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Minnesota Virtual Academy

Public | K-12 | 2105 students

Best known for our individualized learning plans and award winning curriculum.

 
 
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3 stars

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Posted August 8, 2014

I would give it negative 5 stars if I could. This was one of the biggest mistakes we made for my child. Only one teacher ever responded to concerns. And the principal was not very receptive to any of my concerns. The technology didn't work. waste of time and energy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2014

The teachers really care about how my daughter is doing. They do whatever they can to encourage her and to help her when she gets stuck. One teacher even helped her with her time management problems (she was getting behind because of procrastination) and I was so grateful for that. It is a great alternative to the local public school--bullying and other disruptive behaviors caused us to switch schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

Great option for children with parents who want to be intimately involved in their child's education. You will get to know your child on a new level and will learn many things yourself! It is a great choice for many families.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

A wonderful option for kids who failed to excel in traditional schools or for parents who want to be more involved in their child's education. Kids are allowed to go at their own pace and are backed up every step of the way with licensed teachers. My child is on par with her peers in brick and mortar schools in most subject and flying far ahead in others. The time investment is far less than that of a traditional school because it's much more efficient to teach a child one on one than teach to a whole class and you ensure that your child is absorbing it all without the pressure to keep moving along even if they are struggling to grasp a concept. My daughter has been in MNVA for 3 years and we are absolutely loving it. I read the one negative review here and it just sounds like they have a chip on their shoulder. They ARE a public school and they don't make any claim to be anything other than that, but you are still schooling your child at home with the guidance of an excellent curriculum that is far more interactive and hands on than in traditional schools. All lessons are presented in a way so all types of learners can benefit equally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2012

This school was not satisfied with a D+ for English like my local school was. They would not let my son advance to the next assignment until he got it! What a great school! Teachers connect with my 2 boys daily. Teachers have called many times on their days off with reminders... encouragements, etc! I am puzzled why a person would give this school a "barely one" star. We have been going online to MNVA for 3 years now. A WONDERFUL SCHOOL. Comment from my 12th grader who finished up school in January: " I never would have graduated it if weren't for MNVA !" SPECIAL THANKS to teacher, Tracy Lermon for her dedication to my son's education! ... as well as MANY others!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

Is it possible to give ZERO stars? The "school" insists on calling the parent who does all the teaching of the material a "learning coach", while a person who interacts with the child directly perhaps once a month is called a "teacher" and is responsible for assessing student work when they have not even seen the child working day to day. The curriculum is sub-par: repetitive worksheets, a very few mediocre online "activities", such as hopping a frog down a number line, and a dumbed-down "script" for parents to follow when presenting the material. The "school" is not receptive to parent input (in fact, the "teacher" seemed quite resentful of it), and the whole model is front-loaded with as much, or more, bureaucracy as a regular public school. I enrolled because I thought that for a first-time homeschooler, the idea of free curriculum and computer and support was a good one. MNVA is not in place to support homeschoolers, it is in place to provide a "Public School AT Home" option. Don't do this if your reasons for homeschooling include any disklike or mistrust of public schools - because you ARE enrolling your child in PUBLIC SCHOOL, with all the bad that comes with it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2010

This is my first year with MNVA, but I have enjoyed the experience. We have a wonderful teacher - the same one for both our boys. She has been so helpful with everything. The work load is large for K and 1st grade, but I was prepared for that going into the school year. If you want to do well in MNVA you need to try and keep to the 4-5 hour-a-day work load. This is part of the agreement you sign when you start. If your family isn't able to work with that then maybe MNVA isn't for you. But do consider that the curriculum is high quality and their phonics program is wonderful! I think the hard work is worth it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

We love it! Thank you for an excellent curriculum, and a wonderful teacher to work with- we will be back again next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2008

They have wonderful acedemic standards, that many times reach above 'traditional' public schools. The teachers are always there to help. We love this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

It is our !st year at MVA and so far we love it. I am so glad this option in schooling was available to us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2007

We were with a MVA last year. We are not this year. That in itself should say something. Our MVA teacher was not helpful and in at least some cases she was quite discouraging for my wife in her role as teacher. The K12 system is good perhaps but is very rigid and large, leaving our family to work through holidays when public schools were no in session. It appeared to me (being from the outside) that it was set up to discourage with the intent to send the child back into the public school setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

Excellent academic program. Kids advance at their own pace. Take more time on concepts that are more difficult. Program is rigorous and flexible. Enjoy spending more time with your family. We get our work done during the day and have more family time instead of homework time!
—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 83% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
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 77% in 2010.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

96 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

135 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 46% in 2011.

100 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
60%

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 69% in 2010.

81 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

94 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

119 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
76%
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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

149 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

109 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
49%
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

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
77%
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 52% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
25%

2010

 
 
17%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

124 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
54%
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 72% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

115 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
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

The state average for Math was 71% in 2013.

126 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

128 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%
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 60% in 2013.

117 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 64% in 2013.

116 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 60% in 2013.

104 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%
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.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%
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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

175 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
45%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%
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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
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

All Students54%
Female63%
Male47%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students50%
Female63%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English50%
Not migrant50%
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 Students45%
Female44%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%

Reading

All Students36%
Female39%
Male34%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White37%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities41%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English36%
Not migrant36%
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 Students30%
Female28%
Male32%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White31%
Economically disadvantaged18%
Not economically disadvantaged34%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant30%

Reading

All Students55%
Female54%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilities39%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English55%
Not migrant55%

Science

All Students61%
Female59%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged61%
Students with disabilities47%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Not migrant61%
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 Students37%
Female35%
Male41%
Black14%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged40%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%

Reading

All Students51%
Female51%
Male50%
Black25%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White55%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged55%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English51%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant51%
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 Students39%
Female39%
Male38%
Black20%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White40%
Economically disadvantaged17%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilities38%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English39%
Not migrant39%

Reading

All Students52%
Female53%
Male51%
Black30%
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English52%
Not migrant52%
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 Students29%
Female32%
Male24%
Black33%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%

Reading

All Students46%
Female58%
Male31%
Black42%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%

Science

All Students29%
Female28%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged30%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%
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

Reading

All Students53%
Female51%
Male56%
Black36%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White53%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant53%
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

Science

All Students44%
Female38%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White45%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities26%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English44%
Not migrant44%
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.

185 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
90%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 80% in 2012.

165 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
79%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

199 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
25%
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 Students80%
Female89%
Male67%
Black64%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged82%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities57%
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 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

Math

All Students37%
Female32%
Male44%
Black18%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White39%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Not economically disadvantaged39%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English37%
Not migrant37%
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

Math

All Students25%
Female18%
Male35%
Black0%
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantaged25%
Students with disabilities9%
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English25%
Not migrant25%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 88% 73%
Black 5% 9%
Hispanic 4% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
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 18%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Brick and Mortar Public School
Colleges most students attend after graduation University of Minnesota
Bethel University
St. Cloud State University
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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Math club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Dance club
  • Drama club
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Work w/HS counselor
Clubs
  • Debate
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Justin Treptow
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (507) 896-3603

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Advanced placement courses
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • Work w/HS counselor
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • None
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Community service
  • Dance club
  • Debate
  • Drama club
  • Foreign language club: Spanish
  • Math club
  • National Honor Society
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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Students typically come from these schools
Brick and Mortar Public School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
University of Minnesota
Bethel University
St. Cloud State University
College preparation / awareness offered
College prep programs/courses during the year
SAT/ACT prep classes
Work w/HS counselor
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306 West Elm St
Houston, MN 55943
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