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New Century Charter School

Charter | 7-12 | 141 students

 

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Posted June 2, 2014

New Century is a wonderful school. Great staff and the students seem to really respect each other.


Posted May 12, 2014

This school was so much better last year. This year a new director and lots of changes. Some of the teachers are not very good at teaching. I've been disrespected by one of the teachers and one of the administration staff. My kids were happier last year. May not attend this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2012

My A/B student son went to this school for about a year and a half. He was unhappy at the regular public school socially and this school was supposed to be more technology based and that appealed to him. First off, I was disappointed in his, for a lack of a better term for it, home-room teacher in that this man could not even speak proper English, his grammar was terrible and I wondered how he became a licensed teacher. Next, this school is project based and is only for kids who are SEL DIRECTED, student spend much of their time working on their own, this was not a good fit for my son who ended up not doing his work and clearly needed more structure, he dropped to a C/D student. Next, I found that this school became a dumping ground for students that were failing in the regular public school district, these students can be a drag on other students bring them down which seemed to happen more in this school because of the "self directed" nature of the learning. This school will only be a good fit for the student who cane tune out the negativity around and who is highly intrinsically motivated to work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2011

Scores are failing in all subjects on tests. What is the time being spent on if students are not doing well on the basics. It doesn't matter how well behaved they are if they are not being educated.
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Posted August 6, 2011

New Century in Hutchinson is a project based learning academy where core subjects are presented in real world applications and students are challenged to think outside the box. This is not a school for kids who don't govern their own behavior. Students are expected to self mediate and pace their learning. It's a great school for creative kids who can organize their time on their own terms while producing higher level critical thinking presentations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2011

I graduated from New Century Charter School as a "Charter Starter", I went on to study for my Bachelors Degree in Culinary Management and I am now traveling through Germany working hard and enjoying life! I'm very thankful to my High school, in my 5 years at the Charter School I grew confidence, knowledge and I made friends not only with other students, but also with the amazing staff. If you are looking for a change of pace from the norm I do recommend visiting and/or transferring to this awesome school!


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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 64% in 2010.

23 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

23 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
48%
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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

18 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
28%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
8%

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

Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2011.

19 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
35%
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 56% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
17%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
29%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
38%
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 Students29%
Female30%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged25%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English29%
Not migrant29%

Reading

All Students33%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White33%
Economically disadvantaged20%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English33%
Not migrant33%
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 Students25%
Female33%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged6%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Not migrant26%

Reading

All Students32%
Female47%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged11%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities43%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English32%
Not migrant32%

Science

All Students16%
Female19%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White19%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English16%
Not migrant16%
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 Students43%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English45%
Not migrant45%
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 Students24%
Femalen/a
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White24%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English24%
Not migrant24%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
64%
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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
21%

2010

 
 
59%
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 Students86%
Femalen/a
Male77%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities94%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English84%
Not migrant84%
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 Students54%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White58%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant58%
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 Students39%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White42%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities42%
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-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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 97% 73%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 7%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/A37%
Female 51%N/A49%
Male 49%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Glenn Klaphake
Fax number
  • (320) 234-3668

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  • Title I Targeted Assistance program (TAS)
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