to know how to defend yourself from others in the school otherwise its an extremely good school! i would send my kids here.


Posted February 25, 2010

I go to school here and there is alot of spirit and everyone is very nice. Everyone participates and learning is fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 22, 2009

I'm going there now and it is a very fun school! They make learning fun! :):):):)
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2008

I go to this school and I love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2006

Great teachers and professional staff to assist students with special needs. Excellent principal that cares about and relates with students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 28, 2004

An above average middle school in a district of high achieving students. The administrative leadership seems receptive towards challenging all students academically, including gifted, by allowing curriculum modifications to extend outside of grade level, and through appropriate teacher assignments and student placements. Teaching staff is young and enthusiastic, but individual teacher familiarity with implementing curriculum differentiation is still weak. Hoever, there are some really excellent, well qualified teachers on staff, who can be found by asking around among other parents. This school has strong parent involvement and support in school activites. One draw-back: the middle school is home to grades 6-9, which unfortunately, short changes the 9th graders out of a true high school freshman experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

This is an outstanding school and school district. The saftey is great, and people really care about you.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

311 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

290 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

297 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
88%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

344 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
63%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black58%
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities93%
English language learners39%
Proficient in English93%
Not migrant91%
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 Students87%
Female92%
Male84%
Black47%
Hispanic80%
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities35%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Not migrant87%
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 Students91%
Female93%
Male90%
Black62%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English92%
Not migrant91%
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.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

332 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

312 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

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 Students73%
Female75%
Male70%
Black28%
Asian74%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant73%

Reading

All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Black50%
Asian84%
Hispanic68%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners53%
Proficient in English83%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant81%
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 Students74%
Female78%
Male71%
Black38%
Asian91%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White77%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learners44%
Proficient in English76%
Not migrant74%

Reading

All Students76%
Female79%
Male74%
Black45%
Asian83%
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant76%
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 Students81%
Female83%
Male79%
Black71%
Asian89%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities50%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students79%
Female86%
Male73%
Black28%
Asian82%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant79%

Science

All Students52%
Female48%
Male55%
Black0%
Asian48%
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged8%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities54%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant52%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

302 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 Students96%
Female99%
Male95%
Black80%
Asian100%
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Students with disabilities72%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Not migrant96%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 6%
Black 6% 9%
Hispanic 4% 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 12%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4725 South View Ln
Edina, MN 55424
Phone: (952) 848-3700

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