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Robert J. Elkington Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 916 students

 
 

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Posted January 22, 2009

i know this is Excellent cause i went to it a few years back
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2005

I was a student at that school and I liked it very much. I now attend school at Northwestern HighSchool in Maple,Wisconsin. I found out by moving here that the Grand Rapids Middle School was teaching their children at an eigth grade level, in seventh grade. So I was well prepared when I entered the eigth grade at the middle school here in Wisconsin. I thank all of my old teachers. The choir and art teachers were wonderful and they helped you a lot. It was so much fun.
—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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

202 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

252 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%
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.

271 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
73%
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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

220 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
66%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

238 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

244 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
52%
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%
Female88%
Male84%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American83%
White86%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities91%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English86%
Not 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 Students80%
Female88%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American65%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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 Students79%
Female87%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American88%
White79%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English79%
Not migrant79%
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 Students80%
Female80%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White82%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities55%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
Not migrant80%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
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 57% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

236 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%
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 Students60%
Female65%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American45%
White63%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities45%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant60%

Reading

All Students66%
Female72%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American56%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%

Science

All Students66%
Female67%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American56%
White67%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant66%
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 Students47%
Female41%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American27%
White48%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities31%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English47%
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American60%
White65%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant65%
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 Students52%
Female60%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American32%
White56%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities12%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students58%
Female70%
Male48%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American20%
White64%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%
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 Students56%
Female58%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American53%
White58%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities4%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant56%

Reading

All Students62%
Female75%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American73%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities15%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant62%

Science

All Students42%
Female41%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American33%
White44%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English42%
Not migrant42%
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%
American Indian/Alaska Native 4% 2%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
Black 1% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
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 38%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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