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Valley View Middle School

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Posted August 27, 2011

i love my school! vvms is great!(: I definetly am happy that i know i am getting a fabulous education! thanks valley view!


Posted May 13, 2011

This school is the best middle school in the area. If you ever come during connect time (9:13 am-9:27am) and hear announcements over the loudspeaker, thats me! Highly recommended!


Posted February 7, 2011

I am in fifth grade and I'm going to go to vvms and hope it's really good like how all of you explained in your comments! My best friend is going here and said her older sister went here and said it was a fantastic school! Hope she's right! See you vvms in 2011-2012!!!


Posted August 23, 2009

This school is amazing. Ive gone to edina schools since kindergarten and I have made so many friends and have had so much fun there. The teachers are fun and show discpline when it needs to be shown and I have just been having a great time here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 5, 2009

My oldest child is very bright, so I was afraid she would fall through the cracks of such a large middle school. To the contrary, she was placed in an advanced reading class (more like a 'reading-based projects' class, truth be told) and an accelerated math class. She has thrived. For our next two children, we'll try to get them involved in the same programs, but they are not as academically inclined as our first. I'm not worried at all about them, though. The school is terrific.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

Excellent school. Great efforts made to make all students successful. Great intervention for kids. Highly recommend.


Posted September 23, 2008

This school I would rank probably in the top 50 middle schools in the nation. It astounded me with there great teachers, students and enviorment.


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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.

309 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
88%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

335 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

339 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

328 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

330 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
69%
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 Students93%
Female95%
Male92%
Black56%
Hispanic90%
Native Americann/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Economically non-disadvantaged96%
Students with disabilities77%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English95%
Non-migrant93%
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%
Female89%
Male92%
Black75%
Hispanic82%
Native Americann/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities71%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learners60%
Proficient in English91%
Non-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 Students90%
Female88%
Male92%
Black79%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities70%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-migrant90%
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.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

346 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%
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 Students84%
Female84%
Male85%
Black63%
Asian94%
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities65%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant84%

Reading

All Students84%
Female87%
Male80%
Black63%
Asian91%
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Economically non-disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities68%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English85%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant84%
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 Students80%
Female85%
Male75%
Black45%
Asian90%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities56%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Reading

All Students82%
Female89%
Male77%
Black37%
Asian88%
Hispanic70%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged29%
Economically non-disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English85%
Non-migrant82%
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 Students87%
Female90%
Male84%
Black64%
Asian94%
Hispanic92%
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Economically non-disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities90%
English language learners50%
Proficient in English88%
Non-migrant87%

Reading

All Students80%
Female83%
Male76%
Black40%
Asian76%
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant80%

Science

All Students57%
Female50%
Male66%
Black20%
Asian64%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners17%
Proficient in English59%
Non-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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

328 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 Students97%
Female99%
Male96%
Black86%
Asian100%
Hispanic100%
Native Americann/a
White98%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Economically non-disadvantaged98%
Students with disabilities74%
Students without disabilities99%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English97%
Non-migrant97%
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 83% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 6%
Black 4% 9%
Hispanic 3% 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 8%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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6750 Valley View Rd
Edina, MN 55439
Phone: (952) 848-3500

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