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Minnetonka West Middle School

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Posted April 26, 2011

Next year our child will be attending MMW. We have already had the chance to meet with the Coordinators of Special Services to allow a smooth transition from the Elementary School to Middle School and were interested in listening and responding to our concerns. And if that is any indication of the future for our chlid at MMW then the commenter from 2008 that only kinds w/o special needs is a spiteful writer or was just in a difficult mood then. The elementary school has done almost everything possible to give our child the fair chance deserving for any child with Special needs even with an Above avg IQ and still has Learning Challenges. Many schools used to ignore such kids as quirky and leave them alone. Instead they went head on and helped us understand our child's needs and have helped to fill in the gaps. And it appears the MMW will continue to offer the support, as it is needed and indicated. And the Principal went out of his way to meet with kids of special needs to try to welcome them, too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2008

My children have not like MMW at all. The teachers are only responsive to children w/o difficulties. The principal is difficult to get ahold of and slow to return parent's calls. He is not willing to view other views except his own. (Along with the superintendent)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

Minnetonka Schools have given my children experiences that I could never have imagined for them. It is filled with ways to get involved, outstanding academics, and enthusiastic teachers. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Extcellent school-- terfific in all areas. Academics, extracurriculars, teachers, leadership, parents, the student body are all great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

Minnetonka Middle School West has better quality of basically everything than Minnetonka Middle School East. There is more availability of music, art, sports, and other extracurricular acticity. The level of parent involvement is unbelievable. My daughters love that school! They can't imagine life without the magnificent staff, principle, and counselors. They love the involvement that the students and teachers share with one another. God Bless Minnetonka Middle School West. I hope it is around until my grandchildren are born.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2005

Minnetonka West really gives my child excellent oppertunities for higher levels of learning. It is a great school and very close to home. The staff is very helpful and nice. This school is absolutely wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

My daughter is in grade 7 at MMW and loves it. The staff is organized and goes out of their way to answer questions and meet the needs of the children. The same counselor tracks the entering student class for their three years and this is beneficial. There is a variety of extra curricular options. I highly recommend this school!
—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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
91%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

341 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
86%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
91%

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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

311 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

325 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
74%
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%
Female95%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Hispanic79%
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
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 Students88%
Female90%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White89%
Economically disadvantaged62%
Economically non-disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant88%
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 Students89%
Female90%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Economically non-disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilities61%
Students without disabilities92%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Non-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

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

355 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 56% in 2013.

352 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

351 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 59% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%
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%
Female76%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian78%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Non-migrant78%

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian83%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English83%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
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 Students82%
Female79%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic73%
Native Americann/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant82%

Reading

All Students75%
Female76%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asian60%
Hispanic60%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-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 Students81%
Female82%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian81%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities44%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English82%
Non-migrant81%

Reading

All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian94%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students71%
Female65%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian75%
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Economically non-disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities76%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant71%
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 90% 73%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Black 3% 9%
Hispanic 3% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
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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