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Fridley Middle School

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Posted August 11, 2014

Fridley Middle School is the best school out of all schools, in my opinion. I attended FMS 2011-2013, I loved it so much that I decided that I'm going back for the year of 2014-2015. The teachers, and staff are so great and kind. They make you feel very welcome. And the students also. The students make great friends to talk to, and hang out with. I haven't been to a school better then Fridley Middle School. I love FMS so much!


Posted October 8, 2013

The teaching staff is wonderful bunch that are really honest and communicative if you as a parent are active in your child's education. I do enjoy the school but I do not care for the students there, I believe their handling of undisciplined students are too light and could be detrimental to other students learning. I am pulling my student out of this school due to her getting tied into the wrong crowd, I have heard of bullying also among other students. They should have more stringent penalties for students misbehavior on bullying and offer a better learning environment for all students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2011

Mediocre in many areas. Some curriculum outdated, not in keeping with IB concept. Counselor/administrators not quick to respond when contacted for assistance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2011

FMS is a great school. I have found that to get the results and answers you want, you have to be a very involved and active parent in your childs education, from academics to sports to bullying issues YOU have to be responsible yourself and take action by physically going to the school and seeking that help. My Son has been bullied here BUT I have not ever had a problem with it being resolved with some type of disciplinary action being taken because I push for it, I AM THE PARENT, it is my job to ensure my child is safe at school and if all I were to do is report it and not follow-up, I too would probably not see results, but I am active and involved in every step of the way of my childrens lives.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2011

My grandaughter is being bullyed at your school if one child is being bullyed its one to many. She has been pushed around and told to go home and kill herself and many other horrible things. You fix is to have the bully say "I'm sorry" believe me this does not help. There is no consequence for the bully and it continues, I dont want her to come home crying every day or say she doesnt want to go to school. DO SOMETHING NOW!


Posted August 16, 2010

This school is not serving ALL students. There is poor follow-up from teachers and administration. It is very difficult to get teachers to contact you so you are on your own trying to help your child. The parent portal system can only do so much. You are shown your childs grades but not much on how to improve them. And when trying to get support for my child, little was offered other than summer school. And from what I have learned, the majority of history students failed. Looks like they need to look into how that teacher is failing teaching his subject. Academics are unsatisfactory and that's the point of education. Sports and all else are secondary. They need to prioritize.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2010

Although most of the staff is great, we had a horrifing experience there. My child was bullied beat up and threatened. I always had to report it to the school, they never called me. And when I asked for a copy of all the reports for some reason there were none. I believe there is a huge problem in this school that goes unreported. That was our experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

The teachers at FMS are wonderful, they really care about the students - they strive to make learning fun and foster positive self-worth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

I love Fridley Middle School for their high academic ratings, teaching staff, and their investment in long-term, strategic planning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers really care about the students and the curriculum will definitely benefit my daughter in tomorrows situations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

Hello, I love this school, it was my home when no one else would take me in, everyone was so nice and helpful, it really made me feel loved... It sounds strange and ominous but i think this school saved my life.


Posted October 5, 2004

Hey I used to go to school here. My name is Ashley Martin. I love that school. The teachers were great and the principal was awesome. I missed it down there but where we are now I can think about everything that I hated about Fridley and wonder why I hated it so much. Ms.Leibfreid was a great principal and she was always involved in the school activities. Thank you.
—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.

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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 69% in 2010.

168 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

178 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

170 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
41%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

181 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%

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 64% in 2010.

182 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

221 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
73%

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 59% in 2010.

189 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

193 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

198 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
28%
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 Students72%
Female79%
Male65%
Black64%
Hispanic56%
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learners58%
Proficient in English75%
Not migrant72%
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 Students66%
Female69%
Male64%
Black45%
Hispanic54%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant67%
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%
Female60%
Male63%
Black54%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities67%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant62%
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 Students68%
Female67%
Male70%
Black47%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learners25%
Proficient in English72%
Not 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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

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

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%
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.

171 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

221 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
24%
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%
Female48%
Male40%
Black33%
Asian33%
Hispanic26%
Native Americann/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English49%
Not migrant44%

Reading

All Students41%
Female48%
Male35%
Black38%
Asian42%
Hispanic29%
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities47%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English48%
Not migrant41%

Science

All Students48%
Female48%
Male48%
Black37%
Asian42%
Hispanic38%
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged66%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners30%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant48%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male52%
Black50%
Asian57%
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilities21%
Students without disabilities57%
English language learners32%
Proficient in English59%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students48%
Female54%
Male42%
Black50%
Asian48%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White49%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities25%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learners8%
Proficient in English57%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant48%
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 Students58%
Female53%
Male62%
Black41%
Asian64%
Hispanic55%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learners35%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant58%

Reading

All Students47%
Female44%
Male49%
Black29%
Asian57%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities49%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant47%
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 Students59%
Female52%
Male64%
Black44%
Asian83%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners43%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant59%

Reading

All Students41%
Female44%
Male39%
Black33%
Asian54%
Hispanic31%
Native Americann/a
White44%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities45%
English language learners9%
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant41%

Science

All Students18%
Female13%
Male23%
Black11%
Asian13%
Hispanic13%
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantaged14%
Not economically disadvantaged24%
Students with disabilities7%
Students without disabilities21%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English20%
Not migrant18%
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 55% 73%
Black 24% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 9% 6%
Hispanic 7% 7%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 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 58%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Margaret Leibfried
Fax number
  • (763) 502-5440

Resources

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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6100 West Moore Lake Dr
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: (763) 502-5400

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