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Posted July 27, 2007

I have had 3 daughters graduate from Cherry. Each graduated with nearly 2 years of college credits received at the school at no cost. Each has excelled at the college, so it seems that Cherry School & staff prepared them well for their future. Can a parent ask for anything more?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2007

I have two children in Cherry. Over the past few years I have noticed less and inconsistent discipline. The 'good kids' are the minority. Class time is spent dealing with problem children and less time spent on academics.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2004

My kids have been with Cherry for 8 years. Every year the quality of their education seems to go down more and more. My biggest problem is with the split classes. I do not feel the kids get proper amount of guidence/help with these classes. The teachers are in to big of a rush or something to teach both levels. I will be switching all 4 kids to a different school for the next school year.
—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 64% in 2010.

16 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

33 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
56%
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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

14 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
32%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
71%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
20%

2010

 
 
14%
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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
55%

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 56% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
13%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 62% in 2013.

22 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

Science

The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

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 Students35%
Female33%
Male36%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White35%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Not economically disadvantaged36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English35%
Not migrant35%

Reading

All Students27%
Female40%
Male9%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantaged27%
Not economically disadvantaged27%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Not migrant27%
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 Students27%
Female29%
Male25%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White29%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged31%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English27%
Not migrant27%

Reading

All Students41%
Female61%
Male19%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant41%

Science

All Students38%
Female39%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White41%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities46%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English38%
Not migrant38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students36%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White38%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged46%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
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

Science

All Students26%
Femalen/a
Male43%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White27%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities28%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English26%
Not migrant26%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
75%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
24%

2010

 
 
33%
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 Students90%
Female94%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities97%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English90%
Not migrant90%
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 Students46%
Female53%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities52%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English46%
Not migrant46%
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 Students33%
Female27%
Male39%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White34%
Economically disadvantaged0%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities38%
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-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 94% 73%
American Indian/Alaska Native 3% 2%
Black 2% 9%
Hispanic 1% 7%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 6%
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 40%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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