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Chisago Lakes Middle School

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Posted December 4, 2012

This school is the absolute worst. im not a parent, im a student and i think this needs a student imput. i went to taylors falls for elementary and i am now being pulled from this school. the teachers-awesome. office staff however - not reallly. the nurse is very sweet and is helpful. i have an anxiety and depression disorders and am a hypochondriac, so im out of school quite a bit. i have been bullied since 6 grade here i am now in 8 and cannot take it anymore. the school said they wouldnt drop the 2 girls so i have to leave. way to go chisago.


Posted May 29, 2009

We are new to the state of Minnesota and this school has not provided a welcoming atmosphere for a new family. The teachers tease my children on their accent to the point of us bringing to the attention of the Dean and we were blown off until he heard with his own ears. The administration likes to talk about all the great things they do, however if a parent questions these 'great things' then the parent is no longer welcomed. The school leaves the parent out of the loop and expects the parent to abide but what 'they feel' should be for the students. They will not look at a student as an individual but only use quantitative data. However as a parent with a Masters in Education myself I possess the understanding that data is not complete and well rounded without the qualitative side as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2007

The teachers at the middle school are awesome!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

The teachers at CLM School are wonderful. The office administration, deans, councilors, etc. need more training on being patient and dealing with children. I beleive the administration lacks compassion, and it seems like they don't understand childrens needs. I pulled my daughter out of this school for that reason.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

Great School with a great staff. School program is very student centered.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2005

We have had a child attending the Chisago lakes Middle School for 5 years now and we have nothing but good things to say about its staff and policies. Our daughter was very physically ill and missed almost all of 7th grade and attending 1/2 days for much of 6th and 8th grade. The administration, counselors, school nurse and teachers went out of their way to ensure that our daughter was taught all that she needed to know in order to stay caught up with her peers. They provided us with a homebound tutor and when she did return to school, they were very accommodating in helping her to adjust to being back in school. She is a healthy sophomore now and on the 'A' honor roll. This simply would not have been possible without the support given to us by the Middle School staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2005

The principal and administration have made great efforts this year to communicate openly with parents, sending many notes and newsletters, inviting us in for parent advisory meetings, and seeking our volunteer help. The staff we've dealt with are very dedicated, professional and take the extra time to meet the needs of our child. There are multiple academic offerings available to meet the needs of students at all levels. There seems to be an active effort to continually evaluate their academic offerings to ensure it stays top rate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2005

My child has ADHD, ODD, Anxiety disorders. My child attended the Taylors Falls Elementary School. They were very helpful in working with me as a team and develope a IEP for my child. Now my child has been in the Middle School for 3 years and it has not been a positive experience at all. The services he receives are very inadequate. The school does not follow through with the IEP, from the special education teachers, regular teachers, assistant priniple, to the paraprofessionals. They blame parents for their failures. There is a very inadequate understanding of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders within this school. Not all the teachers were present at the IEP meeting, and halfway through the year, two teachers weren't even aware of my childs IEP. After speaking to one of these teachers about this, the teacher told my child 'thanks for making me look like a bad teacher'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2004

New principal in 2004, We will see what impact this will have. Ran into two teachers, who were uncooperative about helping our son who has ADD. They gave us the feeling it was our problem, and they did not follow through on agreed upon ways of handling the situation. Had a bad experience at lakeside elementary, teachers gave us the impression they were overworked, and werent going to go the extra mile for anyone. Moved our son t to Taylors falls elementary, much better school and staff was great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2004

It appears to me that because there is a lack of control over the students resulting in violence, drug use and sexual promiscuity, the administration has decided to shut out the parents and community rather than come clean and ask for their help. Now the 'good' parents and students are unable to effectively communicate with the teachers and administration. Honest students are looked at with distrust and concerned parents are considered to be mettling. This school is a fine example of big government with too much power.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2004

This is highly student centered school with an excellent staff and a caring administration. The school has a strong and innovative curriculum and is sensitive to the needs of individual students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2004

This is an adult-centered school with a high degreee of nepotism where teachers and administrators are unresponsive and lackadaisical to parent concerns about policies and issues regarding their student. Parents seem discouraged from participating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2003

There is far too much fighting at this school,and the principal doesn't seem very effective. When you make a claim your child has been assaulted there is no follow up information. You are not informed of the consequences. Teachers do not follow through with child's assistance in classes, neither does the school counselor. There are worse schools, but this is not the best by far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

My son has an IEP and has received excellent one on one attention. He had an aide go with him to every class because he has a learning disability at the beginning of 6th grade but by the end of the year the aide was cut down to half a day and for the first time in his life he made the B honor roll in the third trimester.
—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 69% in 2010.

281 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

259 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
82%

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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

266 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
73%

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 59% in 2010.

275 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

279 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

278 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
47%
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 Students81%
Female86%
Male75%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White81%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities85%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%
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%
Female80%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities64%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English80%
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 Students72%
Female78%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilities60%
Students without disabilities72%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant72%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

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

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

242 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

259 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 59% in 2013.

269 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

268 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
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

All Students81%
Female81%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White80%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities84%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Not migrant81%

Reading

All Students67%
Female68%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant67%
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 Students71%
Female75%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Not economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disabilities24%
Students without disabilities75%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students65%
Female74%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilities32%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
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 Students71%
Female72%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White72%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant71%

Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%
Not migrant64%

Science

All Students52%
Female46%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disabilities29%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English53%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 73%
Two or more races 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 9%
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 23%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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