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Posted April 15, 2014

GFW is good for a public school. The bullying isn't very bad, and the teachers are very good at what they do, but it isn't a good fit for some students. -submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2013

Way too much bullying, and when you ask the counselor or the principal for help, they don't do anything. I was bullied here a couple of years ago, before a switched schools, and the worst punishment any of my bullies ever got was having to eat lunch in the office for a week. No detention or calls to their parents. On top of that,incompetent teachers that can't teach.


Posted December 6, 2008

I think that this school is one of the greatest schools in the world. The teachers are by far the greatest in the universe.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2007

Yes, I would recommend some people to attend this school but not everyone. People who aren't motivated to work should attend this school. GFW is a pretty fair school with good test scores, but when are you going to use half the stuff they teach in real life? One of the things they are very against is voicing your own opinions. Parents can openly voice their opinions but for students it is abruptly discouraged and ignored. I wouldn't reccommend going here if you are opinionated.
—Submitted by a former student


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.

About these ratings

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 69% in 2010.

57 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

58 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

65 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
50%
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 69% in 2010.

49 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

63 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

57 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

68 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
32%

2010

 
 
23%
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 Students86%
Female89%
Male83%
Blackn/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Economically non-disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English91%
Non-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

Reading

All Students76%
Female87%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Hispanic64%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Economically non-disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
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 Students62%
Female75%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Hispanic36%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%
Non-migrant63%
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 Students67%
Female71%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Economically non-disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Non-migrant68%
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 60% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%
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 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

51 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
25%
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 Students44%
Female59%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged30%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English49%
Non-migrant43%

Reading

All Students49%
Female59%
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
Non-migrant48%

Science

All Students54%
Female59%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Native Americann/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Economically non-disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant54%
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 Students60%
Female53%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic69%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Economically non-disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students69%
Female75%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic58%
Native Americann/a
White71%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Economically non-disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities79%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English73%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Non-migrant69%
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 Students61%
Female60%
Male63%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English63%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students57%
Female63%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic23%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Economically non-disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
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

Math

All Students61%
Female65%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Economically non-disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%
Non-migrant63%

Reading

All Students55%
Female62%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Economically non-disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant54%

Science

All Students36%
Female35%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic0%
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Economically non-disadvantaged52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English40%
Non-migrant38%
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 77% 73%
Hispanic 20% 7%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
Black 0% 9%
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 46%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Ralph Fairchild
Fax number
  • (507) 426-7425

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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