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Mankato East Jr.

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Posted December 11, 2013

Good school overall, my daughter really likes it there. As with many schools, some teachers are really exceptional, some are not so great. Since they split students into two teams, you will get an assortment. Teacher tenure/union contracts make it hard to weed out the poorer ones. In my opinion they need to be more disciplined or picky in the hiring process. But overall we have had a good experience. They really seem to care about the students and do the best they can with the socioeconomic factors they deal with. The best thing you can do as a parent is to get involved so you know what is going on. Seems hard when you are working, but it is important to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

We are new to Mankato. My son was in Kennedy Elementry, now at Mankato East Jr. High. It's a terrific school with wonderful teachers. The move here was made much more pleasent do to the way the teachers made him feel comfortable and part of something special.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

My experience with East has been a great one. My son loves it there. The teachers are always willing to go the extra mile to help students, and there are many extracurricular activities to choose from - not just sports. Yes, it is true that the junior high is attached to the high school but I think that the teachers and administration staff do a good job of separating the junior high students from the high school students when necessary. I believe that the principal and vice-principal are very proactive in the school to head off problems in the junior high. I have had no problems with the school and neither has my son. He keeps his grades up and participates in sports after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2009

I want there to be a dress code , that is enforced!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2007

The teachers do what they can but are facing parents who don't care or discipline their children. East is unsafe but does have an (1) officer on campus. The Vice Principal works hard but I am not sure about the Principal. The main problem is they mix a Junior High with a High School and well this is happening in too many places and is a huge mistake. There are plenty of extracurricular activities available.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

261 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
68%
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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

231 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

239 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

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

Reading

All Students63%
Female65%
Male60%
Black34%
Hispanic39%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities69%
English language learners15%
Proficient in English68%
Not migrant63%
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 Students65%
Female62%
Male68%
Black25%
Hispanic63%
Native Americann/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities23%
Students without disabilities70%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English72%
Not migrant65%
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 56% in 2013.

237 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

238 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
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.

257 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

265 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
26%
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%
Female56%
Male51%
Black16%
Asiann/a
Hispanic46%
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged34%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities56%
English language learners10%
Proficient in English58%
Not migrant54%

Reading

All Students57%
Female60%
Male55%
Black13%
Asiann/a
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities42%
Students without disabilities59%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English62%
Not migrant57%
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 Students61%
Female66%
Male56%
Black34%
Asiann/a
Hispanic19%
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners23%
Proficient in English65%
Not migrant61%

Reading

All Students52%
Female53%
Male50%
Black21%
Asiann/a
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White59%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities22%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners12%
Proficient in English56%
Not migrant52%

Science

All Students36%
Female32%
Male40%
Black8%
Asiann/a
Hispanic6%
Native Americann/a
White43%
Economically disadvantaged22%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities13%
Students without disabilities39%
English language learners0%
Proficient in English40%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 73%
Black 15% 9%
Hispanic 6% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 6%
Two or more races 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
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 45%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2600 Hoffman Rd
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: (507) 345-6625

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